I was recently talking to a young person who said that they had always wanted to work in Child Care and open their own family day care, but they didn’t know if they could do it and doubted themselves a bit. I shared with the young person that I had a friend who opened her own family day care when she was in her sixties, so anything was possible if you really want to do it. The young person shared that their grandparents still work too because they love what they do, and they were really inspired by them and what they bring to their workplace.
This sharing got me to stop and really appreciate Karin Becker – my friend who had opened her own Family Day Care in her sixties. I have never met a woman quite like her before. When I look at her there is such a joy in her eyes; I am so inspired by her freshness, vitality and love of life.
Not only does Karin run her own Day Care, working with very young children from 8am to 5:30pm four days a week which is a very physically demanding job, she also gets up super early and supports women throughout the world with Skype sessions in Esoteric Women’s Health and Sacred Movement; sometimes she might have three one hour long sessions in a row before she starts her day with the kids. Then in the afternoon when she has finished with the day care kids, she then runs groups for women in the evenings or offers counselling and bodywork sessions for clients. On top of this she is also involved in a number of community initiatives and also writes and oversees a women’s health magazine (Women in Livingness) for women in Germany.
The way Karin moves for a women in her 60s is amazing. She sits on the floor with the kids and she can get up with no struggle, pains or locked knees, there is no stiffness in her body, she has the flow and movements of someone in their 20s.
What’s more is that there is nothing about Karin Becker that is run-ragged or martyr-ish. When she meets you with her vibrant blue eyes, she is totally there and there is a joy emanating out of her that regardless of what mood you are in, you can’t help but smile and feel joyful too.
I love that there is absolutely nothing in her that is looking at retiring: Karin loves life and has so much wisdom to give back and share that if she were to ‘retire’ the world would really miss out.
There have been times when I have sought Karin’s counsel to get her perspective on something and what she shares is so practical and very relevant. Even though I am in my thirties, she is totally connected to what is going on for all women, so what she shares is very relevant and deeply understanding of the challenges that women my age can experience.
It’s also really cool that she hasn’t given up on dating and relationships. Her stories of internet dating are hysterical (!), but what’s so inspiring is Karin’s openness to life and still living – she hasn’t, and won’t ever put herself in the ‘over the hill’ basket. In fact she’s now in a committed relationship with a lovely man, which is also very inspiring.
I have never seen a woman age and embrace her body in the way Karin Becker has, and does. She is incredibly sexy in the way she enjoys herself, is open with people and in the way she moves. She is one woman with sass, and such a spark with the warmest heart and huge amount of love for every person she meets: there is no judgement in this woman – gosh that’s awesome!
Thanks Karin Becker for the woman you are, and thank you Natalie Benhayon, Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine for supporting women to know their value and worth so that we have elders like Karin in the world.
By Kristy Wood, Teacher, NSW, Australia
|Kristy Wood loves working with people to develop initiatives that build a sense of community and support wellbeing.
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