A word from Deb

Stepping up

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The relationships we have play a vital role when it comes to finding happiness and balance in our lives. And I’m not just talking about relationships with our families, friends and loved ones, but also the ones we have with ourselves and our community.

Every day I meet and am inspired by extraordinary women from all walks of life – mothers, working women and many who have been through health scares.

And every day I’m totally amazed by women and how they have this capacity to cope and deal with any challenge that is put in their path. My interview with Kaylie Stuart was one of those moments.

So, this week, when I was asked on a TV show to comment on the longevity of the ’90s supermodels and how their careers continue to unfold even after they have finished strutting down the catwalk, the answer seemed pretty simple.

In the segment on Channel Seven’s afternoon news and current affairs program The Daily Edition, here is a little of what I said:

“I think, to be honest, the longevity of your career and life comes down to two things – looking after yourself and your attitude.”

“It’s really important that as we enter this brilliant stage [our 50s] that we celebrate that because we’ve worked really hard, honed our skills, found our confidence and really shouldn’t care about what other people think of us.”

As we age we need to embrace who we are, so, in essence, I think that the relationship with yourself is actually the one that matters most. If you’re feeling invisible or unneeded, then it’s time to do something about it.

So if you haven’t already, it’s time to do some stepping up and do something for yourself, be proud of who you are.  Because if you have confidence in yourself and you’re continuing to learn, be involved and do things for your community, then you are definitely an active member of society and will enjoy a long and interesting career.

Deborah Hutton

Deborah Hutton is the publisher of Balance by Deborah Hutton. She is passionate about helping woman to define their own recipe for balance

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