Beautify Yourself a Little More

Los Angeles Magazine. LA Yoga. Soul Cycle. Ever heard of any of these companies?

If you’re an Angeleno, or even if you’re not, but you’re someone who’s interested in the health, wellness, fitness and nutrition space, chances are high that you’re not only familiar with them, but you read them, take the classes and live the life.

But are you doing enough?

More than 26 percent of women delayed taking care of their own personal health in the past year because of cost, not being able to take time off work or find childcare, and other logistical barriers[1].

Ladies! If you’re not taking care of your own most fundamental basic health needs, what are you doing in terms of keeping up on your mind-body health? Your yoga? Your sanity?

Granted, it’s easy to shrug off the fact that you haven’t had a mani/pedi since before the kids were born or that you’ve let those greys begin popping through at the hairline and while these two examples might feel a bit superfluous, it’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Oprah does a fantastic job at addressing this very topic on her blog[2]:

“Women aren’t on their own list of priorities.

After taking care of everyone else, they are always putting themselves last on the list, and often have very little left to give. There are many women who aren’t living, they are just existing. This is a form of self-abuse. Women often wear their exhaustion as a badge of honor. The more you do for your loved ones, the more acceptable it becomes to “let yourself go.” Women believe it’s okay to become a “sacrificial lamb” within their own families. This is a lie that we allow ourselves to buy into, but we need to wake up! The challenge for women is that they must re-language what it means to be a wife and mother. Being a good wife and mother means that if you don’t take care of yourself, in the long run you are ultimately harming all the other people you love in your life. You won’t be the only one who takes the hit”.

Does this sound familiar?

If so, the perfect solution may be right in your own backyard.. if you happen to live in Los Angeles, that is!

There’s an event you need to know about; called 18 Days of Beauty and for eighteen days only, Angelenos will have the opportunity to book their favorite beauty or fitness appointments at participating salons and studios throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. Hundreds of beauty, fitness, relaxation and wellness businesses are offering some enticing specials and unique experiences that you must be sure to check out.

The Kick-Off is tonight; come join me along with experts in complimentary fields of health, wellness, fitness and beauty as we share each of our latest and greatest on trends and ideas to inspire, motivate and help get you back on track to being the best you that you can be!

I write about health, diet, fitness and nutrition day in and day out.  If you’re reading my blog, you’re already in the right state of mind to create an optimal wellness regime for yourself. So why not check out some other ways to fill in the gaps?

Parking is free and plentiful! 

Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave.

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Click here to sign up now; you won’t want to miss this!

See you tonight!



[1] Rt, R. Ep O. “Key Findings from the 2013 Kaiser Women’s Health Survey.” Women and Health Care in the Early Years of the Affordable Care Act (n.d.): n. pag. Key Findings from the 2013 Kaiser Women’s Health Survey. Kaiser. Web

[2] “Why Women Let Themselves Go.” Oprah, n.d. Web