Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Beautifully Flawed....

In 2006, Dove released a YouTube video, Dove - Evolution. This video showed how the model's looks, after hair and makeup, were stripped through digital technology. Her neck elongated. Her lips, eyes and eyebrow shapes were changed. Her hair was changed to give it a fuller look. 

For all the girls that wish they looked like a model.... please know most of the women in beauty ads have been digitally enhanced to create an illusion of true beauty. For some girls, even when they realize this, still opt for beauty by Botox or by surgery. Others don't feel as though they will ever measure up and fall deep in despair. 

True beauty comes from within.  You know this because you have heard it a million times. Most of us have a thing or two we would like to change about our physical appearance. But we don't need to.  If more girls/women realized just how special they were, they would not tear down each other or themselves. I was so shocked to hear a friend of my niece, who is just 13 years old, talk negatively about herself. We should complement each other and ourselves. When this happens consistently, the world will see more people standing tall and walking confidently down the streets. 

We all are beautifully flawed. This is what makes us unique.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

I Am's and Affirmations

When I was in sixth or seventh grade, I remember having a difficult time believing in myself. Being the only girl and the middle child seemed to make life more challenging for me. Little did I know....kids had it easier than adults.

My mother encouraged me to look in the mirror and say I am's or affirmations every morning before I went to school. I am not sure if it was the mantras or digging deep and working diligently to be a better student, but it worked. There were some flash backs as I watched  Carolyn Burnham, in American Beauty, recite her mantra over and over when preparing for an open house.

Dina Overland wrote about two things to do in the shower to make us happier. Take a look as the story here.  Maybe it will help someone out there that needs it.  The world can always be a better place. Let's start with ourselves.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Hello November!

Today is the first day of November. 61 Days until the New Year, 55 days until Christmas, 22 days until Thanksgiving! Which one are you looking forward to the most? 

If you like to plan things and get your year started off right, I have something that may help you get started!

Home Printables organizational prints from is giving away a 2019 planner. Of course there are others to choose from. You can subscribe to receive emails from them. Well worth it. Take a look. You might find something else you like on her page!

PS: I am not receiving any compensation for posting this information here. 

Beautifully Flawed....

In 2006, Dove released a YouTube video,  Dove - Evolution . This video showed how the model's looks, after hair and makeup, were stri...