I vividly remember the day Mum perfected the original Nad’s Natural Hair Removal Gel on my young skin over 27 years ago. It was truly a eureka moment.
I was sitting on-top of the kitchen bench with my arm out while mum applied the gel on my delicate arm. Within a few seconds the strip was removed and ‘voila’ it finally got rid of my unwanted hair! I felt elated, with a greater sense of self-esteem and confidence. That’s what beauty meant to me, feeling good about what was on the surface.
“I finally felt beautiful in my own skin.”
Years passed and as I grew and matured, I experienced life’s ups and downs. I was faced with real challenges that would either make or break me.
Becoming a single mother and the benefits of yoga
One of the biggest challenges I ever faced was going through my marriage breakdown in my 20’s and becoming a single Mum to my precious son. At the time, I felt that my life was over and that I was worthless. It was horrible, I wouldn’t wish that feeling on anybody. My emotions went from anger to sadness. Feeling beautiful wasn’t something I was focused on during this time. I was busy balancing being a mum, a careerwoman and focusing on my next move. It took time to heal.
I adopted yoga as a new daily practice. Yoga allowed me to be present in the moment, to move my body and clear my mind through deep breathing techniques and postures. It brought me serenity and peace when I needed it most. I found peace again within myself and beauty within my strength.
Finding Happiness & Inner Beauty Again
Today, I feel blessed that I found love again and only recently got married to the man of my dreams. We only have one life in this world so we should live it to our fullest. Do what makes you happy, in the end that’s all that matters.
Looking back now, I see how every experience not only helped me to become stronger, but more independent. Going through such a trialling period in my life and coming out on top in the end helped remind me of who I am and what I need out of my life. It forced me to take a step back, find happiness and beauty within, and help shape who I am today. Beauty is within all of us and discovering it is up to you.