My fringe was beyond my nose. When I was out walking my hair flapped like one of those dogs with long ears. I lasted five months. Then drastic measures had to be taken.
I asked my daughter in law if she would cut my hair. She is a professional dog groomer. I had concerns that afterwards I might develop a bark or have a inkling when passing a lamp-post or a street light to perhaps relieve myself. Thankfully, neither happened!
Hair had been on my mind and I decided last year just before Covid happened that I would no longer colour my hair. I was fed up with wrong shades, faded hair, bleached beyond its originality. I went through more colours with hairdressers over the years than any paint pallet. My own attempt at home colouring was a nasty orange effect. Towels were ruined and the bath was stained. All in all, not great results.
I had reached the age where my hair was going grey. I decided to embrace the grey goose though some have been calling me the silver fox. Its takes courage to go the full hog and be your authentic self. I have to say it’s been one of the best things I have ever done. I wake up each morning and my hair is exactly the same colour every day. Not a shade of this or that or roots electric white screaming at me. It’s in much better condition. I’m me and I like me.
A friend of mine thought she was being kind and said to me “I will tell you the truth when I see you”. To which I was responded “I couldn’t give a toss what anyone thinks” (might have used a more colourful word there) “I’m doing this for me.”
So this is who I am, grey with bits of white and a few more wrinkles. Truthfully, I wouldn’t live in anyone else’s head!
And so the Hairdressers open next week. I will still be my authentic self. Perhaps you don’t have to go to the extremes that I have, but what would you need to do to become your authentic self. Someone who believes in themselves no matter what they look like.
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As we become so familiar with the word “restrictions” where we are all asked to control our actions which limit us is many ways. How could you turn that into a positive?
As we move forward from this pandemic we are asked to continue to stay in our own bubble as much as possible. We can visit family and friends but being mindful of washing our hands and continuing to wear masks and keep that social distance of two metres.
We have all gotten used to wearing masks (the physical ones). We have been used to masks on an emotional level too. Each of us wear masks to hide our true feelings. The “I’m fine” mask is well known.
This morning I woke up, showered and dressed. As I put on my shoes, I didn’t notice the pebble there.
My watch pings. My phone vibrates. My email dings. It’s as if there is a message everywhere every moment saying something like “hurry I’m speaking to you – can you not hear the vibrations – get stressed – I’m important – answer me – be at my beck and call – now – now – now – vibration – vibration – vibration.
Last week I had a second cataract operation. The left eye this time.
I don’t know about you, but every so often my emails get chock-a-block with rubbish.
I’m sick of it. They never stop. It seems like the whole world is shouting at me:
Listen to my audio and take a moment to consider Healing in Covid Times.
A long long time ago, the glimmerman lit the gas lights in the streets when it got dark. He lit his lights so people could see, so they could find their way through the darkness.
Comedy is so important right now. When you laugh you send happy feelings throughout your body.That has to be good for your immune system. And we need to keep our immune system happy and healthy.
We have all experienced our safety and connection being threatened, but, we can adapt, change and grow
Having studied, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, CBT, NLP, Coaching and Brain Working Recursive therapy, I am in awe at how you can help a client back from the brink. The work you put in will give you hope. Hope for a future you can work towards. Take the first step today!
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