In coming weeks I will review other books that are in the forefront.
As I live on the shady side of 50 I take empowerment where I can get it.
The new books give fresh ideas and inspiration.
One book I will talk about next week. After reading this guide I was inspired to practice what I call the 3 G’s of Growing Older:
To act with grace grit and gratitude.
Having the radical grace to flaunt self-acceptance in the face of cowardly critics who find fault with us as individuals simply because we exist.
Using grit to persist in living through a new challenge.
Writing a list of five things every other day in a gratitude journal.
It sounds corny not peachy yet writing down things I’m grateful for has helped lift my mood: As well writing down things that make me happy and things I like about myself.
At 56 years old I was empowered most by 2 books that women wrote on topics that are intertwined.
Out of the blue I decided to reach for the stars after reading these books.
They changed my perception not only of what was possible to achieve.
They altered my fear of what others might think of me.
Really: the older a person gets it’s time to open the door and step into love for yourself and others.
I don’t want to contribute to shaming or collude with haters.
One book I read was so empowering that I decided to buy a pair of shorts and wear them in the summer.
Why is this a big deal? More on this next week on why reading the book about image and style lit a fire under my ass to change my perception and reach for the stars.
The 2 books are Do Better by Rachel Ricketts and Style Therapy: 30 Days to Your Signature Style by Lauren Messiah.