Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Flowers in bloom! (Intrinsic aging)

Good afternoon!! 
I'm not sure if you're a coffee or a tea person but I'm sure we can get you something if you're interested? The wind has died down and the warm sunshine feels glorious, come join me on the front porch and we'll catch up! I realize it's been far too long....

Is it odd I address you the way I do when I open up?
I kind of giggle to myself and wonder if I sound like a babbling idiot.
I've always had a different take on things and this is one way I've attempted to be unique. 

I'd like to share with you my facebook status I put up this morning as a precursor to today's blog...

"Nothing comes from the garden of a bitter heart... Is not the earth turned over and torn up before any seeds are planted? Yes! Therefore your soul undergoes such tiling before any sweet seeds of fragrance can bloom. Sometimes we need to face hard times in order to see the vibrant colors of our future. Understanding of your current situation may not be present now but the reward and knowledge gained from the experience is the sweetest, most gorgeous flower God has ever created! (You'd be shocked at how this effects your body not to mention your skin...) ♥"

This is to sort of piggy back what's been going on with me for the last month.
I woke up this morning thinking on my late position and realizing there is such a blessing in this haze and though the dust is still settling for me emotionally I can see the flowers beginning to bloom! 

This location which was a dream come true and one I lived for a few short months was amazing, however, I can see how it would've potentially held me back from pursuing other dreams I have in this field. I don't want to look back when I'm gray and old wishing I hadn't at least tried chasing after the moon a few more times! Nobody I've ever talked to likes that feeling and who can blame them?

I realize you're prob wondering why I bring things of such a personal nature to the table time and time again? Well, each personal morsel does touch on my career as well and all the research I do on a daily basis. And when you sit down and think about how everything connects it makes sense.

Think about it this way.....

Have you ever seen people who look absolutely miserable when walking down the street?
Their hair is dull and lifeless sometimes,
Their skin sort of hangs off their body in an unnatural way,
They have odd cricks in their posture and so on.

This is all pointing to a condition deep within their soul which in turns comes out physically in our bodies! Studies have been shown time and time again on this. What happens internally shows eventually externally. Thus it's part of what we call our "Intrinsic aging process" what happens inside our bodies and how it effects us on the outer portion. 

Scary huh? 
But it goes to show you there's a true need for hope in this life doesn't it?

I've seen this show on people's skin more times than I can remember in various forms.

Dermal loss of elasticity
Deep wrinkles 
Loss of skin's natural luster, youthful glow is gone
Thin skin and dehydration

And what has every client said when I ask what their stress level is?
Everybody's answer is the same...
It's ridiculously high and they wish there was something they could do to change it. 
It's amazing how your internal turmoil shows externally.

Ever think of it this way before?
Not everybody does at first.
But if you watch people closely and as you learn you'll start to see things in a whole other light.
You'll see how holding onto things really isn't worth it and how your body and skin come to hate you for it. Release and let go. You'll live a happier life with more energy and the longer benefit of youthful skin. Next time you feel stressed take a close look at how your skin reacts when you let it effect you.
It'll shock you.

Hope you have a wonderful day!!
If you're feeling whacked out, remember to take a step back and look at what really matters in this life.
You are an amazing person, NEVER forget that.

Stay Healthy,
Shannon <3 

Monday, June 11, 2012

When treated unjustly.

What a gorgeous day to soak in some sun, I was out this morning getting my daily does of vitamin D.
It felt amazing :)

My goodness it's been a long time.
And boy is there ever a story behind my being MIA!
Please, please forgive my lack of blogging, I will fill you in on why I've been so quiet...

About a little over a month back I injured my R wrist and couldn't type but a few letters at a pop and even then I really wasn't allowed to be doing so. But it's so hard not to at least be doing something when you can't be working, hiking or cleaning... I tend to get very antsy tied down! 


I was told it was a nasty sprain w/possible tendon damage.

The Dr said I had to wear a brace for one week and could't perform as an Aesthetician during that time. 
More good news. 
Again, not. 

(You see, I was finally getting a client base and increasing my responsibility at work. I was put in charge of ordering and inventory working my way up to head Aesthetician!  SO excited!!!)

Marching myself into work with a Dr's note, my boss she was less than thrilled. So off I was to wait a week and let myself heal up so I could get back to my regular work hours, but not before I offered my services in other ways to remain to productive. My boss was in a constant state of being overwhelmed so why not offer to take some of the load? Made sense to me... But I was informed there was no need. Ooooookay.

A week and a half later my wrist was still really hurting and I couldn't pin point what was up so I called my chiropractor who agreed to see me. Come to find out I was misdiagnosed and had dislocated my wrist causing me to still have awful pain and swelling. He popped it back in and the instant relief was amazing!! Talk about an answer to prayer. Phew!! 

This all boils down to...

Seeing as I wasn't healed w/in one week's time and it had been just over, my boss decided to fire me. 
I was caught blindsided and left standing in the rain feeling very confused.
How does an employee that has never had any issue whatsoever go and get fired after she simply got hurt doing an everyday activity??? Outside of work too, this happened at home. Adding insult to injury the establishment sided with my boss. Even though there has never been anything wrong. I simply hurt my wrist and it had been misdiagnosed. There is zero justice in something like this and it leaves you feeling dazed and confused.

I woke up this morning after it being a month or so not working feeling very low and somewhat discouraged as I continued to process what I was feeling about this situation. After all, this was a dream location! I was very happy and pleased to see a client base forming, even if it started out small. Sales were good and the product was far from boring to work with. Plus the chance to get some more training for free was absolutely wonderful. 

Now I'm left with many thoughts and ideas but most importantly my prayers on God's direction for me.

I would LOVE to get on board with a skincare company and work with them and help develop product or something along those lines. I have a strong desire to create a line for mother and baby! As well as aid in hormonal acne products and see what can be done to help those who suffer both minor and beyond. I want to create a treatment line of body butters to aid various skin conditions/body ailments. (i.e. Sore muscles, bruising, acne, dehydrated sensitive skin and the list goes on.) 
So I'm very excited but need the connections to make this possible!

Knowing this is not the first time a boss has pulled something like this on an employee. 
I def know I'm not alone, if you're reading and this has also happened to you or if you're in the very process of finding out even. Consider the following...

Realize nothing shows more character and maturity than taking that actual step back to handle things calmly and professionally. You want to be able to tell your next boss how you handled it, this will save your backside if they decided to look in on it for proof. No matter how awful you are treated, never stoop lower and make a damaging blow! This may offer temp satisfaction but it won't last long. Keep as little communication between you and the offending party as possible if you feel like there is a chance of your mouth getting the better of you. 

Am I saying back off and don't defend yourself? 
Standup for yourself but do it respectfully. 
And sometimes that means being firm. 
But remember, there is a fine line between firm and attitude. People know/see this and you don't want to be one of them. Take the higher ground and leave them scratching their head. 

After all:
NOTHING happens w/out God's consent!
A door shuts and a window ALWAYS opens!
We shoot for the moon but ALWAYS land on a star!

I'm feeling better now vs earlier now that I've processed in writing this and I'm holding God to His promise of never leaving me in the dust. Finding and marrying the man I have is proof God never intends on leaving my side. He is my daily blessing from above and has been such a wonderful support to me as well as my family and close friends. You guys truly make me feel loved!

THANK YOU xoxoxox

Hope you had a wonderful day, keep an eye out as I start blogging once again! 

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