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Thursday, March 22, 2012


Reclaiming Beauty After Cancer
By: Jackie Clark

Have you ever noticed that sometimes, wearing the right thing gives you a lift in mood? Do you love how you look when you wear a particular shade of green, or do you have a pair of shoes that give you just the right lift? It can be easy to forget how these things make you feel when you are dealing with doctors and mesothelioma cancer, among others, but now it is time to remember again. Your beauty is a part of you, and it hasn’t gone away. The world wants to push cancer survivors into the niche of the saintly invalid, but if this role has gotten wearisome, it is time to make a change. Fashion is a fantastic tool for striking back and empowering yourself.

Start with your feet. Your feet are tools that take you where you want to go, but you’ll also find that when it comes to fashion, they don’t change that much. You can wear those gorgeous black pumps that have always made you feel like a femme fatale, or you can put on those girlish sandals that bring back all of your favorite summer days. If you are in the mood for something new, look around for some sturdy but fashionable boots that will take you anywhere. Shoes are a fantastic way to remind yourself that you are a woman who is going places. Not to mention heels do wonders for your legs! They can make them look long and lean with a touch of sexiness to turn any head.

Another thing that you could do when you are looking to spice up your fashion sense is to go shopping for some new basics. Every woman can use a little black dress, a narrow black skirt and a good looking slim-fit sweater. These are just a few of the basics that can have you delighting in fashion again. They never go out of style and at the end of the day; you are going to find that they can give your wardrobe a whole new lift. A little bit of work with the basics and some time in front of the mirror will remind you that you are a gorgeous woman who should dress to her assets.

If you are in a place where you want to remind yourself that you are beautiful, don’t forget your face. Take a morning or an evening to yourself and sit down in front of your mirror. Play with your lipstick and your blush and your eye makeup; it doesn’t matter if you are going anywhere. Just by going through this old routine, you’ll find that you are in a terrific place recall the good times and to look forward to the good times yet to come.

When you are beautiful, nothing can hide it. Whether you stay in or go out tonight, remind yourself how beautiful you are.


FarmGirl said...

Love it. Thanks, I have been reminded again that all of us are beautiful. xxx

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