I saw a woman walking on the beach the other day. She had a youthful stride, her hair was short and styled naturally, and attractively cut. She automatically smiled as she approached us, and stopped to pass a few words, curious in who we were, where we were from, and wanted to know more about our little yellow cabin. She was naturally curious, and smiled when she spoke. Her skin was not free of wrinkles, but it was healthy with good natural colour brought about no doubt from the beach wind, and I like to believe, a certain contentment with her day and life in general.
Beauty has become synonymous with a holistic approach to living consciously and making choices that will keep you in good health so you can lead the best life possible for you and your loved ones.
There is a lot of buzz about how to live a healthy life, to take time for oneself, to nurture what we value, what we feel brings us joy. I think a big part of this to find ways of building restorative periods into one’s life. Some people are early risers, and go for walks before their working day begins. Others head to the gym or a yoga class after dinner. Some of us have hobbies that they enjoy solo or with friends. Book Clubs or taking a fitness class, taking photographs of strangers to record a moment in time are all great ways to view life from a healthy lens.
What is your favourite way to unwind and add some appreciation and gratitude to your day?
Restfulness can come from taking that pause to see the colour in life, and to actively seek ways to bring it into your life in a real and tangible way. Taking a walk on a week night during these lovely summer evenings, or on a weekend can truly be a way to gain some perspective from the day’s trials. I like walks, I like looking up at the trees above me, passing people and saying hello to fellow walkers, observing flowers and how my neighbourhood has dressed up their yards to display the beauty of summer at its best.
It is good to nurture that connection inside you that makes you a better person. But equally important is to take time for a skincare routine. I am lazy when it comes to makeup and hair on the weekend, but I think this is a good thing. I feel my eyelashes deserve a break from coating and the subsequent dousing in eye makeup removal at the end of the day. And I forgo foundation and blush. Instead, I take a little extra time to spend on caring for my skin, and conditioning my hair. It makes me feel good in the end. I like Eminence products, and use the Eucalyptus Cleanser, the Apricot Whip moisturizer, the Strawberry-Rhubarb exfoliant, and the citrus lip balm.
Enjoy your day and I would love to hear how you incorporate beauty into your day.