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August “BE”

This past month has been a very interesting month because I met many extraordinary women who have inspired me. I've been working hard and Identity continues to grow thanks to you!  The Identity mag/book is looking on track for a hopeful October Launch!

This month I met Ellyn Spragins, author of If I'd Known Then. One of her many books is compiled of stories from women in their twenties and thirties, writing letters to their younger selves. The stories that I have been reading bring back memories of when I was a young woman facing many challenges.

I believe that everything happens for a reason and what we didn't know then was for a reason, but Ellyn's concept is still inspiring, thought provoking, and a good experiment for us to try. Therefore, I took Ellyn's Spragins unique concept and applied it to Identity's motto: Accept. Appreciate. Achieve.™

Many of us are always working to accept who we are, to appreciate all that we have, and to achieve day to day. Think back when you were in high school or even college. Is there one thing you wish you would tell yourself to just accept, appreciate and achieve?

I thought I'd share one of mine:
I would want to tell my teenage self to just accept your soccer legs already! You will grow to love them and they don't look like tree trunks so get over it. I would tell myself to appreciate your friends now, as you may not be as close to them as you get older. Last, I would tell myself that I can achieve and to not be afraid. Achievements will happen each day. Where you may fail at some, you will achieve many.

So there you have it, think about what you would say and write it down. Feel free to share below in the comment box.

Don't forget to take a look at our August posts such as: August Most Wanted, Life Transitions with Carol, the parents point of view and our August B.I.G. feature of the month, Bobbie Baeder.

Feel Beautiful Everyday!

Susan Vernicek – Founder


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About the author

Susan Vernicek

Susan Vernicek

Facts about Susan Vernicek:
• She’s happily married and a mother of 3.5 year old twins.

• She’s tried almost every fad diet back in her quick-fix days, admits at age 36 it’s a struggle to work hard on overall balance and is focused on not giving into the unhealthy fads we see daily.

• She’s all natural with natural blonde hair, uneven breasts, a bigger nose, and full of curves that she learns to appreciate more and more each day.

• She had a career where part of her job was staring at herself 40 hours a week manipulating her very own face as well as others.

• She’s the youngest of 7, ranging from 36-55+, an Aunt, Great Aunt and even younger than some of her nieces and nephews!

• She’s traveled and seen over 8 countries and spent a summer in London finding her passion and embracing life.

• She created S&J Identity, Inc. AKA, having no business background and at the age of 25.

•She's a certified Holistic Health Coach and Diamond BeachBody Coach

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