Ageless

So I’m sitting here in a darkened bar surrounded by 21 year olds & I begin to contemplate my next day of birth when I’m to turn 40.  

I’m thinking to myself where has the past twenty years gone? 

So much has happened but I think the greatest thing of all I got older & I now appreciate all that I am. 

I love deeper and I know what I want out of life. 

I can look in the mirror and I believe it when I say “you’re beautiful & I love you”. 

I actually feel Ageless and I’m looking forward to the adventures that the next 20 years bring 

 

Close your eyes and breathe

Over the past 6 months I have taken a detour on the path that I “thought” that I was on.

I was busy putting things together for packages for my new business Walk Of PrYde when I was offered a position with a security company. At the time a lot of the projects I was working on had stalled and I was wondering if Walk Of PrYde & what I was creating was what I was to be giving the world.

The offer came out of the blue and I was flattered so I took up the offer which was with a  security company that supplies guards to a lot of the major music festival events over the summer season throughout Australia.

Over the months I have had a roller coaster ride with a million emotions that have popped up for me. At the beginning I felt that I was giving up on my dreams but as the time has past I have just realized that I am facing new exciting paths which are expanding how I am able to help others. But this didn’t happen until I once again started to breathe.

The moment that I stopped worrying about the past or the future and started being right here and now were (and are always) the most powerful moments within my life. And those moments came when I closed my eyes and breathed.

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Don’t judge a book by it’s cover

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It’s amazing how we look at a person these days and our perception of them is what we think of them and worse still they are creating a perception about you. There is a multi-billion dollar industry based around this, from the latest designer clothes, sunglasses and shoes through to wearing your “Right” colour.

I don’t know how many times I’ve heard someone at a networking meeting, a workshop / seminar say it only takes 7 seconds for someone to make their mind up about you. And to tell you the truth it actually makes me burn a little. I  could be wearing prink and some people don’t like pink but they say within the self-help workshops that if you want people to be attracted to you should wear pink or perhaps that’s just not my colour.

Look don’t get me wrong I love getting dressed up, wearing make-up having my hair and nails done but should we be making judgements on others because they don’t seem to appear the same as us? What is it really that upsetting us on how that person appears to you?

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What I find amusing is that underneath all of the hair, make-up, clothes, skin, muscle organs and veins we are all just a pile of bones.

Wouldn’t it be easier if you just saw bones in front of you then you could listen to what the person had to say and felt where they were coming from and not just focusing on whether or not you liked what they were wearing? It would probably help with thinking about how someone is judging or perceiving you.

I pose this to you next time you are speaking with anyone friends, family or someone that you are meeting for the very first time look past what’s on the outside, see their bones and truly listen to what they are saying you will be surprised in how much you will actually hear.

 

Photoshop – Love it or Loathe It

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My dear friend Cyndi from Cyndi Briggs Photography and I have been playing with characters lately as she is trying to find her special niche within the photography industry.

She has found that she is really enjoying putting together shots that are from the fairy realm and so I have been channelling my inner fairy tale character for the shots.

Cyndi went into her photography course thinking she was going to take beautiful shots but as time has gone on she is now creating beautiful shots through Photoshop.

When she came up with the final copy everyone was praising her on how creative she is and myself saying how beautiful I look. Cyndi also said that she will never show the pre-production shot which got me thinking.

I went to her studio and asked her to put the before and after shots together and yes there are quite a number of differences which lead me on an internal journey to see how I felt about the photos and how I felt about myself.

Looking at the photos together I felt a little disillusioned as in the photo shopped copy looked truly amazing but then I stopped a moment and remembered what the photo was for. I was to look like an elfling character a fictional character from our make believe. Fictional stories and characters where invented to take people on a journey and make them smile and this is what this series of photographs has done.

Then I looked at the photo separately and saw the person that I see every day in the mirror the person that I love unconditionally. The funny point is that when I saw the post production shot initially I felt that I was looking into a mirror as that’s how I see myself when I look at myself.

I look at all of the photographs that are taken for the fairy tale story that is being shot over a period of time and I see the elements of me within each of the shots.

So this brings me to how do you see yourself when you are looking in the mirror?

It has taken me a lot of years to finally look into the mirror a see the true beauty reflecting it self back at me.

Try this:

For the next 21 days look into a mirror for 5 minutes and say to yourself in your mind I AM an extraordinary being with beauty that shines from the inside.

Let me know how you go……..

BE YOU cause ther’s no-one else Like you and I’m glad

It is really eay to help others before yourself but if you are not as strong as you could possibly be how are you best going to help others. 
It takes a strong couragios woman to really just "BE YOU" there are a million images that we see every day that tell us that we are suppose to look and act a certain way. 
So I say "BE YOU" stand out if that's what you truely feel that you want to do blend in if that's what is true for you and LOVE yourself just the way you are.
It is really eay to help others before yourself but if you are not as strong as you could possibly be how are you best going to help others.
It takes a strong couragios woman to really just “BE YOU” there are a million images that we see every day that tell us that we are suppose to look and act a certain way.
So I say “BE YOU” stand out if that’s what you truely feel that you want to do blend in if that’s what is true for you and LOVE yourself just the way you are.