Pampering was never in the vocabulary of this small-town country girl.
My mother had exactly two make-up essentials: a light foundation that came out for church, “Monday Club” and special occasions; and lipstick, for occasions even more special.
“Spas” were not invented yet. And if they were, we certainly hadn’t heard about them. My one attempt to turn myself into a beautifully, poised young lady was a day at “charm school”. It took months to talk my parents into it and hours to flunk out.
It was years into adulthood when I finally began to understand the importance of honoring and caring for myself.
Pampering is not about leisurely vacations at exotic spas (although there’s nothing wrong with those!) – it’s about the small things we do each day care for ourselves.
Pampering is understanding that self-care comes before we can truly give to others. Pampering is honoring your value enough to invest in and care for yourself. It’s about developing consistent, healthy rituals that serve body, mind and soul in ways that feel luxurious and decadent, without even a hint of guilt or a feeling you are not deserving . . .
Because you are!
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