I left my parents home with a horribly damaged self esteem. I then stepped into a marriage that would take 19 years to see the truth of my creation. I had created a more challenging experience than even my childhood was for me – and further eroded my self esteem. But something magical happened when I started over at age 37. The beginnings of feeling good about who I am started to blossom. This was the start of my emotional wellness.
That was over 28 years ago and I live most days now feeling quite wonderful about who I am and my positive contributions to the planet. That’s what good emotional wellness feels like to me. It encompasses me as a relationship-haver, me as a life coach, teacher and writer. It includes all areas of my life. One of the most recent areas for me to feel good about is my physical self. I love how I look even though I’m almost 66 and have the body of a healthy 66-year-old. I love my naturally silver-tinted hair, and I love how I dress. We all have different appearances and to appreciate our outside we must love ourselves from the inside. I call this emotional wellness.
I was just putting makeup on for an event I’m attending a bit later in the day. I could contemplate plastic surgery or trying to make myself look younger but that is not who I want to be. Emotional wellness is seeing who you are and knowing that you are exactly where you are supposed to be and loving yourself no matter what.