Eugenie Verney, maker of waves
Official title: PR and communications consultant, writer, journalist
True title: status quo challenger, boundary pusher, happier outdoors than in…
I’m here because I want to help empower other women.
If that’s you, I want to help you discover — just I have — that you don’t need to be constrained by ideas you’ve had about yourself, about what’s expected of you, about what you may believe is and isn’t doable.
Especially when you’re over 50.
I want to share ideas, share my own story, and above all my passion for being physical, being at one with my body, whether that’s through my running, my open water swimming, through ski-ing, stand-up paddleboarding (my newest passion), yoga, or plain old-fashioned walking.
And for the avoidance of doubt, I haven’t always been this way:
- I bunked off gym at school and was kicked out of netball
- I smoked my way through my 20s and into my 30s
- I also drank way too much and ate a lot of crap.
No child sporting prodigy, then, and definitely not a model of abstinence. In fact, I wasn’t at all kind to my body for a long time.
And so many of us — men as well as women — do seem to view our bodies as though they’re not really anything to do with us. And in a way that is true: I fully accept that we are not just the physical body, not the mind, not our thoughts nor our emotions. We’re something way beyond that.
But the fact is that while we’re living this life, we have no choice but to do it from within our bodies. So it makes sense to respect them, pay attention to them, handle them with care, treat them with love, make them part of the whole.
And now I’m well past the immortal stage, all that drives me is staying fit, staying healthy and seeking out fresh adventures.
Want to see what’s possible?
PS Just so you know, I don’t always toe the line around what makes for optimal health and wellbeing, and I can sometimes be a bit controversial…
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