Beauty Garden

I am not a Millennial.  I rarely take selfies, and when I do, I am ALWAYS unhappy with how I look.

My twenty-something daughters and nieces grew up in front of the camera in a way I did not.  They can snap a gorgeous selfie and post it to their world in one quick click.

I never know the angles and the poses, so the current environment of self-love in social media just makes me anxious!

We are forced every day to view and compare ourselves physically to those around us, and this culture of obsession with our looks is a constant stress for me.

I turned fifty-one in April, and have gone completely insane trying every gadget on social media to turn back the clock.  I wish I had taken more selfies when I was younger!

My picture here looks pretty good, because the light was diffused and you can’t see the wrinkles by my eyes, the acne scars on my chin, and the bangs cover my deep frown lines – but that’s exactly my point!  That’s me, but not REALLY me.

So how to navigate this problem (at any age) of solving our beauty woes and not lose ourselves in a sea of chemicals, devices and treatments?

I’m going to just put it out there – I’m doing experiments on a million “cures” right now.  I think it’s time to share the journey, along with any answers I find, and some honest reviews on some ridiculous hype I’ve tried along the way…

Read the Beauty Garden topic as I try to nurture and find “me” in a world of impossible beauty standards.

Spirit Garden

The best thing that ever happened to me was a life crisis that landed me in alcohol rehab – at age 19.

As a result, I’ve been exposed to a thought process in recovery that cleared a path for a life that has been better than it would have been without the darkness.

I don’t always follow the path, but even after 30 years without a drop of alcohol… I find that the world opens to me in new ways when I follow the principles of “one day at a time,” and “let go and let God.”

I’m not religious, but I believe in a divine presence within myself, and within everyone I meet.  I believe in grace.  I believe in guidance.

I believe in Spirit, and that we are made in the image of the Creator.  We are all creative beings.

So I follow Spirit in many ways.  I invite you to join me in growing a garden that blooms in spirit; always growing, full of power and light.