But to make sure you're looking your best, get behind the scenes and take care of your body. Nothing looks better than a truly healthy body that exudes intelligence, confidence, esteem, vitality, and ease.
Most popular beer rating websites have appearance as a criterion for judgment. Though it is lower in the rating hierarchy than taste and other criteria on these websites, a beer's appearance has a large affect on how we end up judging it overall. Our first look at a beer immediately tells us a lot and, depending on the drinker's prejudices and expectations, often we decide it's quality before even smelling it.
Marie not only had to let go of control of how she looked, she also had to let go of the commentary about it. Successful people let go of the small stuff, like bad hair days, wrinkles, and arm jiggle.
There is no need to run to the gym and start lifting weights or to try and wear those 4-inch heels that hurt your feet. Work on the qualities of leadership and exude the power that you are meant to have.
In a decade of researching and writing about faces and lookism, I have learned that lookism (like sexism, racism, transphobia, and ableism), and our role in perpetuating it, is largely taken for granted. We accept it, sometimes benefit from it, but rarely name it or seek to eradicate it.
My courage grew three sizes that day on the subway platform. I'm now less worried about other people's reactions to my trying on women's shoes or testing nude lipsticks. What does any of it really matter? It's my life. I own it.
Aging is difficult! I get that neither failing to notice, nor obsessing over aging, is a good idea, but I'm stuck in that trough this week. I am seriously hoping that, over time, these peaks and valleys will recede in my mind, because, gosh darn it, they're going to increase on my face.
It was a teeny-tiny and impermanent change. Just another drop in the bucket of thousands of hair cuts I have had and will have over the course of a lifetime. I was itching for a change, and I got it, and it was very much a personal experience because it affected not a single person other than myself.