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Elevating Motherhood

132 EpisodesProduced by Lori Beth AuldridgeWebsite

A weekly podcast covering a variety of topics about modern motherhood including parenting, homeschool, health, pregnancy, birth, self-care, community, friendship, and more! Recorded on the island of Maui with your host Lori Beth Auldridge, M.A., M.F.A.

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128. Going Grey: The Ups & Downs of Growing Out My Natural Hair at 40

My hair may be changing, but so am I.

Growing out my grey is about soooooooo much more than hair. A year in, I’m more genuinely confident –that doesn’t mean I love every day, but my gosh, I see the growth literally and figuratively. I see the beauty and the potential. Maybe it’s because I’m a mom, but I know how quickly this transition will fly by, even if it takes years.

In this episode I talk about:

· Why I’m growing out my grey

· Shout out to my hairdresser Tiana

· How it all started

· How it’s going

· Vanity

· Non-toxic shift

· Primally Pure

· The ups & downs of growing out my grey

· Reflection

· Self acceptance

· Slowing down

· The slow process of growing out my grey

· Detachment

· Understanding my whys behind my choice

· Other people’s reactions to my decision

· Feeling “old” or looking “old” with grey hair

· The disbelief of others that I’m actually doing it

· Obvious disapproval of others

· Insults—intentional or not

· The people who love it

· Authenticity

· How others have inspired me

· How I’ve kept that ripple of inspiration going

· Deep, instant connections

· “You know you could just dye it” reactions

· Why others choose to grow their grey

· Months of unfolding

· Endless support of Silver Sisters

· #silversisters

· #grombre

· #growingoutmygrey

· #greyhair

· #grayhair

· #silverhair

· #greyhairmovement

· Two funny stories about growing out my grey

· Brad Paisley’s song “Then”

· Fertility = youth

· Different perspectives on aging

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