Rebirth: Into light

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The Rebirth of Light

This year the holiday season started with seemingly dark and difficult emotions for a lot of us dealing with a long and brutal race for the highest office in our nation. The White House - The bearer of freedom and opportunity for all people regardless of their color, creed, gender, religion or orientation. 

After the dust settled we were left with a country divided and a political landscape rife with accusations and innuendo.  Blame and shame thrown about without thought of consequence for the right of the people to speak their frustration and rage. Regardless of which side of this landscape we might reside on we must take a look at how we move forward in this new season that we are all in together.

I personally take solace in the fact that we have entered a new year.  New opportunities can give us new ways to look at how we perceive ourselves and others.  Winter into spring has always been a favorite time for me.  A time for seeing the darkness and hibernation of winter transform into the Beauty of Light.  I think of beauty a lot.  I try to chase it in very individual ways all day long in my career as a stylist.  I have learned though that the most outward shining representation of it comes from a place deep inside, not just in the outward appearance that I try to create, adjust, and refine.

This year I have made two resolutions or commitments to myself going forward:

1.)  To meet every perceived “challenge” as an opportunity for growth and wisdom.

2.)  To help others in finding their own INNER Beauty.

I'm lucky to partner with Aveda to create and achieve beautiful results with their mission aligned plant-based product line.

I've worked with the products for over 12 years and every single time I open a bottle of Shampure I smile like I’ve never smelled anything so rich and rare before. It’s moments like this that take me to my happy place, a place that can right wrongs, bring me out of a dour mood and wake me up from hours of hard work. Aromas are just one of the ways we can create and transform our environment.  

Going Forward into the year of 2017 I encourage all of us to recreate the world we live in for the better in seemingly small insignificant ways that make a huge difference around us in the long run.  A single thought of positivity and light creates waves of influence all around us in positive ways.  Find your happy place.  Go there as much as you can and enjoy the results.   


Our mission at Aveda is to care for the world we live in, from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to society. At Aveda, we strive to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility, not just in the word of beauty, but around the world.