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Whose life is it anyway?

Authentic…what is that? What does that mean?  It means to be genuine; to be real, to be a true representation of yourself.  I don’t know about you, but for a long period of time in my life, I wore the clothes of another person. OK, not literally, but figuratively.  For far too many years, I lived my life according to the standards and perceptions of others, hiding my authenticity and who I really was(and am) under an external costume.  Fear of not being accepted, or understood; thinking that others will judge us or leave us can prevent us from living the life we were meant to live.  I have found over these past few years(like a decade), that the more I peeled the layers off of my external costume and expose myself as my authentic self, the easier it became to live my authentic life.  The road was a little bumpy at times, but I knew it would be worth it.  In order to get the most out of life, we need to enjoy the ride by doing what feeds our soul and brings us true joy.

What feeds your soul? What do you desire and is it present in your life at this moment?  I have always believed and now have come to know with certainty that all it takes is one small change to bring about a huge shift to our lives.  That one small thing could make all the difference in your world!  Maybe you will seek a new(old) interest, sit and meditate or just schedule time for yourself to do nothing. Do something; anything that is different than the way you are doing things now.  Start the process of peeling off those layers and expose your authentic self.  Be true to you and live YOUR life!  Step into your life  and live it from the inside out!

My goal is to enrich the lives of women by guiding them to rediscover their authentic self.  Through working individually with clients as an Authenticity Coach and through my book, Keeping It Simple! ~ Keys to Living an Uncomplicated Life, I offer simple and practical ways to start the journey to living your life from the inside out.  Contact me to begin your journey.  www.jaynederouin.com.