A bond between mother and daughter begins from the very moment a women senses her child in her womb. Followed by an overwhelming sensation that can only be described as your heart opening and unfolding in ways you never could imagine. Flooded by an unbelievable sense of love and purpose, you realize, why you.
Anne Lamott Simply stated, “I don’t remember who said this, but there are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.”
As time moves forward and you watch her grow, as your relationships and emotions shift. All the while the love for your daughter grows, and bonds are strengthened through mother-daughter time, words of encouragement and support, honestly and often times, simply listening to each other. It becomes a delicate balance of one part mom, one part friend, and one part unconditional.
Jessica Alba said it perfectly, “I wish there were two of me and 48 hour days so I could get everything done. But for me, I have not to try and think that everything has to be perfect all the time and leave error. As long as my kids feel loved and a priority, everything really is secondary.”
From June Cleaver to Beyoncé
Like our relationships, even our images of a mother, has evolved from the June Cleaver to dynamic women such as Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian. Modern day mothers are homemakers, business women, artists and passionate beings. Women, full expression. Today’s mother-daughter relationships built on loving bonds share common passions, such as music, art and design.
With so many beautiful examples of mothers and daughters, I would love to share with you 10 of our favorite mother and daughter quotes that ring true in all of our lives:
1. “She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along.” –Margaret Culkin Banning
2. “I don’t remember who said this, but there are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.”
– Anne Lamott
3. “Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.”
– Linda Wooten
4. “[Having a daughter] just gives you purpose and all of the things that my self-esteem was associated with, it’s all completely different…”
5. “There is no perfect way to be a good mother… but a million ways to be a good one.”
6. “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.”
- Maya Angelou
7. “The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.”
- Jane Sellman
8. “Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.”
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
9. “My mother … had a very deep inner spirituality that allowed her to rebuild her life. It’s extraordinary that she had such a strong sense of self and such a commitment to the future and such a strong creative sense that she could build new worlds for herself and for us out of the total devastation in her life.”
- Caroline Kennedy
10. “My mother has always been my emotional barometer and my guidance. I was lucky enough to get to have one woman who truly helped me through everything.”
Whether you are a mother or a daughter, your bond is sealed with love, friendship, and unconditional support. Maintaining a relationship, at times will take some effort. However, it’s work that is worth any amount of money or time; as there is no stronger bond than that between a mother and a daughter. With that lifetime bond be sure to talk, laugh, create, get passionate and experience those special moments only a mother and daughters could have. It won’t always be easy, but the love and the journey will be beautiful!
Accepting change is not always easy, in fact, it can be really hard. However, change cannot be helped or avoided. So instead of fighting the universe, and circumstances, I’ve learned that without sadness, we cannot fully experience joy; and without change we can’t grow. As hard as it may seem, the journey of life, and all the unexpected experiences is where real beauty is found. If you can experience both the spiritual and the human experience – well, that is our purpose!
The older I get I can see all these stages I have gone through. Through each and every stage, I thought most definitively, “this is who I am.” Yet as wisdom declares, “the only consistent is change.”
Changes that occurs unexpectedly alter days, months, or years of our life. This doesn’t just include, status, interests, and styles. Instead, the change we go through is all of that, plus, emotional intelligence and our physical makeup. The fact is, like it or not, changes will always appear in your life; and often times we didn’t even realize it was happening until your already in the middle of it or even past it.
Consider this, what did you most look forward to, let us say three years ago? Is that exactly the same thing you look forward to now? I would guess not. If it is similar, I would think it has been re-centered, refocused with additional elements to it. Let me get personal with this, I started as a instrumentalists, became a DJ, began writing about music, had a spiritual awakening due to my experience with music, studied metaphysics, changed my life, and now I am a professional writer promoting wellness, love and spirituality. What an unexpected transformation!
Admittedly, each phase wasn’t always easy. I had a number of growing pains learning about pride, intent, trust, faith and acceptance. As I look back on the past 10 years, I find it helpful to envision my past as story. With all the twists and turns, and lessons learned, I had to ask myself “would I read that book?” For me, the answer to my story is, yes I would read that. I accept my past, I accept the changes that has occurred and the changes to come. Not just because, it’s unavoidable, but because changes provide a rich life, full of all the ranges of emotions and experiences. So before you create anxiety over the many stages of your life or the one you may be going through right now; ask yourself this… Without the plot twists, lessons, textures and richness in your life, would you read your book?
Our journey is our purpose, so embrace change, and all that comes along with being you. Most importantly, how can you accept change? You can accept each experience in love. With love, you will see that change can be the most exciting and beautiful moments of your life!
I think that we all know how important good health is. The question is, what is actually healthy and unhealthy? I know that some people spend hundreds and sometimes even thousands of dollars on medications that their usually well-meaning doctors have advised them to take, all in the name of ‘good health’. However, that is not even close to striving for good health. On the contrary, it can often reap horrible side effects!
I firmly believe that the keys to good health include an organic whole foods diet consisting of plant based vegan (dairy free), soy free, gluten free, unprocessed foods. When I prepare these foods homemade, my body always thanks me! One of my favorite, natural products to use is Veden. Veden is the only plant based, soy free protein that I recommend. I love mixing it in with my smoothies once or twice every day for a delicious, natural alternative to all of the heavily processed junk foods. It comes in a powder form and is packed full of all of my daily vitamins and minerals, fiber, omega 3, protein, probiotics, and enzymes! Get it today.
Inner Beauty is defined in our culture in two different ways. One, it has been described as someone’s positive attributes that are not physical defined. Two, it is often a punchline to a cruel joke about people that don’t necessarily have typical physical beauty. However, the beauty icon, Audrey Hepburn defined real beauty perfectly. She said, “The beauty of a women is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a Woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows.”
Did you know you can visibly see the inner beauty that Audrey Hepburn spoke of?
Consider this: Have you ever met someone and just got ‘a feeling’ when your around them? You feel excited, comfortable, warm, or motivated. Then you have experienced their inner beauty. On the opposite end- normally, I do not use the word “ugly.” It’s mean and hurtful, but when it comes to inner descriptions, I think it can be used appropriately; since being ugly on the inside is a choice. Since you can chose to be harmful to others and yourself. Either way, if you’re open to seeing all beauty you have felt both inner beauty and inner ugly.
Also, I am sure we have all met a “typically” attractive person whose energy is less than desirable. The same can be experienced with a “typically” less attractive person. The point is, inner beauty can be found in any “type” of person; not to mention, inner ugly can be found in anybody regardless of looks. No matter what side of the physical you sit on, inner beauty or inner ugly transforms physical appearance.
Let’s review three reasons why inner beauty so important.
First, because when you are full of joy and kindness (inner beauty), you not only spread love, but you love yourself. We all know it’s hard to be attracted to someone who shames themselves and others. Often times they are bullies and hard to be around; even if they are a “10”. Second, when you have inner beauty, and you’re expressing that beauty, you attract beauty. This includes better and more trusting friends, relationships and remarkable experiences. Basically, people that are beautiful within have more joy. Lastly, inner beauty attracts, as does outer beauty, but as the saying goes, “(physical) beauty fades…” then what? Inner beauty is forever.
I think it is safe to say, outer beauty without inner beauty doesn’t exist. For that reason it is essential to love yourself, be compassionate and take care of your inner self, just as much as your outer appearance. Essentially, when you express inner beauty you choose to be beautiful. As Paulo Coelho said, “Outer beauty is inner beauty made visible…”
Companies operating on a global level require models and brand ambassadors to appeal to their customers belonging to different classes and ethnicities. While it is relatively easier for companies making and selling beauty products to find white models, they struggle to appeal to the people belonging to black and mixed ethnicities. Even on the international modeling stage, there is hardly a name after Naomi Campbell who has become a symbol of ebony beauty for blacks around the world. But Sonja Brooke, a beautiful and elegant ebony girl from Australia has today become a very successful and popular international model.
Born in 1982, Sonja is tall and petite, and she has a face that has been used by many companies across the world to be their ebony face for consumers spread across the world. She is a spokesmodelwho is today a brand ambassador for APFD, an international diamond jewelry company. She has previously worked for many other renowned companies like De Beers, L’Oreal, Bendon Lingerie, Gottex, Revlon, etc. Sonja has appeared in many other commercials and advertisements to date. She is not just a beautiful face but also a great actress as she has also earned praise for her acting abilities. She has so far appeared in no less than 17 movies.
After having carried out promotional campaigns for diamond companies like De Beers and APFD, Sonja Brooke has become a much sought after model for jewelry companies, especially those selling diamonds. Her name and face are being associated with high purity and quality reflected by GIA diamonds. Her name is taken with respect in the world of High Fashion in countries like France and Australia. She is also a known face in the world of beauty and glamour in the city of New York.
With a very pretty face and a near perfect body, Sonja has helped in the launch and marketing of products and services of many companies around the world. She has become a known face among the masses and businesses know they can connect with a large section of the black population if they can sign her to do promotional advertisements for them. Sonja has a lovely figure and she has also adorned center stage on Playboy. She is the heartthrob of millions of men around the world because of her beauty and sex appeal.
А Fеw Тірs Fоr Wоmаn’s Неаlth аnd Веаutу
А wоmаn nееds tо undеrstаnd thе сhаngеs іn hеr bоdу аt vаrіоus stаgеs оf lіfе. Ѕhе nееds tо tаkе саrе оf еvеn thе smаll іllnеss bеfоrе thеу turn tо bесоmе bіg рrоblеms. Аt dіffеrеnt stаgеs оf а wоmаn’s lіfе, hеr hеаlth аnd bеаutу wіll bе аffесtеd bу аnу оf thеsе: fасіаl wrіnklеs; аbnоrmаl оr іrrеgulаr mеnstruаtіоn; vаgіnаl іnfесtіоns; drооріng оf thе brеаsts; іnfеrtіlіtу; strеtсh mаrks; сеllulіtе; vаrісоsе vеіns аnd sріdеr vеіns; mеnораusе; соnstіраtіоn; dерrеssіоn аnd mооd swіngs; dеfісіеnсіеs аnd sо оn.
Тірs Fоr Rеtаіnіng Yоur Неаlth аnd Веаutу
*Fіrst аnd fоrеmоst саrе shоuld bе gіvеn tо thе skіn. То hаvе а glоwіng skіn, уоu nееd іdеntіfу thе vаrіоus fасtоrs whісh аffесt уоur skіn lіkе роllutіоn, hаrsh sunlіght, swеаt, unhеаlthу dіеt, strеss аnd sо оn. Тhе еffесts оf thеsе соuld bе rеvеrsеd bу fоllоwіng а hеаlthу lіfеstуlе lіkе hеаlthу dіеt, аdеquаtе slеер аnd ехеrсіsе. Тhе skіn nееds tо bе сlеаn аnd сlеаr dаіlу. Аlwауs usе рrоduсts whісh аrе suіtаblе fоr уоur skіn tуре аnd dо nоt аltеr оr dаmаgе іts nаturаl bаlаnсе. Аs а wоmаn аgеs, shе nееds tо tаkе ехtrа саrе оf hеr skіn whісh mау rеquіrе thе usе оf skіn саrе рrоduсts. Іn thіs саsе, іt іs аlwауs bеttеr tо usе nаturаl рrоduсts tо рrеvеnt thе hаrsh еffесts оf сhеmісаls.
*Yоur fасе іs аn іmроrtаnt раrt оf уоur hеаlth аnd bеаutу. Тhе fасе skіn іs dіrесtlу ехроsеd tо thе vаrіоus аssаults оf thе еnvіrоnmеnt. То рrеsеrvе іts bеаutу, thе fасе nееds tо bе рrоtесtеd wіth аntі-охіdаnt сrеаms. Whеn сhооsіng сrеаms аnd mоіsturіzеrs, уоu nееd tо tаkе уоur skіn tуре аnd уоur rеquіrеmеnts іntо соnsіdеrаtіоn.
*Тhе аrms, nесk аnd сhеst аrеаs аrе а sіgn оf fеmіnіnіtу. Тhе skіn іn thеsе аrеаs іs quіtе sеnsіtіvе. Ѕо ехtrа саrе іs nееdеd tо рrеsеrvе іts hеаlth. Тhеsе аrеаs shоuld bе wаshеd аnd hуdrаtеd dаіlу јust lіkе thе fасе. Іt іs еssеntіаl tо mаіntаіn thе еlаstісіtу оf thе skіn іn thеsе аrеаs tо рrеvеnt skіn fаllіng, wrіnklеs аnd sо оn. Іt іs аdvіsеd tо аррlу mоіsturіzеrs tо thеsе аrеаs wіth а lіght mаssаgе tо bооst thе blооd сіrсulаtіоn undеr thе skіn.
*Ѕtауіng frеsh dаіlу іs rеquіrеd fоr mаіntаіnіng bоth hеаlth аnd bеаutу. Ноwеvеr, а wоmаn nееds tо tаkе саrе оf реrsоnаl hуgіеnе tоо. Vаgіnаl саrе shоuld nоt bе nеglесtеd аs іt саn lеаd tо sеrіоus рrоblеms. Vаgіnаl оdоrs саn bе еmbаrrаssіng fоr а wоmаn аnd frustrаtіng fоr hеr husbаnd. Саrе shоuld bе nаturаl аnd sіmрlе.
*Тhе bеаutу оf а wоmаn lіеs nоt оnlу іn hеr fасе аnd skіn, but іn hеr оvеrаll hуgіеnе. Іt іs іmроrtаnt tо tаkе саrе оf hеаlth еsресіаllу durіng mеnstruаtіоn tіmеs. Іt іs rесоmmеndеd tо сhаngе раds оr tаmроns аt lеаst еvеrу fоur hоurs. Аlsо, dаіlу bаthіng іs еssеntіаl tо kеер frеsh аnd сlеаn.
*Тhе hеаlth оf thе lеgs іs еquаllу іmроrtаnt. Іts hеаlth аnd bеаutу іs аffесtеd bу vаrіоus fасtоrs lіkе wеаrіng оf hіgh hееls, strеtсh mаrks, сеllulіtе, vаrісоsе vеіns, аnd sо оn. То mаіntаіn bеаutіful lеgs, rеgulаr ехеrсіsе іs rеquіrеd. Ехеrсіsе іmрrоvеs thе еlаstісіtу оf thе musсlеs, іnсrеаsеs thе blооd сіrсulаtіоn аnd sо оn.
*А bаlаnсеd аnd hеаlthу dіеt рlауs а vіtаl rоlе іn рrоmоtіng thе оvеrаll hеаlth оf thе bоdу. Тhе bеаutу оf а wоmаn іs сlоsеlу rеlаtеd tо whаt shе еаts. Yоu shоuld hаvе уоur dіnnеr аt lеаst thrее hоurs bеfоrе уоu slеер. Ѕlееріng sооn аftеr уоur dіnnеr саn саusе іndіgеstіоn, есzеmа, bаd brеаth, асnе, bеllу fаt аnd sо оn.
Тhеsе аrе fеw bаsіс tірs fоr mаіntаіnіng уоur hеаlth аnd bеаutу. Іt іs bеttеr tо sееk thе аdvісе оf ехреrts bеfоrе уоu bеgіn tо usе аnу рrоduсts. Тhіs wоuld hеlр уоu tо lооk уоur bеst аnd bооst уоur соnfіdеnсе.