Beauty Health: are you a woman of substance?

Your beauty health or beauty fitness can be defined as 'your level of healthy appreciation, acceptance and satisfaction with the way you look'. So, how beautiful do you feel?

The focus throughout this site has mainly been on you - your inner self and your journey toward self awareness and ultimately, your self-worth. That is, how you feel about who you are; what it is you really want; and where you want to be.

It is now time to focus your attention on your outer self - your beauty health or beauty fitness, with a view to assessing the extent to which your opinion of how you look, is congruent with the impressive sense of self-worth you've been working so hard to develop.

Your assessment will define your level of satisfaction with your beauty health and beauty fitness.

It is fitting that beauty health is the last of your health areas, since this is when you will learn just how effectively you have been working toward achieving a strong sense of self and self worth.

Should your beauty health or beauty fitness area need a spot of work, you're already well equipped to achieve outstanding results by setting a few beauty health goals.

By now, you most probably have achieved some pretty impressive results with some of your health goals, which will have boosted your self esteem and motivation no end.

If you've just arrive at this page and you're serious about changing your life positively, then I strongly recommend you start at personal goal setting and work your way through to beauty health here.

how do you feel about your beauty health?

If you're less than confident about how you look and about how you perceive other people see you, you still have some work to do and some goals to set in your beauty health or beauty fitness area.

Beauty health is the last of the four health womens health areas, which you must work on to achieve your holistic woman health. It is of paramount importance that you look as confident, attractive and assured on the outside, as you feel on the inside.

For many women, beauty health or beauty fitness means looking good, which starts with a health and beauty fitness diet and great anti-aging-nutrition of their skin.

But feeling good about how you look, starts with great self-esteem. How you see yourself will have a profound effect on how you present yourself to other people.

For example, the way in which you carry yourself, the level of pride you take in dressing and in looking your best, will reflect the extent of your beauty health and beauty fitness satisfaction. And, since your real health and beauty lies in how and what you portray, if you're feeling less than beautiful on the inside, this is exactly what you will project to other people on the outside. They will in turn read these 'cues' and respond to you accordingly.

For many people, health and beauty is synonymous with youth, perfection and they typically see daily images of these every where; i.e. in that which always appear slightly out of reach - in the rich and famous, in models and celebrities.

But, were you to peel away the layers of skin from many of these celebrities, what would you see? Might you see many a celebrity with an eating disorder or a drug addiction, possibly brought about by their many insecurities about thier perceived lack of beauty health, beauty fitness or attractiveness?

Or might you even see the many pressures they come under to maintain their looks or shape, just to compete and keep satisfied a 'beauty-fickle' and hungry section of society, who are obsessed by 'looks' and nothing else?

In her book, A Waist Is A Terrible Thing To Mind: A Wake Up Call, Jan Phillips et al exposes the the devastating consequences of a culture's obsession with unnatural thinness and artificial beauty.

Having conventional beauty as we know it, does not necessarily mean that a model will see herself as 'attractive' or even perceive that other people will see her that way either. Take the late Diana, Princess of Wales for example.

While she did not radiate a jaw dropping - most beautiful woman in the world kind of beauty, she was nevertheless adored by many for her caring and her compassion. These qualities, along with her vulnerability endeared her tremendously to people worldwide. Yet, as she overcame her demons in relation to her eating disorder and gained beauty health - i.e. self-acceptance and her growing self-respect, her character shone through so powerfully that she radiated a unique beauty that held many in awe.

I remember thinking myself, how outwardly beautiful she was becoming, which happen to coincide with the point in her life when she was 'awakening' to her true inner beauty health.

Rethinking your beauty health

Being pretty - as it is commonly perceived today, is largely dependent on the genes you inherited at birth. And while you might well not consider yourself to be so, there is more to being 'pretty' than meets the eye.

Pretty might not necessarily include some or any of the following criteria - i.e. being brainy, or vivacious, or intelligent or gorgeous, sexy or compassionate, or kind, caring etc., Take a closer look at some of the people you know - celebrities, friends, family members and associates. How many of them do you consider 'pretty or hansome?'

Now if you take a closer look, you might see that some of their features are less than perfect or that there is no one single facial characteristic that is striking about them.

Yet, there's a high probability that what really endears them to you is their character, which shines through and make them the beautiful people you know, care for or even admire. This is the true definition of 'beautiful'. Beauty health - is the quality and not the quantity of how and what you perceive.

Beauty is really 'in the eyes of the beholder'. It is a subjective perception. In some cultures, an elderly person's face, characterised by age is seen as a sign of beauty and is afforded great respect.

A dewdrop on a flower might be the most beautiful sight to another person, yet meaningless to someone else. Likewise, your beauty health perception is to do with how you see yourself and how you perceive other people are seeing you.

But it is more than just the shape of your face, the size of your mouth or the colour of your eyes or your skin colour.

Real beauty involves your whole character - the full monty. Not every one will value the same things about you but that does not mean they will not value you.

It stands to reason therefore that if you see yourself as being beautiful, you will portray this and that's how you will be viewed - beautiful and likewise you will also come to accept and believe that increasingly more.

So, how do you start working on your beauty health perception and viewing yourself as you really are? You start by nurturing those wonderful qualities which are unique to you; those, which make you the beautiful person you really are. Resolve to change your attitude, (which is being shaped by your self-perception), toward your health and beauty. To do this you first need to acccpt, recognise and change the signals you are sending out to everyone about your perceived beauty health.

Once you begin to respect the real beauty of you, and what you stand for, only then will your inner beauty shine through. And, other people's perceptions will change too.

The essence of beauty health and beauty fitness

Here is a beautiful poem entitled 'the most beautiful woman in the world'. It conjures up real feelings of the essence of beauty health and beauty fitness. It also sends a powerful message that you don't have to be any certain way to be beautiful.

Without a shaddow of a doubt, there is far more to you, as a woman, than how you presently perceive your beauty health.

Who is the...

Most Beautiful Woman In The World?

She has no special talent
No special beauty mark
No invention with a patent
No voice of a comely lark

No hourglass physique
No sunbeam likened smile
No lingering mystique
No manicured nails to file

But what she had she flaunted
With the style of a fur- lined stole
With the chic of a runway model
She flashed her beautiful soul
They say beauty is skin deep

Most Beautiful Woman In The World (by Ruwaida Van Doorsen)

I'm pretty sure this peom will inspire you, so the next time you're minded to think that Ms X - the movie star or top model is the most beautiful woman in the world, think and remember that 'the grass always appear greener on the other side'.

Nurture your unique qualities, yes - you know, the ones that make you stand out from the crowd!

In terms of my looks, I happen to consider myself a very attractive woman. One of my unique qualities is that I am a humanitarian who will do anything I can to help any human being, irrespective.

While this quality is open to being abused by some people I know, for many others, it is perceived as being a wonderful characteristic, which in the process makes me appear a very much more attractive and beautiful person in their eyes.

Where do I stand on this? I consider myself one of the most beautiful women in the world. Why? Because I know I'm a beautiful person; I believe I'm a beautiful person, because my soul is beautiful; and guess what? Other people are simply following my lead.

Self help on beauty health

Recommended Read:

"A Waist Is A Terrible Thing To Mind is a dramatic illustration of the profound impact of body image on women's lives. A compilation of stories by women of diverse backgrounds, it exposes the devastating consequences of a culture's obsession with unnatural thinness and artificial beauty. This book is a call to action, to mindfulness, and to the conception of a new definition of beauty that is holistic, inclusive and life-affirming". Read more about this inspirational book on healthy body image and weight loss here.

Remember, no single human being has it all. You might encounter a super model who's slim and extremely pretty yet utterly ugly on the inside. (I'm sure you can think of at least one).

Being 'pretty' is not the same as having inner beauty and beauty health. The only true definition of beauty, is that which you use to define yourself. Beauty lies in what you portray and in how you project yourself.

Make a start on raising your beauty health to optimum levels. Identify your unique qualities, traits and characteristics. Here's a beauty fitness exercise to help you.

Learn to appreciate them, respect them and value them. Visualise yourself being all the more beautiful for having these wonderful attributes. Tell yourself each night before you go to sleep and first thing when you awake in the morning, 'I am the most beautiful woman in the world'.

Believe me, you'll wake up one morning with utter conviction that you are indeed the most beautiful woman in the world and you know what? You'd be spot on.

My definition of true beauty is what I see in any beautiful person and that is - a beautiful soul. Go set that goal girl!

"Who are you to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?" (Nelson Mandela)

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