Show me your beauty

I am shy. Innately. I like running just under the radar.

And then, on the other hand…I am an outrageous minx, a wild ball of fire, guzzling attention like it was Hi-test for my engine.

(Hmmm…which is my truth? Which is my cultural conditioning?)

Tell me about you.

In your opinion, where do you fall on the spectrum of avoiding attention to demanding it?

Here is a quick test:

If you were dancing like no one was watching – and an admirer was actually viewing you from afar, enchanted by your beauty – would you be devastated or secretly delighted?

There is only one true answer: delighted (both).

No matter how we cut it, how we resist or desist, the deep irrefutable truth of the feminine persists.

Beauty is our nature. Attention is our fuel.


We are cut from the same shameless cloth as a six-month-old baby – thrilled to turn it on for anyone, anytime, no matter what, no matter when, no matter how.

Interesting, isn’t it?

We fully expect a baby to coo back at us when we notice her and interact appreciatively. We actually worry about her if she can’t or won’t engage with us. Is she ok? Is something wrong?

And then, quite the opposite is true for women. We are taught to shut it down, dial it back, turn it off.

Don’t shine too bright, don’t delight too much in your own radiance. Keep a lid on it. Dump doubt on your magnificence so no one else sees.

And whatever you do, do not let other women see you shine.


We misunderstand and misconstrue beauty. We pick up the prejudices of the patriarchal world culture – thinking of beauty as a way to appear, rather than a way to live. As vanity, rather than prayer.

But, darling, there is a part of you that knows the truth about your lust for beauty, and wants to create beauty in as many ways as possible – the way you eat, the way you dress, the way you relate to your family and friends, the way you make love (to yourself or others), the way you bathe by moonlight.

Our culture can disconnect us from our truth, sometimes. We can come to believe that our need for beauty is superficial. And selfish.

But there is a huge consequence to this erroneous belief. It disconnects us from our life force, our turn-on, our spiritual aliveness.

Beauty – genuine beauty – flows from within. It shows up as an expression of radiance, a reverence for the body, a state of deep gratitude, expansive love, and palpable joy. Beauty is inclusive, celebratory, holy. Like nature, herself.

Beauty dares us to love what is. To stand proudly in its manifestation through us.


Can you handle that? For an hour, for a minute?

Every moment you tolerate your magnificence is a point for our team.

Can you give yourself permission to be as audacious and innocent as that six month-old baby, receiving and reflecting attention as fuel?

If you’re hitting a roadblock in this area, I get it.

And I want to set you up with the skills you need to reclaim your sense of beauty, in a world that repeatedly steals it away.

Believing in our beauty is an inside job. And like all things, it begins with the body. My 5-day Body Love Challenge is entirely free and full of tools to help you recognize and own your magnificence right now. Start your journey here!


There is so much benefit to each of us living into the truth of our design.

We are meant to dream of beauty and create beauty on both the inner and the outer.

Beauty heals; it soothes the soul, inspires appreciation, love, and devotion. It balances the nervous system. This is not meaningless, trivial, or impractical.

A world without beauty would not be a world any of us would want to inhabit.


So, just for today, how many ways can you choose to inhabit your beauty?

How many ways can you celebrate your innate magic?

Can you be as vulnerable and brave as that six month old – receiving, enjoying, and taking in the attention that your beauty generates in the world?

With so much love and pleasure,





P.S. The greatest love affair is the one you have with yourself. Join me in the 5-day Body Love Challenge right HERE and start embracing your beauty today!

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