I have lived in Southern California my entire life. Most of it along the coast where I was constantly inspired by the beauty of nature, the warmth of the sun, and the relaxed atmosphere from being surrounded by water. This “beach culture,” created an environment for me and my three children, that was life changing. As head of household, I juggled being an entrepreneur, medic, and flight attendant. Through those experiences, I came to understand the importance of self-esteem, compassion and having boundaries.
It’s a fact that most women feel vulnerable in swimwear. I have as well. I’ve watched my body go through so many changes, from adolescence, a cardiac condition that has left parts of my body looking like a road map, and let’s not forget motherhood. I’ve come to terms with my curves, edges, and scars. I am a soft and feminine woman who shines my own light - a light filled with gratitude and acceptance.
As Women, we are supposed to be rounder and softer than a man. We need to embrace our femininity, accept our bodies as who we are – Women, unique in expression and physique. Realizing that most us feel insecure in a bathing suit… I thought that maybe there might be a way to give a gentle reminder to all of us. A way to let them know they’re beautiful, they are enough in who they are and not to be stuck in a comparison loop.
So, I took a leap of faith and created a swimwear brand called Swimspiration®.
I fell in love with the idea of placing gems on the end of the bikini strings or ties of my swimsuits after gaining an understanding of gems and their life affirming energy, obtained from Mother Earth. The idea was to create a reminder that each time a gem sparkles and shines, a woman would get an intuitive nudge and remember that she too is unique; a special life-giving beautiful human being. I know this may sound a bit woo-woo but there is nothing wrong with a little encouragement and some positive vibes.
So, put on your Swimspiration® and remember you are beautiful, unique in expression and physique. Now get out there and SHINE.