Ageless Living: Birthday Manifesto 2017

Grace under construction: discovering ageless living and loving it!

Newsflash: This goddess no longer ages! And no, I didn’t find the Fountain of Youth. I changed my mindset!

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Update: This is part 1 of many more episodes, years to come and a great place to start as I walk you through the history of where it all started. Click here and catch up on my next stop: 2018.

A Goddess Backstory

I was approaching the half-century mark and I could feel the negativity brewing in me. Which didn’t make sense. I am girl glass half-full — on a normal day.

But, honestly I looked into the mirror and the woman staring back wasn’t the same person I felt I was inside. Where did that girl go? Who was that lady?

Hard to explain to friends and family, I set on a quest to understand how this otherwise optimistic gal had fallen prey to scrutinizing every wrinkle, sag, change.

And sure. I look younger than my age; but, that wasn’t a consolation prize I was interested in.

I didn’t feel ageless. I felt like I was simply aging. But, that was all about to change.

Goddesses Never Age

This was to be the most valuable lesson I was to learn:

Getting older is inevitable; however, aging is optional.

Dr. Christiane Northrup

I came across a wonderful read, “Goddesses Never Age,” by Dr. Christiane Northrup. And it spoke to me like few books do: ageless living celebrating accomplishments and dismissing the number of candles on a cake.

The book was thought-provoking from cover to cover. The positive mind-setting was quickly contagious. The messaging was quite relatable.

  • Choose where your attention falls on: the accumulating birthday years or what happens in between.
  • Be cautious. Ensure the “milestone” birthday doesn’t turn into a “millstone” – in our culture, birthdays tent to mean you’re running out of time. 
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2017 – The year I trained for my first half-marathon

My Message to You

Embrace ageless living and you’ll feel the goddess in you fired up! Don’t let anybody co-author “Who You Are” based on a simple number and related social expectations.

On May 10th, I celebrate accomplishments of the past year and my worth, not just the number. I’m age agnostic and a rebel.

So says a goddess who no longer ages.

The best is yet to come.


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2 Comments

    1. Jejeje Cassie! I never dreamed in a million years I’d become “that woman” – concerned with “the number”. But, I am. I don’t want to be associated with any number and the pressures society places on where you are at a specific time. So, cheers to all age agnostics!! LOL

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