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“You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect you to.”Chris gillebeau, Author
This is one of my favorite quotes. “You do not have to live your life the way other people expect you to.” I framed it and hung it on the wall in my daughters’ rooms when they were growing up. I wanted them to know that maintaining the ‘status quo’ and following the ‘rules’ was not a requirement. I wanted them to trust their inner voice and be okay with taking the road less traveled. To be | COUNTER.
It is so easy to get caught up in what everyone else is doing – especially when it comes to beauty, self-care, lifestyle, fitness, and nutrition. We look to others in hopes of finding the ‘secret sauce’ – a clearly laid out path to perfection.
But, in truth, there is no secret sauce.
There is no secret sauce.
There is no one else like you. And this means, your path is not going to look exactly like the person before or after you. We have to carve our own path.
I created be | COUNTER to inspire you to do just that.
Carve your own path.
Reclaim your health.
Embrace your beauty.
Use your voice.
It’s your turn.
As a woman in her 50s, it is SO easy to get caught up in keeping up with those around me. This stage of life has me acutely aware of things like – How I should look. How I should feel. How I should dress. How I should age. Or retire. Or show up in the world.
But, truth be told, I don’t even like where most of the world is going with all that stuff. So, I’m choosing to do things a little differently.
To age healthy. To treat myself well. To find boundaries. To explore the outer edges. To embrace aging and learn to love myself through all the changes it brings. To be excited for what lies ahead. To speak my mind and be my own joy. To use my voice.
Maybe doing so will inspire you to do the same. Not MY way, but YOUR way. To carve your own path to health, self-love and meaning.
So we can ‘be counter’ and still ‘belong’ – together!
Let’s inspire each other.
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Let’s hang out as we carve our path to a healthy, happy life.
Karen Friend Smith
Certified Health Coach. Clean Beauty Advocate. Wise Woman in the Making.