When California is ablaze in fires, women continue to share #MeToo moments, and acts of terror are uncovered, among other things, making efforts for self-care can seem too small, insignificant, and irrelevant. But taking care of ourselves when we believe that we are all one is one of the most important ways to start your healing journey. And it's only after we spend time healing ourselves that we can be of service in the world.
For me, feeling beautiful inside and out played a huge part in my healing journey. It has little to do with how your outsides measure up to conventional beauty standards. It's all about how you feel and often how you take care of yourself. Self-care can come in many forms: exercise, eating well, meditation, beauty, and bodywork are all great examples. Most of us are already overwhelmed by our day-to-day tasks and have little time to make for self-care, but by starting with yourself, you can start a movement. Here's how I saw my own journey unfold in starting Beneath Your Mask, and how you harness the power of self-care to heal others, too.