I can’t believe it’s the end of June, which means another roundup of lessons from The Blonde Files Podcast. This month, we talked about how to find peace with our bodies, all things plastic surgery and other cosmetic enhancements, how to use self-compassion to transform your life, beating bloat and anxiety, as well as beauty tips and brand building. If you missed last month’s roundup, definitely go back and check them out!
FROM EMILY DIDONATO
-When we obsess or fixate on the way we look, we forget that we are so much more than a number on the scale. Confidence comes from within, so finding other things that fulfill you will help you feel more confident when you’re struggling with body positivity.
-Let go of the idea that you need to be a certain size or weigh a certain number to be happy. Instead, focus your mentality on how you want to feel. Do you feel healthy and strong? Those are thoughts that will not only create a positive relationship with food, but will allow you to take back the power of feeling happy.
FROM DR. MASCARÓ
-Trends come and go, and the same can be said about cosmetic enhancements. When it comes to figuring out what procedures are right for you, know what your long-term goals are rather than following the latest trends or letting a doctor tell you what procedures to get.
-Some of the best minimally invasive cosmetic treatments include lasers which can help with sun damage and the overall quality of one’s skin. Microneedling with radiofrequency is another minimally invasive treatment that delivers great results by stimulating collagen production.
FROM DR. KRISTIN NEFF
-Mindfulness is the foundation for having self-compassion. Being aware of our feelings helps us have perspective so we can have a more compassionate response when we’re going through something difficult.
-The more compassion you turn inward, the smaller your sense of self becomes. People who are more self-compassionate are able to see others’ perspective, and are better able to forgive others and themselves. Our state of mind impacts the state of mind of other people – what we cultivate internally affects others because there are so many ways we are interconnected, even at the level of brain function.
FROM MARIANNA HEWITT
-The value an influencer can bring to a brand is invaluable: they are a creator, photographer, model, social media account manager, videographer, publicist, editor – they wear a lot of hats and there’s a lot of work that goes into being an influencer.
-Whether you want to start a brand, build a company or become an influencer, the hardest thing to do is start. There are so many free resources available that make it easy to find answers, and once you get started you’ll figure it out along the way. Even if you fail, you’ll learn something that will help you succeed in the future.
FROM SIFF HAIDER & NISH SAMANTRAY
-Brands that use authentic and genuine marketing allows the product to speak for itself and the integrity of the product. This also leads to long-lasting relationships with marketers because it’s a relationship built on authenticity.
-The supplement industry is very unregulated, but problems like bloating and anxiety can be treated holistically with supplements when backed by research and development. Therapeutic relief is possible when the formulation of a supplement product contains the right combination of ingredients, as well as the right doses.