A Study of Beauty is meant to be a celebration of all beauty: inner beauty, outer beauty, and the beautiful things in life! It was born from my desire to integrate my passion for wellness, healing, and self-care with my love for all things beauty-related and for things and experiences that nurture the soul.
I have been contemplating over the last few years the next direction I would like to take my life and what would really bring me joy, fulfillment, and happiness. I have had two 10-year-long careers in two separate fields which were demanding (but fulfilling!) already and have been feeling like it was the time to start to move forward into something new but which contained elements of all the things I have learned and loved so far!
I have always loved beauty, cosmetics, and self-care in all their wonderful, pampering, colorful, and luxurious forms. Career-wise, I spent the first 10 years of my working life as a therapist assisting people in dealing with their life challenges and helping support mental and emotional wellness and the last 10 years until this point owning and operating a barre-based exercise studio which helped people be fit, strong, and part of a community of women (and men!) that were fun, positive, and empowered. Since I was a kid, I have always been interested in spirituality and have loved exploring the intuitive and metaphysical. In the last few years, I have been getting more in touch with my own spirituality, my intuitive and healing gifts, the magical, and the little-bit-witchy. There was also a man, intense love, soul-wrenching heartbreak, deep personal healing, a mystical journey, and the return of Love somewhere in there but that is a story for another time! All of this led me to contemplate what really excites me, gives me joy and fulfillment, and helps me to connect to and express my deepest Self.
These words by author and spiritual coach Syma Kharal really resonated with me in the creation of A Study of Beauty:
"The Soul loves beauty. The Soul loves art. The Soul loves great food. The Soul loves enriching experiences, [and] a beautiful home because it is a reflection. Any beauty, any comfort and abundance on the outside is a reflection. It's a Soul getting to experience on the physical level its infinite nature as an infinitely abundant Being. Any experience of abundance is a spiritual experience."
With this lovely concept of beauty and abundance as Soul expression and healing in mind, I have set out to gather items that I find beautiful to share with you and to provide healing and intuitive services that help create beauty and balance in mind, body, and spirit. I hope to also share ideas, concepts, or items that bring me joy to discuss within this blog.
It is my hope that you find something in my shop, within my services, or in this blog that helps nurture a sense of beauty in your life in whatever way speaks to you!
Wishing you much Love and Beauty,