It Starts from Within: Tips for Improving Internal & External Beauty

In a world filled with so much emphasis on beauty and social media it is important to find the balance. However I am a firm believer in that true beauty starts on the inside. Treating your body like a temple and truly taking care of it will make you feel good and present your best self!

I am so happy to have guest blogger, Alex Berger from The Berger Bungalow

back again to share her insight on this topic. As well as some great tips from All Cure Spine and Sports Medicine located in Monroe, NJ.

Your external appearance is so important because it is the first thing that people judge you on. The minute you walk in a door, you automatically get judged based on what you are wearing and what you look like. This is one of many reasons why I love doing hair and makeup so much. I believe that just a little bit of fashion, great makeup, and a really good hairstyle can not only show others that you are ready for the day, but it can also improve your mood, your confidence, and your overall happiness, which is so very important. Because of this (as well as many other reasons), I truly believe that external beauty matters, but also that internal beauty matters just as much.

Chispa Magazine says, “Now some of us believe that beauty fades over the ages and do all they can to prevent this. Those people who think so have the potential to really lose their beauty getting older. And vice versa those who realize that beauty is something that we can’t see, measure and touch with the physical eye not only save but also improve their beauty over the ages. Therein lies the main difference between the external and internal appearance. As the inner depends only on us—our self-instruction and self-improvement, but the outer everyone can improve today with the help of plastic surgery, a qualified beautician, an amazing tattoo design etc. A skilled plastic surgeon can make your face and body beautiful, but he can’t improve your sense of humor or correct the level of anger and greed. A good beautician can smooth out the wrinkles on your face or prevent sunspots and skin pigmentation but she can’t take out all violence and jealousy from your soul.”

Now, this is not saying that internal beauty is more important than outer beauty at all, but to me, it just means that both really need to be fostered as much as possible. Here are a few ways that you can work on improving and maintaining both your internal and external beauty:

Eating Well

Eating well can improve both your internal and external beauty, but I wanted to focus more on external beauty for this one. Eating healthy foods that are high in antioxidants such as berries, leafy greens, squash, tomatoes, and more, help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, as well as reduce the free radicals in your body that attack tissues and promote premature aging. This will improve the way your body looks, which in turn, improves your confidence and your overall mindset. Although we are focusing on external improvements, the result of those external changes will improve your overall happiness and mindset about yourself, resulting in an improvement of internal beauty.

Focus on Mindful Practices

Mindful practices such as yoga, breathing techniques, meditation, and journaling can really help manifest your internal beauty and confidence. According to Art of Living, “Interestingly, science has proven that our breath and emotions are connected. Every emotion has a specific rhythm of breath; both influence each other. When you’re angry, you breathe faster and when you’re sad, your exhalations are longer than your inhalations. When you are happy, your breath is expanded. Science also says that you can change how you feel simply by changing the pattern of your breath. With regular practice of different breathing techniques like Alternate Nostril Breathing, Bellows Breath, Shining Head Breath, and life transforming Sudarshan Kriya, you can unlock this power of breath to experience your innate happiness and positive emotions to enrich your beauty. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a global humanitarian and spiritual master, popularly known as The Guru of Joy, says, “For external beauty, you put on things; for real beauty, you have to drop all the things. For external beauty you have to have make-up; for your real beauty you only have to realize that you are made-up! Just wake up and see that you are beautiful. The innocence in you is so beautiful. The dance in you is so beautiful.”

Heal Your Body

If you are dealing with depression, excessive stress, pain, lyme disease, or other issues that cause you to be held back from optimum health and happiness, it’s time to do something about it and luckily, there are simple ways to improve heal your body and improve your internal and external beauty. For example, massage can help with relaxation, tension, and stress-relief and acupuncture can help with many different issues such as, back pain, neck pain, infertility, lyme disease, bipolar disorder, life transitions, emotional health, and even arthritis. The family-owned practice based out of New Jersey, AllCure Spine & Sports Medicine says, “We’re on a mission to add health, balance, and success to your life.

Achieving maximum health is more than the absence of an illness. Authentic human health also includes the fulfillment of potential — potential for healing, creativity, wisdom, love, friendship, family, career, spirituality, physical fitness, leadership, and more. We’ll listen carefully to you before creating a treatment approach to address your unique needs. Your comfort, dignity, and confidentiality are always among our highest priorities. Our offices are designed to be an oasis for healing.” Owner and clinic director, Dr. Anthony Alfieri “strongly believes in an integrated approach to physical rehabilitation and pain management. Having four different type of doctors under one roof, is not only convenient for the patient, but it is helpful for treatment plans to allow for fast and effective outcomes. He feels that each patient’s experience with AllCure Spine & Sports Medicine will maximize their ability to not only get better, but to stay better.”

Eliminate Negativity

Eliminating negativity in your life is a must for improving internal and external beauty. Negativity causes stress which has a huge effect on your mental state. Like we discussed above, your internal beauty definitely affects your external beauty and vise versa. If you are stressed frequently, you are more prone to blemishes, wrinkles, gray hair, and premature aging. So, let’s eliminate the stresses and negativity in your life, in order to keep your skin wrinkle and blemish-free. This will also improve your happiness in your life, which is never a bad thing.

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GIVEAWAY :: Super Pet Expo: The Pet Lovers Dream Weekend

I am beyond obsessed with my dog Munchkin. She is a true god send to me and I literally treat her like she is my second child … lol! And because I love her so much I was so excited to hear about the Super Pet Expo that is happening next month and be able to giveaway two family packs of tickets to this event!

One of the largest pet events on the East Coast is coming to the NJ Convention Center April 13-15, 2018! The Super Pet Expo!

This expo is perfect for your entire family and fur babies. It will be so much fun, have tons of shopping , education and the chance to adopt a pet. The show is brought to you by Supreme Source Premium Pet Nutrition and Vita Bon Artisan Inspired.

Major League baseball veteran Milt Wilcox will be with his organization Ultimate Air Dogs. You will see and can even register your four legged pal and watch them soar into the air into a 30,000 gallon swimming pool.

One of the events I am most excited for is the Pig Placement Network! I don’t know why but I always wanted a teacup mini pig. I just love them! I think they are the cutest things on the planet. Pig Placement Network is an adoption service for pet pigs. They bring together pot bellied pigs and owners so that both parties have the most deserving homes. Did you know pigs are extremely smart? You will the first ever Pig Agility demostrations such as calling by name, tricks like sitting, and even play a drum.

There will also be Luring 101. This is perfect for the dog that is in good shape and loves to chase. This course comes with an additional fee and no prior training is required.

Rizzo’s Reptile Discovery  will be hosting shows that will focus on the magic and excitement that reptiles have to offer. In addition, I am also excited to check out Wolf Visions. Wolf Visions is dedicated to the education, preservation,and restoration of the wolf. They will be hosting a presentation busting all the myths and legends about the “Big Bad Wolf” and educating about how crucial theses animals are for the environment.

This expo will also feature the very popular Repticon. See reptiles from around the world! Exotic snakes, lizards and more from Africa, Austrailia and beyond. Animals will be available for purchase.

The International Cat Association or TICA will be having their debut at the expo with a kitty exclusive area. Here you can get cat care advise , meet a variety of breeds, and watch Feline Agility Demonstrations. It is important to note that this area is for cats only no dogs will be allowed in this area.

Saturday April 14 at 1:00pm will be a Best Dressed Pet Competition hosted by Dana Humphrey, “The Pet Lady”. Animals will strut the catwalk on the main stage to be scared by judges. Top 3 will advance to the Finals with a Grand Champion chosen based on audience applause. Go to the website to sign up!

I am so excited to be able to givewaway two packs (5 tickets each) for this amazing event!

To Enter go to our Instagram page @theredlipdiaries. Make sure you follow the page and comment either a dog or cat emoji. Tag a friend who would love this blog! Winner will be announced this Sunday March 25, 2018!

Here are the event details

Where: New Jersey Convention Center, Edison, NJ

Hours: Friday, April 13th 3:00PM-8:00PM, Saturday April 14 10:00AM-7:00PM, Sunday April 15th 10:00AM-5:00pm

Tickets: One Day Adult (12+) $13.00, One Day Child (4-11) $8.00. Weekend Pass (Adult) $20.00. Weekend Pass (Child) $10.00. Kids 3 & Under Free (one per adult).

Pets are welcome. Leashed pets admitted free. (No-retractable leashes)

Good luck dolls!



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