Don’t you kind of hate wellness blogs?
So freaking perfect. Sexy sea hair. Never sweaty.
Me in the Bahamas, loving the sun, sipping a cocktail, being gorgeous, obviously
Hate is a bit harsh.
And I’m definitely not hating on wellness bloggers.
(I am one, after all.)
They’ve got one small corner of the world tidied very neatly up in designer and exceptionally glamorous photography. They do the do with stylized perfection, flawless finish, and seemingly effortless grace.
Actually, I quite like a wellnessblog from time to time.
The Importance of Wellnes Blogs
The world could do with making a little more room for wellness and a little (or a lot) less room for spiralling, exponential existentialism.
After a bonanza of wellness seeking, I very quickly sniffed out a common silk thread among them: high-end product reviews, looking like a million casual bucks over muesli breakfast with raspberries, and endless holiday snaps with choral bikinis and designer sunglasses.
Who cares?! It’s not like I want to float in the azure waters of paradise, so carelessly cool and amazing.
The actual pink of perfection
That’s great. It’s cool. I can deal.
A Different Kind of Wellness Blog
Except for, don’t you kind of want some depth? Like spine tingling, tears in your eyes, possibly-going-to-vomit-depth?
Don’t you want to find yourself?
Learn how to love who you are in the best possible way right now?
Find wellness that’s more than designer labels?
A sense of meaning and purpose and life and lust and freaking magic?
Create a life that emanates wellness from within?
Maybe you don’t want depth. Maybe the superficial mamas will be the last ones standing, laughing in next season’s moody mauve kitten heels, while I’m slung over a railing with chunks in my hair.
That would be less cool and I would be less interested in dealing – but I do have a sneaking suspicion there are some folks out there with a similarly unsatisfied appetite.
So, let’s eat. I don’t know about you, but I’m starving.
Without taking anything away from the well edited and carefully cultivated, I’m simply looking to carve out my wellness corner with everything that falls between the cracks.
What you’re afraid of.
The real reason you spend all your money on clothes you don’t need.
Your shitty disappointments and the odd face plant.
The actual time it takes and the real size and shape of things.
Give me the main course, baby.
Rough times for Barbie, but she’s still MegaBeauts
I’m all for a five minute fantasy.
Sometimes, it’s just what I need.
But I want my meat and two veg, too.
Creating a Wellness Mindset
So, if you want to stick to the creatively-calculated-straight-and-narrow, you have my blessing. Go forth and bask in immaculately manicured oblivion.
If, however, you’re happy for shit to get real, and possibly hit the fan, you’ve arrived at the right place, and very much on time. If you want to take back your brain, body and beauty from the mess of uncertainty, doubt, and fear – Oh honey. You be at the right place.
Thoroughly real, thoroughly hit
Creating WellnessDespite the Past, Present, or Future
Years of my life were spent in fear, doubt, loneliness, my bones rattling with uncertainty and self loathing.
I battled over a decade of chronic illness, pain, parasites, terrible gut health, depression, and an eating disorder.
And I don’t want that for you.
This is MegaBeauts. Where you and me and everyone else can be just totally juiced up on the weird, real, backward, not sure, round-the-houses, frenzied world of wellness as it occurs to us everyday.
And take all that mess and find our power in it.
Take back our brains because we smart mamas.
Take back our bodies because we strong bitches.
Take back our beauty because we own that shit.