inner beauty

HuffPost RISE - Taking an in-depth look at our world, ourselves, and the paths to solving life's biggest challenges.
HuffPost RISE - Taking an in-depth look at our world, ourselves, and the paths to solving life's biggest challenges.
I still struggle and fall at times, I have days of insecurity and vulnerability as I navigate through life and there are moments that stretch into days where I feel discontent with myself and seek comfort and validation elsewhere.
"In a world full of Instagram filters and seemingly perfect lives splashed across social media, it’s easy to forget your wise words that it is what’s on the inside that counts."
Dear women of the world, rest a while and listen as I tell you of the great powers resting there on your hips, on your breast, in the fibers that twist and twine within your flesh, of the greatness you possess in which I think you need to be reminded.
"Pretty is surface and strength is so much deeper."
Mother of two and photographer Kate T. Parker is changing mainstream's perception of beauty with her photo campaign, 'Strong Is The New Pretty.'
We need to pave the way for the younger generation and, tell them who they really are. We need to embody our inner radiance and true essence and show them that they are so much more beautiful when they are happy from the inside.
As a young woman in the 1960s I defined beauty according to an ideal I saw in magazines -- one I had no hope of meeting. That didn't stop me trying though. I ironed my wild hair, lemon juiced my freckles and did the coconut oil thing in the hope of getting a tan.
I have to remind my daughter that length and/or texture does not determine whether or not someone is pretty. It's just one aspect of that person. But I have to admit, it's sometimes challenging to convince a child that length isn't important when society is so focused on it.
We are not meant to do this alone. Setting intentions and speaking our desires out loud can be daunting and discouraging
To be truly beautiful, it is the understated qualities of beauty which are sustaining. To possess any one of them will increase the experience of your beauty exponentially. Who you are internally is the marker of your influence on the world.
In an ode to the power of transformation, eight writers reflect on how pots and powders can be a source of self-discovery
I have to let go of all of those thoughts and doubts and limitations I put on myself personally, professionally, emotionally and physically. I have to trust that I am new. I have to know that I did the work. I have to believe in myself and my new wings as much as those that see me when I soar and glisten do.
Beauty is fleeting, even for those of us who are genetically blessed. We age, we change. Shouldn't the notion of beauty, therefore, be more of a state of mind?
Beauty and confidence come from within. Don't let social standards or a set of numbers determine your perception of your body image or your confidence.
She is proud of several things about herself -- her heritage, her children, her friendships. But she can barely accept a compliment. She has worked hard to stop denying them outright, but her eyes betray her bashful "thank you."