A new year, a new beginning, a new start. Been there before right? what will you do to make next year extra special? It´s a new decade and a magical one. It´s time for those changes you been thinking about for awhile, not just writing down goals in your journal but actually committing to the goals you set up!
Setting up goals is the easy part – following through is the hard part. And that part (following through) is how you success. So what is the secret? Well one thing that stood our from all those who actually succeed is their ability to believe in their self, regardless of what the external world opinion. If you lack in self esteem work on it.
And as easy as it is to fall in to the path of pleasing others make it a priority to set time for your self and work on yourself. And of course don´t forget your love ones in the process. Set up goals – small goals that will eventually lead to a bigger one, and make one of your goals to follow them trough! And take time to stop and look at how far you have come and celebrate the small steps as well.
Remember to always set health goals, your body is your tempel – worship it!
And – relax and give it time, if you believe in it, it will come to you one way or another!
Well, I love the winter when it is dark out side and the snow is hanging from the trees. The cold winter days are magical, with the cold fresh air.
Sadly, due to climate changes the winters are not as cold and white as they use to be, they are more wet and damp and super grey. So how do you keep your self looking great – after a rainy bike ride? Well you need a great base ball cap made of fake leather to keep your hair from getting wet and to keep your make up in place. So every morning, this little bugger keeps my hair and make up in place.
So until I let my bike rest for the winter, my cap will join me on my daily rides, to and from work.
And when winter is finally here, I will enjoy it with all the beauty it carries.
My skin has kind of given up. It seems like no moisturizer in the world can deal with my skin right now. Unfortunately I live we’re the sun barely raise during the winter months and even if we do get moist weather “wet and damp” it is no good for my poor skin.
I become extra dry with itchy red spots all over. It is like I am constantly allergic to everything. I definitely fells more at ease during the summer. I believe the vitamin D together with the sun gives the skin all it needs
So how can we deal with the issues? Well going from nice perfumed body lotions to pure jojoba oil. No need to buy the expensive perfume body lotion when all my body is longing for is oil.
Pure oil in such a natural form as possible is what it craves. Even though my skin is really itchy and dry, I still exfoliating almost on a daily base. I exfoliate in the shower and make sure I put on oil straight after the shower when my skin is still damp.
I can see that my skin is not as plump and moist as it use to be, and I need to nurture it in a different way these days. Inside out.
Over all, I need to take care of me in a different way nowadays. Give my self some needed TLC !
I have always been very conscious about my appearance. Not in a frantic way but it has been a part of my overall “me strategy.”.I have maintained the same weight since high school. Even though my body does not look the same as it did then. Giving I have been blessed with 4 children. It’s still the same numbers.
Now that I am older and well let’s face it – things are going south , it’s time for some bigger changes mentally. I am talking about acceptance, with a generous amount of self love.
This together with a new way of approaching everything in life. I am kinder to my self. I have adjusted my way of approaching life. My exercise routine is different- to be honest – less hard core (Iron man) and more soft Yoga 🧘🏼♂️.. as it comes to food – less meat and more veggies. I also practice intermittent fasting , because I strongly believe especially as we age the body needs more time to recover on a cellular level.
And so far so good. I love the way my body feels after I give it the proper care and added attitude – I am perfect the way I am – in a humble fashion😉m
Look around and see what happens in the world with women today . On one side you will find the younger woman becoming more powerful, fearless and with a mind set on winning. This generation is what previous generation have slowly build up and passed on from generation to generation.
On the other side you see the older (mature) women becoming more powerful, fearless with a mind set on winning. I am thankful to be here, to be a part of this change. Slowly we rise and let the older (not refereeing to age) fallen women stay on the ground and forever rest. She has done her part and we are thankful for her walk, but now it´s time for us to stand tall. Beside us walks mature men who sees and encourage our rise, even if it means major changes for them. Their daughter, sisters, wife and coworkers are not the same as their mother and grandmothers once was.
Finally we will be accepted and most of all, respected for what we can bring to the table, that we can be great leaders and role models even for men. That beauty does not only belong to a younger generation woman it actually belongs to all woman in all shapes and forms.
4 years ago I lost my dream job, due to a large reorganization. I had been with the company for over 10 years. So somehow I thought I was safe. It took me a year to land a new position, not that I didn’t want or tried to get one, but It turned out to be more difficult then I initially had thought.
My self esteems hit rock bottom, and that year was awful. I finally manage to land a secondment that lasted for 8 months, a short employment followed in a small company (could not stand it) just in time to be head hunted to a larger company again.
This time was different, I really liked my job, coworkers, and the company. It was great. I had barely started before they started to reorganize. A lot of people was laid off and a 1,5 years later it was my turn AGAIN!
Once again I found my self unemployed, once again I had to go out there again “selling my services”. This time around it felt different, I felt at ease. I decided to put my trust in life and accept the thought that – yes, there is a plan for me too.
And sure enough I have had interviews and meetings on a weekly bases. And One of these meetings really made my day! After the interview was over and we started to walk to the door she stopped and turned to me and said – you know what – you truly have glitter in you!
I loved it. , It felt genuine and heart warming – exactly what I needed.
And as for me, I am starting a new job in a week. (After only a month unemployment) A job where I will use my magic and spread my glitter✨
Micro needling, peels, AHA, BHA, laser, botox, fillers and so much more! where do one start and where does it end?
I grew up during the 70’s and 80’s when sunscreen was a bootle of coconutoil with a maximum protection of 2, No one really knew the danger of the sun until it was a bit too late. I have medium fair skin, and burned quite easy as a child and believe me it shows now.
I m suffering from different pigmentations issues. And I really dislike it, uneven skin tone is not very flattering and yes I am over possessive when it comes to wearing sunscreen today even though I do like to get tanned, it is still painful to see the spots developing as I am getting tanned.
Pigmentation, you can never get rid of it without laser or hard core peeling, something I am not to crazy about.
I did a serie of Fraxel (laser) since I developed melasma during my third pregnancy. The melasma disappeared but I got a darker shade around my mouth, not attractive at all and no matter what number sunscreen I use it shows up the minute the sun is out!
But, I want to stay fresh meaning I am not just letting things go south. I eat right, I exercise trying to loose and tone, (not easy after 40) and use products that suppose to work wonders. Can’t say I see that much of a difference yet, I still have to give it time and as always my skin gets irritated when I try new products.
This is a mix of products I use, I am also in to micro needling something I find benefit my skin in many ways. Will give you a full update after my 5th session. So does anyone out there have experience from really good products that really give results? Please share🙌🏻