All about Beauty

All about Beauty

Here you can find a few quotes about beauty that will make you feel beautiful: 

"People often that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about is realizing you are the beholder." -

Salma Hayek

"There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness." -

Maria Mitchell

"I am so beautiful, sometimes people weep when they see me. And it has nothing to do with what I look like really, it is just that I have myself the power to say that I am beautiful, and if I could do that, maybe there is hope for them too. And the great divide between the beautiful and the ugly will cease to be. Because we are all what we choose". -

Margaret Cho

"Let me ask you something, in all the years that you have... undressed in front of a gentleman has he ever asked you to leave? Has he ever walked out and left? No? It's because he doesn't care. He's in a room with a naked girl, he just won the lottery. I am so tired of saying no, waking up in the morning and recalling every single thing I ate the day before, counting every calorie I consumed so I know just how much self loathing to take into the shower. I'm going for it. I have no interest in being obese, I'm just through with the guilt. So this is what I'm going to do, I'm going to finish this pizza, and then we are going to watch the soccer game, and tomorrow we are going to go on a little date and buy ourselves some bigger jeans." -

Elizabeth Gilbert

"The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express." -

Francis Bacon

"Nature didn't have an operation to be beautiful. It just was." -

Scott Westerfeld

"I've never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful." -


"I wrote ‘Bootylicious' because, at the time, I'd gained some weight and the pressure that people put you under, the pressure to be thin, is unbelievable. I was just 18 and you shouldn't be thinking about that. You should be thinking about building up your character and having fun, and the sone was just telling everyone to forget what people are saying, you're bootylicious. That's all. It's a celebration of curves and a celebration of women's bodies." -


"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." -


The Benefits of Meditation

The Benefits of Meditation

Meditation is about building inner peace that filters through chaos. It is not about escaping reality.

Meditation can be very useful in your daily life to confront situations, get some perspective, analyze your life, become aware of your real goals, look for solutions and take some time for yourself in the midst of everyday life turmoil. Here are some medication concepts that can be useful to your in your daily life:

1. Be present:

Live in the moment. This can be tricky considering how hectic and demanding work can be as well as other duties like family, savings and a mortgage. Sometimes it feels like we live in the future. Everything we do is for your children's education, to go up the career ladder, to save money to afford buying a house, saving money for when we retire, so we are not living for today.

Live in the moment. This can be tricky considering how hectic and demanding work can be as well as other duties like family, savings and a mortgage. Sometimes it feels like we live in the future. Everything we do is for your children's education, to go up the career ladder, to save money to afford buying a house, saving money for when we retire, so we are not living for today.

Therefore, you need to start small. Anything can be a meditation. What you need to do is to focus all of your attention on the task at hand. Try to feel as much as you can while you are doing whatever it is you are. With practice, you start to experience more of your life, as you become aware of your senses and get immersed in your current experience.

With practice, you'll start to live more of your life this way—aware of all of your senses and immersed in your current experience. You'll find that the coffee tastes richer and it's quite beautiful how the light filters through that window in your office. Plus, when you complete important tasks, you'll be more focused.

2. Breathe, then react:

Don't let emotions take a hold of you when life gets at its most chaotic. Before you react to any unwanted situation, opinion, criticism or advice, take a deep breath and remind yourself people's words are not about you. Their words come from their own ideas, emotions and thoughts, and at last those ideas stern from that person's belief system.

Once you become aware of this fact, you can listen to others without internalizing their criticism. Subsequently, you get to choose which words for you and the ones that don't. Alternatively, take a walk to cool down before you deal with the situation.

3. Only consume what benefits you:

This comprises anything: thoughts, foods, experiences, you name it. Let's say that an unpleasant thought comes to your mind. That's the time for you to be conscious about it and reject it. Just let it go or change it. This way you can keep a positive mind. If you keep doing this, at some point it will change your outlook and your experiences.

Forefoot Running

Forefoot Running

There have been talks for many, many years about the correct way to run. Many athletes have stated that landing on the heels first promotes more speed and is an easier way of running, whereas podiatrists, physiotherapists and barefoot running enthusiasts claim you should be landing on the balls of your feet.

Let's look at both sides of the argument…

A good heel-to-toe connection when running certainly feels a lot more organic on a treadmill than it does when running on the road or on a path. However, running on a treadmill is something that has only really come around in the last few decades to cater for the countries with colder climates that don't quite readily accommodate winter running conditions. 

If we skip back a couple of thousand years when specially engineered sports shoes simply didn't exist and humans got around barefoot and with very minimal support to their feet, they ran on the roughest of conditions and always landed on the balls of their feet. Try it yourself. Remove your shoes and try to run a few paces - your automatic reaction is to run on the balls of your feet, because landing on your heel is damn painful and extremely easy to cause injury. 

So why do most runners run on their heels? Well, modern day running shoes cater exactly for that method of running and when you put them on it's extremely easy to run in that way. When we walk, we land on our heels. It feels awkward to walk and land on your toes and is far more strenuous than gently landing on the back of the foot. Also, there is very very little impact when you walk, so barefoot or not, it doesn't matter, your body will happily accommodate the impact to the heel.

The leading sports footwear providers received a lost-in-translation message by designing shoes specifically for landing on the heel. They should have observed humans running barefoot and accommodated footwear for the natural way to run. This would have prevented such a misconception of running. Brands are now making special "toed" shoes (they look like gloves but for your feet!) which promote better balance, foot placement and pace. Opt for these when buying running shoes.

It's actually very easy to run barefoot and run in the correct way. There is nothing interfering with the way that your body is designed to run, and you are not susceptible to as many injuries than when running in the widely accepted incorrect way. Now, of course running barefoot is not of the greatest convenience so you can buy shoes that cater specifically for landing on the forefoot. You can even run in normal running shoes and land in the correct way, but it is slightly harder and the natural tendency is to go back to the expected way.

Try it. Try landing on your forefoot for your next few runs and allow your body to follow its natural design. 

From The Inside

From The Inside

The fact that "feminism" is still being referred to as an "act", opposed to a readily accepted way of life tells us that we are a long way away from freeing ourselves as women from the objectification labels society has bestowed upon us for generations. 

It's fine to diet, and read fashion magazines, and get the most intimates parts of yourself waxed and bleached… but there has to be an underlying question: Why are you doing it? If the answer is for anyone other than yourself, then absolutely nothing you do on the outside will affect the way you are on the inside, which is the most important bit. Are we spending billions on the beauty industry to justify ourselves to the rest of society? Or is it the cherry on top of an already rich and personality-filled sundae?

Now, beauty on the outside absolutely dictates the immediate impression that we command from the rest of our species, however, what lies underneath the layer of make-up is what we actually contribute to society. It's fair to say that most women would want to be remembered for who they were rather than what they looked like, but the paradox remains that most women spend a great deal of their spare time catering to their looks, and not much else.

We don't help ourselves with the way that we talk about each other and continue to pander to the male-dominated leadership in most industries. If we ourselves are referring to members of our own sex with such derogatory terms, then we are giving the opposite sex free reign to do to the same, and the vicious circle starts all over again.

Even in this day and age where it doesn't appear to be an issue, there are many subconscious patterns which have taken generations to program that we are trying to undo. As a woman, you can either help or hinder the situation by letting your inner light shine and proving that you are more than just a visual representation of what you should be.

There are a great many women heroes of our time that are pushing to get equality between the two sexes. You can absolutely be one of them.