Deborah’s story in her words
I’ve had a lifetime of struggling to love myself and know my worth. I’m now on this journey and finally can stand in front of the mirror and like who’s looking back. One separation, one divorce has left me with three gorgeous boys and two beautiful grandchildren. I’m also in the process of changing my career.
What words of wisdom, based on your personal experience, would you like to share with others who struggle to see their own inner light and inner power?
Love yourself! You are loved, loveable and able to love. Be kind and patient with yourself. Celebrate everyday.
How does being the woman you are today make you uniquely powerful?
I’m an individual who has grown to be strong and I don’t mind being different particularly in how I dress. I’m single and loving it. My physical, mental and spiritual strength keeps me young at heart and the desire to be fit, strong and as healthy as I can be.
Editor’s note :
Deborah manages a gym and as can be expected is totally fit and in shape. A role model to all her clients, I’m sure. To keep up that level of fitness in one’s 50s is no mean feat.
Giving prioritises giving back to the community and being a good listener and unofficial counsellor to her elderly clients is a role she does very well. She said, a good percentage of her clientele come there to talk to her more than to work out. How satisfying would that be!
I also think it requires extraordinary courage to change careers when you’re in our 50s and are already doing well in your present career. To put in the extra hours for training and learning the ropes requires a determination and dedication that Deborah, quite clearly, has.
Under her quiet demeanour, lies a person of immense strength, poise and grace. Deborah is, indeed, an inspiration!