Revolution From Within

It’s been a little over a year since I dyed my hair. Having a two-toned head has been awkward, but I would not change a thing about my grey hair journey. It taught me something really significant. 

The first part of the lesson learned was that I was covering up my true self with hair dye, and I was doing it because “everyone else was doing it” – just following the herd. I was also doing it to not disturb people who have only know me with brown hair. Basically, month after month, I was covering my roots for other people, not for myself. 

Gloria Steinem had a book in the 80’s called “Revolution From Within” and that title comes to mind here. I experienced my own revolution from within by going grey for me. It has given me a huge boost in self-esteem. I did not expect this to be the case a year ago! Some might have thought grey hair at age 49 would have weakened my self-esteem, but it has done the opposite. 

I’m a fit pro and I definitely think physical fitness is important, but the second part of the lesson learned is that the foundation of empowered wellness is internal. It’s an inside job! It’s not about the color of your hair or the shape of your body or the number on the scale. It’s starts with you liking yourself, accepting yourself, and emboldened to be yourself. 

Then, the third and final part of the lesson learned is – when you get the inside right, the outside gets right easily, because a healthy self-esteem leads to healthy actions.