Today I’m here with my friend Deena Barselah talking about beauty.
Deena is an Integrative Health Coach and Educator, a wife, a mom to three-year-old Zeke, and lives in Encinitas, CA. Deena has overcome several chronic health struggles of her own and leans on simple, natural, and time-tested methods to care for herself and her family.
Adventure of the Week
This week I talk about a few adventures including indoor skydiving, the living computer museum, and a weekend trip that included a tulip farm, friendship, and a surprise party.
Beauty: I define beauty as the aesthetic celebration of my story and showing up as my whole, authentic self is the pinnacle of beautiful. We wrestle around with what beauty really is together.
Struggle: We dig into why it is such a struggle for women to comfortably inhabit the space of “beautiful” – to feel and to know their raw beauty.
Role Modeling: We go over the powerful force of role modeling in the realm of beauty for our children and in shifting the cultural tide.
Bonus Content for Patrons
Time: Deena shares the daily rituals, routines, and rhythms of self-care that she holds space for as an act of self-love.
Quantity: We talk about simplicity and minimalism in our bathroom shelves.
Quality: We cover how we find products that are clean and nourishing.
I posted in my Sage Parenting Tribe on Facebook that we were going to chat about beauty and asked if they had any questions about it. A bunch of Sage Mamas said they are struggling with their relationship with make-up. Where does artistic self-expression end and patriarchy-imposed masking of externally defined flaws begin?
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Sage Parenting book (Body After Baby chapter)