My sweet grandmother had a daily tradition of getting ready for my grandfather’s return home from work.
At 4:00 she would stop cleaning, running errands, cooking, or whatever was on her agenda that day and go upstairs to her bedroom to get herself dressed.
She put on makeup, combed her hair, and changed her clothes so that she looked her best for Pop Pop.
Her entire demeanor changed when she descended the steps and went to the front porch to wait for him. She stood taller, she smiled broadly, and she had a gleam in her eye. Grammy was just gorgeous!
Because of her, I adopted the idea that gorgeous is not only how you look, but how you feel from the inside out.
In 2006, I followed up on this idea and sat down to author a book on health and wellness with a dear friend and noted plastic surgeon, Dr. Harry Moon.
We felt strongly that a woman’s beauty celebrates her uniqueness, femininity, and diversity. We authored our lifestyle enhancement guide, GORGEOUS! The Sum of All Your Glorious Parts.
Little did I know that as I was drafting a book on health and wellness, I was about to become a grandmother for the first time. The book was published right after Mallory was born!
That was almost 16 years ago.
I picked up GORGEOUS! the other day and thumbed through the chapters and do you know what?
I found it to be more relevant to me today (as a grandmother of five active, busy, fun-loving, little humans) than it was to me then.
GORGEOUS! is full of valuable information that shows us grandmas how to let our natural beauty blossom. Taking a few, small steps toward wellness can grow into healthy habits lasting for decades.
GORGEOUS! is unique because it addresses each one of our body parts from super supple skin, luscious locks, and pretty smiles to finding your beauty sleep, stressing less, and even a couple of sexy spa secrets.
Yup, it has it all.
In honor of Gorgeous Grandma’s Day, I offer every woman the secrets to a whole new gorgeous you.
It starts with a belief….a belief in yourself.