I’m a beauty addict, beauty is every where in nature, art, poetry, our friends our families and most of all ourselves.
One of the burning messages I have inside me is to call upon you to step up to the true beauty you are. I mean the kind of beauty that twinkles from the inside out. Because we all have it, without a doubt beauty comes from within. When we take the time to untangle our mindsets our cages of rules our judgements of ourselves yes and others and the world around us. We set ourselves free, free from the constraints of the unconscious rules we have learnt along the way about life and what's OK and what's not.
As mothers, fathers, carers of others some times it feels like a never ending pile of jobs needing to be done before we can get to ourselves, everything more important than us.
From washing to paying bills meal planning, wardrobe planning sock sorting, cleaning out cupboards you name it there are a million things than need doing before we can sit down and check in with how were doing. Often collapsing in bed exhausted still without giving ourselves a moment.
I've been thinking about the comfy places we create recently, like those jeans you’ve lived in for years, they feel easy they may be a bit baggy now, maybe not the most amazing fit but they make you feel safe. Why is that? What is it about an old pair of jeans, some scuffed up trainers or the wonderful hole filled cashmere jumper that makes you feel safe, how can they have so much power? Why does dressing down feel so much safer?
We live in an Insta/Facebook image crazy world right now, think back to my teens and remember how different it was. There is so much talk and hype about the negative effects of social media and the need to express a sunny image out into the world whilst inside perhaps feeling disconnected and sad.
Is this image crazed world causing us all separation or are we actually hyper connecting?
Who knows, probably both, but here are my thoughts: