As some of you know from following our Facebook and Instagram pages, we’re up in Seattle right now for Urban Craft Uprising. My husband and I have had a great time so far, and after two days of driving, yesterday was our first day selling. Today we have one more day with retail sales, and tomorrow we continue with a day for wholesale stockists. Then it’s back on the road for two more days of driving to get back to our home in Tehachapi, California!
I’ll post more on the show later, but our day at the booth yesterday had me meditating deeply last night on some of the women we encountered at our DIY Clay Mask station.
It’s important to me that when I work with a woman at the station, we don’t just have a “throw-it-all-in-a-jar-and-here-you-go” type of encounter. Women certainly have fun assembling their own customized clay mask, but there is more to it than that. At the end of the process, I encourage them to put a label on the jar that helps them to feel beautiful and empowered.
This is the pivotal moment for most women. This is when I get to witness that flash of their true emotions–where I am honored to see what message they choose because it spoke to their hearts. Some women struggle with it. A lot. It makes them uncomfortable to feel like they are worth the positive words of affirmation. It is these women that I feel most privileged to encounter, because often they are the ones that need the messages the most.
Women will look carefully through the choices for their label, considering them. Some laugh nervously. Some exclaim how much they love the positive vibe. Some just sort through them silently, nodding, having an inward conversation to which nobody else is privy. Then they apply their chosen message to their jar, and when they look up–it isn’t uncommon to see tears.
Hearing the words, speaking the words, reading the words…affirmations are powerful. Words have power. And when we use the power of those words to help us grow into our fullest, most beautiful potential, it is capturing that power in a way that can literally change our world.
Considering this, I wanted to make a list today of 30 words that I believe include some of the aspects that can make up an authentically beautiful woman. As you read, I want you to remember the ones that speak most to you and your beauty.
There are so many more words out there that can describe a beautiful woman–and I intentionally made this list so that no one woman could encapsulate all of them. We all express our beauty differently in this world, and there is no reason that beauty need to be confined to one type of woman, one image of a woman, or one “packaged” idea. We all express a unique combination of beauty in this world that no one else can replicate. And that is a very, very important reason to continue to share that beauty.
I’d love to hear about your unique combination. Comment below and let me know…what are 3-5 words that capture your unique beauty? Feel free to use the words above or contribute your own.
I’ll be brave and start us off! My words: passionate, intuitive, creative, joyful, and intentional. How about you?