Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Guest Post: Feeling Beautiful Despite The Odds

Today Jackie Clark is doing a guest post on how women need to feel beautiful, no matter what circumstances they may be facing. Especially those diagnosed with cancer. Jackie does outreach for the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, a leading web resource for mesothelioma cancer.

Cancer can have devastating effects on a woman both physically and mentally. It’s important that as a woman we remember that beauty is not just skin deep, and that it goes beyond the boundaries of our physical appearance and encompasses all that we are. Cancer is a battle that many women face, and it is especially during these rough times that a woman needs to feel beautiful and confident in her appearance.

One example of a particularly brutal form of cancer is mesothelioma. It comes from asbestos exposure and does not usually benefit from surgery. Women with this type of cancer, as well as other kinds, need to be reminded that they are still beautiful. Despite their illness, they need to maintain positive thoughts in order to help their spirits and mentally relieve their bodies.

Here are a few things women with a cancer diagnosis can do to feel more attractive and comfortable in their own skin:

-Go shopping and try on fashionable clothes

A shopping trip, no matter how small, can help a woman feel good about herself and what she’s wearing. Even trying on clothes that look good can help to boost self-esteem. Shoe shopping is especially fun because no matter what, shoes will fit. A woman is never too fat or too thin for a pair of shoes.

-Go for a beauty makeover or facial

A woman can try getting her makeup done at a salon, spa or makeup counter. Or how about trying a new hairstyle? This will help bring positive feelings about and self-confidence. A relaxing facial is also just the thing to rejuvenate the spirit.

Use fashion as a way to feel empowered and confident. Dressing up for the occasion can really help to make a woman's day. Just knowing that they look gorgeous in a new pair of slacks can make them feel like a million bucks. If money is an issue then try going to discount or thrift stores for the latest fashions.

Regardless of what kind of clothes, shoes, or makeup a woman wears, it’s important to know that beauty is all about attitude and spirit. Even though cancer may try to beat one down, it can’t change a positive outlook, which is beneficial to both mind and body. 
 By: Jackie Clark

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