Three Tips for Embracing Your Own Beauty & Valuing Yourself at Every Turn
There is no definition of beauty, but when you can see someone's spirit coming through, something unexplainable, that's beautiful to me.-Liv Tyler
In our everyday lives, there is much to admire and take in; Mother Earth provides tranquility, joy, and beauty in nature. Humans create art, write fantastic stories, and find pure love in everything, big and small. In such a world you can take stock of your own beauty, embracing every part of who you are and allowing that love to shine through.
For some, it means to be forever curious; always looking in corners and traveling the world to sate some part of that curiosity. For others, it can be a drive to help others in need. Beauty Legacy strives to make sure that we share our outer beauty by allowing our inner beauty to shine!
With love, comes respect. From the beginning we have been taught to have respect for the fellow people in our lives: family, friends, colleagues, partners...but what about ourselves? Dictionary.com defines self-respect as:
Self-Respect: proper esteem or regard for the dignity of one's character.
Having respect for yourself comes in many different forms. This could mean eating a healthy diet because you place value on how you nourish your body; or prioritizing your work routine so you can move forward and meet the goals set for your career. Besides actions taken in day to day life, what we say and think about ourselves can impact how we feel as well.
Consider some of the moments you haven’t polite self-talk. Seemingly meaningless comments when you look in the mirror (my skin looks so bad, I shouldn’t have done my makeup this way…) can be hurtful, even if it’s coming from yourself. Would you tell your best friend that they aren’t beautiful? Hopefully not. So, why would you say it to yourself?
Let the consideration and respect you hold for others include you as well. Self respect allows you to embrace who you are, and create a sense of confidence from within. When you are one with yourself, you will shine like a star from the inside out!
Acts of kindness that provide relief to an individual or a community can bring positive energy and give an opportunity to see some of the beautiful moments between people. When you embody compassion, more chances for doing good and creating positive change enter your life. An article from Greater Good Magazine gives this definition:
Compassion: a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering
There are times that people believe that compassion and empathy are interchangeable, but that is incorrect. While empathy is to understand and feel what the other person is going through, compassion is to understand what is going on and to do your best to alleviate that pain.
When you embrace your inner beauty, you are able to support others through their time of need, encourage them with praise and positive thinking, and advocate for them if they want it.
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Support can be seen in going out to coffee, listening to their story, giving your opinion, and even helping them feel beautiful by giving them a relaxing manicure with our Shine Nails Buffer and a cute nail polish color. Sometimes, helping others feel heard while pampering them feeds our soul, which leads to us feeling empowered.
How can wisdom help enhance inner beauty? Self respect is easy to understand. You must first love yourself before you can love others. Compassion is self-explanatory in helping others. Yet wisdom, increasing knowledge, may be a surprise. Dictionary.com gives us this definition:
Wisdom: the ability to use your knowledge and experience to make good decisions and judgments
When you pick up a book, you are allowing a different point of view, different ideals, and different thoughts to enter your consciousness. It doesn't matter where you live, your financial situation, age, gender, or even physical and mental ability. Increasing your knowledge boosts your inner strength and expands your world. As you expand your mind, you are able to apply the information you have learned to improve your life and the world around you.
Embracing Beauty in Business
Here at Beauty Legacy, compassion runs through our mission. We are passionate about our products and it shows in our attention to detail. From beginning to end, we believe the best skincare routines happen with mindfulness and care, we make sure our products are developed in the same way. By having respect for both the environment and the people we serve, compassion for the communities we work with; through carrying the wisdom of the women who taught us the most effective beauty products are a legacy, developed using ancient wisdom and the purest most effective plants, we can carry out our mission.
As we work with different communities, we commit time to be sure that we leave a positive impact. We turn a lending ear to those living in these beautiful communities and learn what they would like us to help with. At the moment, we are helping raise money to build a new school. We work with the local administration and teachers to understand their needs and help them reach their goals.
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