A couple of months back, Lorna Jane Clarkson launched her book - MOVE, NOURISH, BELIEVE.
Lorna Jane, the woman and the company has been a client of mine for a minute now, and I was honoured when she handed me a copy of the book the week it debuted. And I was even more honoured to see images included within the book that Bronz'd tanning+nails had been involved in the production of (above).
I settled down to have a flick through it, and found myself unable to put it down. I read the whole thing in one sitting. What an inspirational book, career and person!
Lorna's healthy, active, positive lifestyle philosophy is one I share with her - but there was part of one particular quote that jumped up and clubbed me over the head.
Working within a handful of industries (beauty, modelling, fashion) that tend to overlap and are all concerned entirely with external appearance, I've found it can become an extremely slippery slope into gossip, bitchiness, judgement and criticism all under the guise of day-to-day operations, getting the job done, and not to be forgotten, socialising. So, on pages 42-43, Christian D Larson hit the nail right on the head in espousing that,
"....give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticise others..."
This nugget of brilliance is nestled into an entirely larger quote and could have been easily skimmed over - but there it was - some of it in particularly bold typeface.
Imagine if you only lived by this credo, the type of life you would develop and all the various by-products created as a result...
Definitely something to aspire to achieve each and every day.
Bronz'd says Thanks, Lorna! :)
All images via MOVE. NOURISH. BELIEVE.