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What you do IMPACTS others ….lessons from yoga

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It’s midday and I’m just home from an awesome yoga class in which I continuously observe myself in action. I went to a short ONE hour flow (i.e. very short as most classes are 90 min) and was expecting it to be easier that my regular practice, which is  90 min about 4 times a week on average. Well, blow me down with a little feather,  as an hour of deeper and harder intensity prevailed. Arrrgh. I thought I was going to “get off lightly” and recoup a bit of energy and do less as it was shorter. Really?

How often does this same idea play out in your lives?

Sometime we need shorter zaps of intensity and sometimes we need to drag ourselves through the endurance required to go the whole hog. Sometimes we have work with our minds, sometimes our flailing bodies, sometimes both. Mostly we have to let go of dratted assumptions!

I go to yoga so I can go to life.

I let yoga do me so I can do life.

I process my stuff in yoga so I can lead a simpler, more evolved life outside of yoga.

My biggest attempt is to become yoga – the union of body and mind.

So often it is our weak MINDS that allow us to become lazy students of life, and in our bodies.

You also need to remember that what you DO has an impact on others — whilst trying to fight off flu and balance on one leg in yoga, I found another life lesson a little while back.

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No matter what YOUR form of personal exercise is that always calls you back, drags your butt back to come and practice it, I am sure that it too, shows you a way to manoeuvre through your life? If not, maybe it’s time to change what you do?
I get so many insights and lessons, little “klaps” from the universe and every now and then I will also get blessed with a deep sense of strength and peace from doing yoga regularly ….
A couple of months back I found that the general “discipline” in the classes at one point started to wane — or maybe, quite possibly, it’s simply what I was noting at that moment as a kind of mirror. So, is it external, or internal and  am I being mindful of what’s going on around me or perhaps “vomiting” my own energy  and projections where it doesn’t need to be?
Yoga, just like life, at the studio where I practice has a few rules or “guidelines”  in place to keep the space sacred and safe for all. One of them is SILENCE in the practice room, another is arriving ON TIME  for class and not letting students in late, another is that unless it is really, really serious, you are asked to STAY IN THE ROOM – now if you have EVER done Bikram yoga, sometimes that last one alone is the hardest of all.  Staying in that  hot, sweaty, throbbing intense heat can push every button I have ever thought possible. And on other days it’s like a welcome breeze.
So often it is our weak MINDS that allow us to become lazy students of life, and in our bodies.  My insight one morning was that what we do gives others permission. In the last few classes I’d attended all of the above guidelines for discipline had been seemingly “broken” or “negotiated”.  The moment one person crosses the line, the next one does so too. I notice that the moment the first student leaves the room, for whatever reason, that  9/10  times another one quickly follows, and then people walk around getting tissues etc , etc. It’s like a negative domino effect……BAM.
So the opposite is true too – that by STAYING in the room, staying in the pose another moment, just one more second, enables others to glean strength from you too and be the positive domino effect. The moment you give up,  it gives others permission to  give up too. So what are YOU doing in life, that is negatively or positively affecting YOUR life, and thereby the domino effect to others around you. Now I KNOW that in yoga we are only meant to concentrate on our own two eyes, our own experience etc, but one cannot deny the group consciousness — otherwise we’d all be practising yoga on our own at home.
My own personal journey is to notice when I’m being judgemental – of both myself and others, and yoga provides that chuckle and annoyance all the time.
We are the observers of our thoughts, observers of our surroundings, as within so without.
Yoga is the most amazing practice when done in synergy with others as that energy can circulate the room and lift you farther and higher than you could ever go alone — be mindful when you break that energy out of sheer lack of willpower, being unconscious or lazy.
Be mindful of how soon you give up,  as the class is only as strong as the weakest link.
I promise to do my utmost to stay a moment longer, be present a second more.
 These pics were taken for my latest photo shoot and are two of my favourite yoga poses that require bulldog like determination and focus.  I do NOT look as calm as this when I’m mid class – you’ll find me all redfaced and sweaty. CHARMING! You cannot think of anything else when in these poses – lol I just fall over if I wander off in my mind, or have drunk too much wine the night before !
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With Lightness, Kate
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Are you somehow still holding on?

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Two monks left their monastery to pilgrim for a couple of years. They were not allowed to speak to anyone or touch anyone all the time they were travelling.

They got to a river where a woman was trying to cross but she couldn’t do so on her own, as she was too scared to.

The one monk wouldn’t help, given their directive from the monastery; but the other one picked her up, carried her across the river and set her down very safely on the other side.

The monks continue their journey together and arrived back at the monastery two years later.

When they had settled back, the monk who wouldn’t carry the woman said to the other one — “ how come you broke the rules we were given for our pilgrimage and carry that woman across the river … you KNOW we were not supposed to talk to or touch anyone?”. The other monk looked at him gently and said — “for two years you have carried this heavy load with you, but you see I put her down on the other side of the river and moved on!!”

Sums it up doesn’t it!!

So, where are YOU holding on long past your sell by date. I’m sure you know that I am passionate about all things that keep us stuck, heavy, in the past, bemoaning our situation — whether anything in your physical space that depletes your energy, people stealing your power (remember it’s only with YOUR consent though) and of course any body clutter stealing your va va voom.

So to share this passion and nudge you along your path to help YOU LET GO – read on, as I have a gift for you.

Getting rid of clutter of all descriptions is one of the easiest ways to start shifting your life. There is a very magical reciprocity between letting go and creating new flow. As you dare to be brave, take the next step and look at all aspects of your life, you will trigger such an amazing series of events that will catapult you forward to the next level.

In order to climb, you HAVE TO trust and let go of the branch below.

PERFECTION IS NOT WHEN THERE IS NO MORE TO ADD, BUT WHEN THERE IS NO MORE TO TAKE AWAY. Antoine de Saint-Expury.

Are you letting yourself down?

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As you know I always use my own life as inspiration for my musings to you, so as stuff comes up for me, I ask you the same thing…
Do you ever feel as though you are letting yourself down? You say you’ll do something and then just let it slip off the radar?

As you know I always use my own life as inspiration for my musings to you, so as stuff comes up for me, I ask you the same thing…
Do you ever feel as though you are letting yourself down? You say you’ll do something and then just let it slip off the radar? For e.g

 

1. Wash Mitsy the poodle but land up leaving her scruffy all weekend

2. Promise to call someone – you say…oh Kate we MUST catch up for coffee

3. Commit to start a new programme and then let it fizzle out in two days

4. Promise to write that important article/ letter but keep putting it last

5. Know you have several appointments outstanding but never get around to the dentist or medical check

6. Decided your will needs changing but just dont make the call to alter it

7. Decide to cut out wine in the week…until Monday evening

8. Say X ….then you somehow let yourself off the hook and just say it doesn’t matter and do Y.

Whilist we are all be busy in the crazy world of ours, this concept boils down to your PERSONAL integrity and whether or not you take yourself seriously, and have self respect. If you feel that others often let you down, break commitments and generally mess you around, start looking at yourself and if this is the kind of thing you do to YOURSELF?

The solution:

If you say you are going to do something, then do it. It’s a mental choice. What would it take for you to become someone that YOU admire and respect?

If you dont do it, then how can anyone else?

If you would you like to become one of those people that when you say you are going to do something, that you do it, Ask yourself one question- Have I made commitments to myself /others that I am not honouring and how does this make me honestly feel?

Make a list of where you are out of personal integrity with yourself (and others if appropriate) and face the list. Pick one area that is weighing heavy on your heart and resolve to do it today.

What I know for sure:

As you start trusting yourself to honour your own word, it will undoubtedly boost your self esteem and your energy levels by knowing that your word means everything. The kick you will get out of being true to what you say will make you walk with a bounce. Do not let other things take priority and get in the way.

Resolve to be true to your word- just like my beautiful Tiger below called Stripey – he sure knows how to be TRUE to himself!

Have a delightful day, as always, love

Do you exhibit stickability?

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Whether this story is in fact true or not, it still rings true for me as a reminder in terms of the vast mistakes we can make when we dare to make assumptions about another human being,

Whether this story is in fact true or not, it still rings true for me as a reminder in terms of the vast mistakes we can make when we dare to make assumptions about another human being, or another situation  — it also means we will potentially be making the same assumptions about ourselves in some way.

 

One night President Obama and his wife Michelle decided to do something out of routine and go for a casual dinner at a restaurant that wasn’t too luxurious.

When they were seated, the owner of the restaurant asked the president’s secret service if he could please speak to the First Lady in private. They obliged and Michelle had a conversation with the owner.

Following this conversation President Obama asked Michelle, “Why was he so interested in talking to you?”

She replied that in her teenage years, he had been madly in love with her.

President Obama then said, “So if you had married him, you would now be the owner of this lovely restaurant?”

To which Michelle responded, “No Dear, if I had married him, he would now be President!”

This story shows me the arrogance of us all, at some point. It has nothing to do with male versus female or quick wit in the moment. I wonder how many times a day I make a mis-judgement, some form of error or a minor false accusation (even without intending to be malicious or hurtful in any way).
Often we are just not “emotionally aware” enough to see what is really the story behind the story that we see, feel and perceive — we simply and simplistically want the way we assume things to BE the truth for e.g. in the case of the president above. We want to be correct and proven right — thus our inability to see the truth because of what it might enforce us to believe about ourselves, can lead to potentially grave errors. Errors that keep us stuck in a small point of view.
So when I read this, it made me stop and think about where do I tend to make arrogant assumptions, about YOU, me and the next person. How much kinder could our world be if we did in fact ask the right questions, rather than assume we know all the answers.
I am most guilty of this when it comes to intimate relationships – I tend bring so much of my stuff like past pain, past, jealousy and all the other ugly shadow aspects I don’t ever want to admit.  And here comes the self judgement — that because of the work that I do and the message I spread in the world, that I “should” have it all better together. But blow me down, I can get into that dangerously assumptive space like a teenager reduced to ridiculousness. Then in other areas I feel like I’m flying high at tertiary level, passing cum lade. Such is the lesson of life that we have to grow through. But there they are — my assumptions that I continue to work on, be friend, cajole them out of the wood work, break pieces of real wood to help me break through the barrier. And yes, I see relief and shifts, but I know there can always be more too. So I constantly work on the angle of where am I making assumptions that will make me play out the old scenarios linked to past baggage rather than help me to step up into a new form of relationship. Maybe your glitch is also relationships, or perhaps it shows itself in career, finances, health, family?
I am interested in the letting go of the assumptions that keep me small so I can be more fully present with YOU, in this moment. Leaving my own old lenses with which I can view the world beside me, and be willing to step across the threshold of vulnerability….
So my challenge to myself and to you, dear reader, is to go about your day and your week questioning your motives, your intentions and your assumptions. When you find that someone makes an incorrect assumption about you, why not see if you can let them down gently and put the “record” straight so to speak.  Help open their eyes and hearts. See if you can do your level best to stop perpetuating assumptions about what can and can’t be done. What you can and can’t be achieved, where money does and doesn’t come from. To attempt to be more expansive, open, willing trusting and playful.
And of course, as always, I’d love to hear your views so please leave me a comment or interact with me on my facebook page here
you can also sign up on my website for a course to help you SHIFT 1 THING – www.kate-emmerson.com

The Arrogance of Assumption…

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Whether this story is in fact true or not, it still rings true for me as a reminder in terms of the vast mistakes we can make when we dare to make assumptions about another human being,

Whether this story is in fact true or not, it still rings true for me as a reminder in terms of the vast mistakes we can make when we dare to make assumptions about another human being, or another situation  — it also means we will potentially be making the same assumptions about ourselves in some way.

 

One night President Obama and his wife Michelle decided to do something out of routine and go for a casual dinner at a restaurant that wasn’t too luxurious.

When they were seated, the owner of the restaurant asked the president’s secret service if he could please speak to the First Lady in private. They obliged and Michelle had a conversation with the owner.

Following this conversation President Obama asked Michelle, “Why was he so interested in talking to you?”

She replied that in her teenage years, he had been madly in love with her.

President Obama then said, “So if you had married him, you would now be the owner of this lovely restaurant?”

To which Michelle responded, “No Dear, if I had married him, he would now be President!”

This story shows me the arrogance of us all, at some point. It has nothing to do with male versus female or quick wit in the moment. I wonder how many times a day I make a mis-judgement, some form of error or a minor false accusation (even without intending to be malicious or hurtful in any way).
Often we are just not “emotionally aware” enough to see what is really the story behind the story that we see, feel and perceive — we simply and simplistically want the way we assume things to BE the truth for e.g. in the case of the president above. We want to be correct and proven right — thus our inability to see the truth because of what it might enforce us to believe about ourselves, can lead to potentially grave errors. Errors that keep us stuck in a small point of view.
So when I read this, it made me stop and think about where do I tend to make arrogant assumptions, about YOU, me and the next person. How much kinder could our world be if we did in fact ask the right questions, rather than assume we know all the answers.
I am most guilty of this when it comes to intimate relationships – I tend bring so much of my stuff like past pain, past, jealousy and all the other ugly shadow aspects I don’t ever want to admit.  And here comes the self judgement — that because of the work that I do and the message I spread in the world, that I “should” have it all better together. But blow me down, I can get into that dangerously assumptive space like a teenager reduced to ridiculousness. Then in other areas I feel like I’m flying high at tertiary level, passing cum lade. Such is the lesson of life that we have to grow through. But there they are — my assumptions that I continue to work on, be friend, cajole them out of the wood work, break pieces of real wood to help me break through the barrier. And yes, I see relief and shifts, but I know there can always be more too. So I constantly work on the angle of where am I making assumptions that will make me play out the old scenarios linked to past baggage rather than help me to step up into a new form of relationship. Maybe your glitch is also relationships, or perhaps it shows itself in career, finances, health, family?
I am interested in the letting go of the assumptions that keep me small so I can be more fully present with YOU, in this moment. Leaving my own old lenses with which I can view the world beside me, and be willing to step across the threshold of vulnerability….
So my challenge to myself and to you, dear reader, is to go about your day and your week questioning your motives, your intentions and your assumptions. When you find that someone makes an incorrect assumption about you, why not see if you can let them down gently and put the “record” straight so to speak.  Help open their eyes and hearts. See if you can do your level best to stop perpetuating assumptions about what can and can’t be done. What you can and can’t be achieved, where money does and doesn’t come from. To attempt to be more expansive, open, willing trusting and playful.
And of course, as always, I’d love to hear your views so please leave me a comment or interact with me on my facebook page here
you can also sign up on my website for a course to help you SHIFT 1 THING – www.kate-emmerson.com

“Falling apart” or “falling together”?

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At some point in our lives we all tend to use the expression “my life is falling apart” – when everything seems to be going haywire, losing its grip and shattering before our eyes.

What we forget is that it is always, well mostly, for our highest good. We don’t want to hear that when we are kicking and screaming against the changes, the flow that appears to be pushing against us, the struggle and the potential fear of NO MORE.

We are the ones that make the changes harder and harder to welcome. I came across this beautiful expression this week about rather than seeing it as “FALLING APART”, that we view it rather as “FALLING TOGETHER” – the bigger picture is usually about about falling together – IF we can get ourselves and our fragile egos out of the way. It reminds me of one of my favourite poems of all times called GOD IS LIKE THE WIND, that i will share below.

If we play small, hold tight and forget to go with the flow, life will feel like it is truly falling apart. If for one moment in time, we can remember the bigger picture that we are never meant to know in totality, it can make it seem as though our soul is truthfully assisting us to fall TOGETHER again.

Our journey here on earth is one of wholeness, inner healing and a return back into the full joyful expression of who we really are. BREATHE.

So next time you feel like you’re falling apart, remember your soul might be helping you to fall together in the most exquisite way.

Here is the beautiful poem I have loved for over 20 years

GOD IS LIKE THE WIND  – by Don Glassey

We cannot see the wind, but we can see the activity it creates;

Moving through the trees, rustling the leaves, blowing over grasses. Likewise with God, for though God is invisible and unseen we can perceive the effect of God’s creative force in our lives.

In the miracle of birth, in a mother’s unconditional love, in the joyous laughter of a child.

Even when there seems to be no wind, if we are very still we can feel the wind’s presence

Similarly with God, for in those moments when we doubt god’s existence, if we are very quiet and calm we will feel God’s omnipresence.

 

When the wind blows very hard, if we are moving very fast, we may not be aware of its strength.

Likewise with God, if we are very restless and busy we may not sense God’s presence even though it is omnipotent.

If we disregard the re-balancing force of a strong wind, it may blow more powerfully in the form of a hurricane or tornado to fulfill its purpose.

Like wise with God, if we ignore God’s omniscience in re-balancing our lives, God’s will may be more forceful to bring us back to purpose

It is always our option to heed the forces of nature and hear the message in a gentle wind, or we can wait for a gale wind to get our attention. Similarly with God, we can listen to God’s whisper, or we can wait for God’s shout.

It is always our choice.

So, what are YOU choosing to think, feel, experience and reflect today, RIGHT NOW? Let me know below …. or on https://www.facebook.com/kate.emmerson.page

Blessings, Kate

Get IGNITED this winter!!!

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Happy winter – let’s use the introspective time to make a difference in your life!….

 

This newsletter has the following: a  short video, an inspirational workplace article, my new talk and a hint of something to come…

1. VIDEO (1.5 min) to share my winter retreat you can do from anywhere SO – If you wanted to join us on Mauritius and couldn’t make it, this is FOR YOU. IGNITE YOUR LIFE from your own home
VIDEO -watch here
READ MORE on my website  HERE

2. Need more energy and oomph? 

Article about VITALITY in the WORKPLACE – a passion close to my heart to stay engaged and energised this winter –check it out here

3.  Inspire your staff  and teams with me as your guest speaker: 

 My new talk DITCH YOUR GLITCH is on offer . Click here 

SURPRISE RETREAT

This is my fun, magical and exciting adventure for you that I’ll tell you about next time!

A retreat  held in NOVEMBER  to close out your year strong and create your vision for 2014

Plenty of time to book for this once in a lifetime opportunity….

The Power of Commitment and Long Term View….

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I have always been one of those LAZY face and face care people, by which I mean no matter how excited….

I have always been one of those LAZY face and face care people – by which I mean no matter how excited I can get about the IDEA of cleanse, tone and moisturise, I tend to do it in fits and starts of sporadic energy. Having started early when the good ol’ teens set in and I was interested in keeping pimples at bay (ok, I lied i really mean ACNE at bay – my god I remember my university exams in the middle of searing heat in Durban with 35 degree heat and my skin was soooooo bad I had to wear thick base to even get myself into the exam, I was so embarrassed- sheer stress erupting through my pores….but no matter what happens I think I take a double dose of  “rehipnol”, because no sooner than a bottle of gunk has been completed, it’s like I forget to buy the replacement bottle, using every single assortment of goo I can find rather than going and buying the next one. Then I get fed up again, find a new product, or see a great special offer with ooooooh ooooh such a pretty goody bag! bla bla bla

 

Don’t even talk to me about taking my make up off at night, EVERY NIGHT. Seriously, who does that?  The quintessential clubber in my youth, I’d rather collapse on the bed with the blasting music dof, dof, doffing in my ears (you KNOW what I mean after 8 hours of crazy loud music hey?) – and I guess I just set myself up with bad, sporadic and “doomed to die with bad skin” habits.

 

So eleven years ago when I started my coaching business, I KNEW I really OUGHT to start taking my appearance, clothes, face, make up i.e. general street appeal to a new level. I have never done it all at once (aka a makeover like our latest retreat we are offering Mauritius – don’t worry ladies we are offering it again next year) – and will sometimes pay attention to hair, then nails, then clothes etc. But when I started doing well-paid talks for my work, well, I then had to bump it up another notch, to step it up again and be more in the limelight.

 

So whilst I know it’s always a journey….but my real grown up journey with taking my skin seriously started last year ….

 

 

Not one for trying Botox (but definitely pleaded with by some friends to join them) I am also not a HUGE fan of my scowl mark (who said I was happy every moment of the day) and my forehead wrinkles (aka the lines from baby oil and a silver roof to tan on during matric) let alone the fissures starting on either side of my mouth. I like to believe I have an ANIMATED face that shows feeling and emotion and my wild laugh, but truth is, my lines, dehydration and wrinkles bother me. My gran had, and mum has, amazing skin, due mostly to less sun exposure, but I’d like to do the Emmerson female lineage proud….and Holy mackerel don’t even start me on the adult mid 40’s acne. WHAT is that??

 

So last year – I was the guest speaker at a talk and Dermalogica were there doing a fabulous activation and mind mapping – I literally pounced on this girl, who admittedly all of 20 nothing, but oh boy, her skin literally glowed and looked like she was airbrushed in front of me. ALL MORNING! I wanted me a piece of that glow factor…

 

One of my lessons has been to learn to expand my worth and my value and to realize that I am a GREAAT spokesperson and brand ambassador if I LOVE you and your product. So I literally asked (well perhaps I begged!!!!) to see how I could be one of their brand ambassadors – hoping like mad they would see value in me and how I could spread the Dermalogica love……

 

It is about commitment …. To a product, to using it, to speaking about it and putting my own energy on the line saying I believe in it and Looooove it.

 

Yes I agree it is an absolute treat /spoil/ gift etc. to be delivered a bag full of delicious goodies from such an amazing product house – beautifully packaged, clean white lines just up my minimalist alley, and the promise of changing my skin rather that just a token product to pat on the outside. I remember it was also a big fat reward last year – On the 1st August I was hand delivered my basic routine – and after spending an entire month flat on my back in July with a slipped disc, it really did give me huge pleasure to open up that bag – I was also about to start travelling to do all my Women’s month talks around SA, and after a month of 5 sets of hectic drugs, I rely felt like my skin was in dire need of some TLC. I was quite literally grey (no no, my hair is silver, but my skin was pallid and grey!) I feel like my skin was rescued and it just lapped up everything I layered carefully on it.

 

I saw a massive jump in the look, feel and general appearance of my skin within two weeks – I even felt like I was starting to love it better in a weird way, paying attention every day TWICE a day and being fastidious about my exfoliation and masks….then another shift at the 1 month mark and then again at 3 months. I then kicked up a gear as my back got stronger and started working and travelling hard again, and got under huge amounts of stress, as we do…… About 6 weeks into using the product I also started breaking out and getting my delightful acne back – yuck – I bellowed to see if there was something the range had to help me, and whooopppeee, medicated gel and medicated concealer. My NBFF -new best friend forever. Every time I thought I loved one product, a different one would become my favourite as I realized what I had at my fingertips.

 

Then I started getting slack again – arrrrrggghh the habits of a lifetime – after about 5 months I was in the UK for the winter, cold, wet, snow, darn central heating, hating water on my face at night etc. etc., and I started letting the usual routine “face product boredom” set in. I limped along for a few months being a bit haphazard – I just couldn’t be “assed” anymore – know the feeling I’m talking about? It’s like training at the gym and hitting the plateau and losing faith and momentum and slipping back ……. The humanness of humanness.

 

I needed to see another bump up in the quality of my skin…….

 

So back to the drawing board:  I yelled for help needing to replenish the drips and drabs of products limping to an end and more importantly I needed to re-boost my skin and get it winter friendly. I was travelling a lot and going to the island of Mauritius for retreats – so going from winter straight into sun a few times…… it wreaks havoc with my skin. I switched some products out, got new re-hydrating serums, and have finally understood the power of layering foundation with PRIMER on top. Oooooh – who knew? My skin feels like silky smoothie yumminess and I’m finally giving the young one a run for her money.

 

Then this past weekend I made yet another decision – and it came about through the power of being impressed by other women. I just made THE DECISION- no more messing around.  Time to dig deeper and commit more. After all it’s not like I’m committing to drinking worms and poking my eyes out every day – I am committing to DERMALOGICA AND ME!!!! That’s pretty cool.  I often watch adverts and wonder, really wonder if the people who are promoting the product really do use it – you know, does the highest paid celebrity actress really do HOME COLOUR? Me thinks not. Authenticity for me is paramount, and it is with awesome pleasure, that I know I am a great ambassador for this product!

 

On Saturday I had the pleasure of addressing 60 amazing women for one the expert salons, and I was amazed to witness the results of consistent and persistent skin care – I could 500% see who had been seriously taking care of their skin for a few decades. It quite literally oozed out of their skin, and the quality, tone and luminosity shone through. I want high caliber skin!

 

I realize that I am now on international stages speaking and inspiring, and if I choose to not have cosmetic surgery, then best I do the VERY best I can to look after the skin I have got. Seeing those older women has given me a new found respect for the fact that it is never too late to start, and I’m darn well gonna embrace that.

 

Whilst I feel like I’m a novice at their twice cleanse, twice daily skin TLC programme, I do have that feeling of commitment. I have now been using Dermalogica for 11 months, and I’m in, hook line and sinker.

BUT – I still have to give my little party rebel an outing every so often, and on those nights I’m honest about the fact that I’m really not going to wash my mug with oodles of water – I whip out my travel pre-cleanse WIPES – OOOH LOVE THEM, and I can slap on one moisturizer and feel good about getting into bed, so long as the music still blares in my ears.  Some habits can stay – party on!  Tomorrow I can go full tilt again with my proper TLC routine but at least I don’t have to start the morning by de-scaling 5 layers of old make-up off before feeding my cat.

 

 

So, are YOU committed to YOUR product of choice and does it truly add luminosity and glow to the rest of YOUR LIFE?

Love and blessings,

Kate

PS: Please note – this is a totally unsolicited article and just my thoughts when I went for a walk this morning around my beautiful leafy green suburb of Greenside, and was contemplating my weekend and my life.