FAB Woman in the Spotlight: Wendy Vineyard @youthfulaging_Comments Off on FAB Woman in the Spotlight: Wendy Vineyard @youthfulaging_
I don’t know about you, but I just love people who seem to be in complete alignment with their mission and vision – and that is the case with our featured Woman in the Spotlight, Wendy Vineyard.
Wendy is a natural youthful aging expert and coach who is luminous and vibrant. She emanates that sense of confidence of someone who walks her talk and is committed to serving and contributing to others.
I’m delighted to shine the spotlight on Wendy Vineyard – and I’m sure after reading through you’ll agree with me that she is indeed positive and fabulous.
What drives you?
In the past 15 years, I’ve done a lot of work on myself to process old emotional wounds, heal my physical body from imbalances and live from my highest self – as much as I can in every moment. Some moments are higher than others!!! I developed the habit of seeing the glass as half full, but I see there is a lot of suffering in women today – stress, anxiety, feelings of unworthiness and not feeling enough for the challenges in front of them. We all want to be seen, heard and supported through our struggles and stuck places. Seeing women in physical and emotional pain fills me with such compassion, love and a desire to help. I want to be the best me I can be so I can inspire and guide women to find the answers that are right for them as individuals.
Who or what inspired you to start your business?
I wrote my book about preventing premature aging because I wanted to empower people with the knowledge and tools to enjoy their lives more. How can you enjoy your life if you’re stressed, in poor health or living in a fog? There are many, many ways to live happy and healthy naturally. My book is a blueprint and a reference book so readers can find what works for them to take charge of their own health and wellness.
What are the 3 words best describe you?
I’m 3C’s: Compassionate, Caring and Concerned. I’m compassionate and caring towards people and animals who are suffering or in pain. I have such a tender heart. It gets silly sometimes. The other day I saw a large bug banging itself on the window trying to escape while I was having brunch in a hotel restaurant with my husband. I caught it and walked through the restaurant, past the lobby to release it into the trees outside the main entrance! I care about all life. Every being has a place in our world.
What are you most passionate about?
I’m passionate about the ability of natural medicine and healthy lifestyle choices to support well-being and a long life. If you’re 40+ and motivated, you can look and feel 10 years younger just by using one or two of the suggestions in my book!
What is your definition of success?
Success is achieving goals that I’ve set for myself – big and small, I’ve learned to celebrate them all! Success is being my higher self – even when it’s challenging to be calm and centered.
What has been some of your best lessons learned from taking risks and following your dreams?
In my experience and what I’ve researched over the years, forgiveness and letting go of fear, anger and old resentments is essential to true peace and happiness. This has been a year of significant endings and beginnings for me. Since my dear father passed away in February my heart has opened to more self-kindness, self-compassion, self-forgiveness and self-love. I’ve gotten better at accepting things and people as they are, not as I might prefer them to be. I’ve noticed that I now have more to give to my family, friends and coaching clients. My Dad would have liked that!
When you fall out of balance or feel discouraged – what are some of your tips & strategies to get back on track and reconnect with your fabulous self?
I went back to my yoga practice in April after being away from it for several years because of ongoing hip pain. It feels so good to get ‘stretched out’ two or three times a week, and I accept where I am every day! I meditate most mornings and I find that the days I skip it do not run as smoothly. I tap daily – Emotional Freedom Techniques – the best stress-reliever I’ve ever experienced. Deep measured breathing is calming and centering. Add to all of that a hug from my husband, talking to a good friend and spending time in our incredible yard that’s surrounded by mature trees and my butterfly garden.
What has been your biggest personal/professional accomplishment to date?
My book ‘Powerful Habits to Grow Younger Every Day – Look and Feel 10 Years Younger Naturally’ was a personal development exercise – I grew into the person I needed to be to become an author. I had to push through a lot of resistance, feeling unworthy and procrastination. I did a lot of work with coaches during that time to release old, stupid annoying stuff that I was holding onto. Very liberating!!
What are you most excited about right now?
I’m excited about several speaking gigs that I have coming up this fall, and I’m excited about connecting with women who want to achieve greater happiness and satisfaction in their physical, emotional and spiritual lives.
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