We had the good fortune of connecting with Sylvia Waller and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sylvia, what principle do you value most?
Resillence is most important to me. As a baby boomer, I am blessed to experience a new decade of my life. I have celebrated and mourned many phases of my life. Many ups and downs in my personal life as well as my career. By putting God first in my life; family, joy, happiness and success has followed. As I look into the mirror and see years of experience on my face; laugh lines, crow’s feet and fine lines. I’ve embraced the beauty they bring along with the elegance in aging gracefully through a healthy lifestyle diet and exercise to change my family’s health history narrative.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Beauty Runs Skin Deep Is my business. My mission and purpose are to empower, inspire and uplift women to age gracefully and to embrace the unique beauty each and every one of use process. We are all uniquely and wonderfully made. Beauty Runs Skin Deep encourages women to maintain healthy skin, fashion forward makeup and provide beauty tips and ideas to help boost confidence in their efforts to feel comfortable in their own skin while striving to be the best version of themselves. The motivation behind it; over the years I have engaged in conversation with women who were unhappy with their appearance and the aging process. Working in the beauty industry, the catch phrase is “Anti-Aging”. I have always resisted that term because we can not stop mother nature. We can only “Age Gracefully”. I encourage all women to embrace their own unique beauty in maturity and strive to be the best version of themselves at all times. As a licensed esthetician and freelance makeup artist how do I set myself apart? My target is the Age Gracefully piece. As a 61 baby boomer striving to stay healthy and fit. I am facing challenges of arthritis, bad back bad knees and I could go on..LOL As a volunteer community educator for the Alzheimer’s Association, I have recognized the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle diet and exercise and the connection to brain health and overall health and I hope to encourage and inspire other to do the same especially women over 60.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would make sure my out of town guest got a taste of the Five Point District, Lodo and Cherry Creek shopping, Park meadows shopping. Satisfying our sweet tooth by visiting Voodoo Doughnuts in Denver. An elegant night at Elway’s in Cherry Creek and a little Nightlife Oasis in the ‘Burbs with live jazz and R&B at The Prime Bar in Centennial. We’d work off the good food by taking a trip to Manitou Incline, Tour Garden of the Gods. Depending on the season maybe a day of skiing at WinterPark and or take in a Bronco or Nuggets game. Our week would be full.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Thank you to the cheerleaders in my life as I walk this journey. My family, for revealing to me the health history I strive to rewrite and change for the better with a healthy lifestyle diet and exercise. And for being there with love and support as I transform my health and wellness. Thank you to the Alzheimer’s Association for exposing me to the chilling statistics that African Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s due to the adverse family health history of the African American community. And the fact that women make up 2/3 of the population affected by Alzheimer’s and individuals with family members with the disease are also at risk made concern. After the death of my father, I became a volunteer advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association to bring awareness to the importance of a health lifestyle diet and exercise and the connection to brain health. I feel healthier and hope to inspire and empower others to make a conscious effort to improve their health history.

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Image Credits
Photographers: Jeremy Rill Photography; Megan Anderson Graphique Fine Art Photography; Leonard Anderson Photography; Jaymie Alexander Photography; Tony Clapp Photography

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