I Believe Women will achieve the Equality they deserve when they can defy all the industries that make them feel unworthy.
I Believe Women will achieve the Happiness they deserve when they quit worrying about their age and how they look. .
I Believe the Media does a better job at Instilling Fear in people than it does in empowering them.
I Believe Canada is a great place to live!
I Believe that Life isn’t Black or White. It is many Shades of Grey.
I Believe in Change:
It is easy to think that other people might need to adjust their attitude. It is harder to think that I might need to…
It began with a diagnosis of burn-out. I was relieved to know why I felt the way I did. Next came the task of mending. I slept a lot, read a lot, thought a lot, and talked a lot. Through this, I gradually began to rediscover who I can be. Not the me who is a wife, mother, grandmother, and so forth. But, the me who is a gardener, craftsman, planner and a great number of other things that are independent of my personal relationships and responsibilities. It is one thing to rediscover these things – it is another thing to give myself permission to let go of some things in order to embrace others. This is Attitude Adjustment…
One of the “other” things I like to do is research and write. This writing goes well beyond the scope of my Annual Christmas Letter. Not that I have a novel in me, nor do I want the responsibility of writing serious, thought provoking stuff. But I have a lot of ideas stored in my mind and on my computer, and I want to see them come to life somewhere.
I researched (of course) writing a blog. I eventually decided to give it a try, and this blog was born. It hasn’t been an easy birth. The title of the blog has changed a number of times in response to the content that I have written. It also turns out that I often don’t know where a post is going to take me until I start to write – who knew?
And who knew that the me who writes a blog is a social crusader. My agenda includes:
- Informing people about age discrimination as it relates to seniors. Seniors are being targeted with Ageist Attitudes that are insulting and demeaning.
- Informing girls and women about the impact on their self-esteem by the superficial world of the beauty industry and “Beauty Bias”. Intense media messages of all sorts undermine their confidence.
In short, I think people should be comfortable in their skin, regardless of their age or appearance. That is also Attitude Adjustment - not by me, but by other people… maybe.
I wish every woman could find a way to appreciate themselves for who they are, and let who they are be how they look.