Hopeful Direction

Welcome to Holistic Beauté & Wellness Loop or HBWL!

The why and wherefore of this website!

Some may question the name, so a bit of an explanation should do to suffice some people.

Holistic is for holistic, natural, and alternative health.

Beauté is for beauty in French.  I have always thought it is just a beautiful way to spell it. Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but beauty is all around us and in us.

Wellness for it is of utmost importance to be well and healthy in every conceivable way.

Loop and this is the most important. Loop because beauty & wellness comes from within, and it is an inside out job on our part.  What we do from the inside out matters and how we treat our bodies from inside out matters.

I believe everything we do from the inside out from our thoughts, to what we say, what we do, to what we consume and how we treat our bodies matters more than we can possibly imagine. Some of us don’t see that until we are older and then we look back at our lives, and say, “What the hell happened?” We should want to live in a way that betters and enriches our daily life and always seek to live that way. What we put into this world comes back to us.

In a nutshell, this website is all about natural beauty & wellness from inside out and that encompasses many topics from our thoughts to what we consume to what we put on our skin to the people in our life.

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There’s a quote I really like by Eleanor Roosevelt (she has several I like) and it’s this: “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” 

That quote leads me to say this: Life is very much a live and learn process & we learn by doing and by examples of other people. We can all learn something from someone. It does not matter our age, gender, race, sex, or any other thing that separates us from another person. We do have to be willing to be open to change, to learning, and growing into a better person each and every day. There are people in this world who are good and bad, so choose your examples wisely and be an example to others.  We should be living to inspire others. It truly is the best way to live.

I have experienced life lessons in a way where it has molded & shaped me with everything I am today, and I embrace it all. I am very blessed and grateful for those life lessons, good and bad. Granted, there are always things to learn. But I like to think that we can all learn from each other. I want to give you, the readers, a glimpse into my life and what I have learned. It may help you, protect you, guide you, or just give you some knowledge you may not have before coming on to this site. In other words, I truly hope it motivates and inspires you. We will see where it goes as this website and as life progresses.

Much love & peace!

Lara

P.S. All photos on this website are mine and were taken by me except where noted. All poetry I wrote except where noted.