We are a ‘feel good’ industry – colourful, sexy and fun. We use colour to make women look good and feel better every day, so no one knows more about how women feel about themselves than we do. We count over 95% of Canadian women as customers in their lifetime. And we cannot, and will not, abandon those same women when they are fighting for their lives against cancer.
THEREFORE, the mandate of BEAUTY GIVES BACK is clear, real and relevant: We dedicate ourselves to treating the emotional fallout from cancer. Using the sum total of our knowledge, experience, expertise and resources, we do what women trust and rely on us to do – to make them feel human again in the face of the ravages of cancer and its treatment. In doing so, we help restore their confidence, and the confidence of those around them, to continue fighting with conviction and living with dignity.
For a woman diagnosed with cancer, fear and uncertainty become constant companions. But the ravages of cancer treatment bring unexpected visitors – the pity of friends, the anxiety of loved ones, and the shock of passers by – all painted clearly on passing faces and experienced every moment of every day.
In this poignant and emotional film, we meet Dionne Warner, an 8-time cancer survivor and we metaphorically experience a bit of her struggle with the Cancer Blues – a term for the emotional distress caused by cancer and its treatment. Not only do we get a taste of how difficult it is for her to face the world everyday wearing her illness ‘on her sleeve’, but also how important it can be to gain back a bit of control through the techniques taught in the free workshops offered by the Look Good Feel Better program.
To find out more about Look Good Feel Better, click here.
Ideas and dreams are wonderful, but keep in mind that they start with opportunities which are a matter of your choice. It’s not something you wait for, it’s something you must actively pursue.
Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities, instead, seize common occasions and make them great. Opportunity can come disguised in the form of misfortune, or a temporary defeat or setback.
Start today, right where you are, and remember, golden opportunities are all around you. Just keep an open mind.
You can live a great dream, but what separates the dreamers from the achievers is the courage to take a step out of your comfort zone. Don’t just think about living a new life, start living it, start doing something different towards that dream. Take the first step and don’t quit when it gets hard.
Most people fail because they never get started. Oftentimes it’s fear that holds you back, whether it’s conscious or subconscious. One way of defeating fear is to go and do what scares you the most, and each time you take one of those steps it will get easier and all of a sudden you will realize that you can do what you thought was impossible.
You’ll see new door opening for you.
The worst you can do to yourself is to not even try.
View your problems as opportunities. You cannot have success without any failures. Any experience can be transformed into something of value. Everything depends on the way you look at things. What are stumbling blocks and defeat before they can be stepping stones to victory if you remain determined. In every adversity lies the seed of advancement, growth and success. In every defeat there is a lesson showing you how to win the next time.
The glass is half full.
YOU CAN RISE ABOVE REALITY
Courage is the power to face your difficulties. It comes from the reserves of your mind that are more powerful then any of your outside circumstances. When you recognize that you are bigger than your problems, you gain the courage necessary to overcome anything. Your obstacles will look large or small to you, depending if the glass is half full or half empty.
Courage gives you the ability to rise above reality.
You can decide to be bigger than your problem and overcome them.
You’ve heard Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s incredible I Have a Dream speech (or, at least, part of it).
What’s amazing is that 250,000 people from across the country descended on the Mall in Washington, D.C., on August 28, 1963, to hear Dr. King deliver that historic speech. There was no World Wide Web to check the date or social media blasts to rally the crowd, yet 250,000 showed up at the right place and the right time. How is that possible?
They walked, took the bus, or drove to Washington D.C. because they believed what Dr. King believed. They made the trek because Dr. King painted a vision of an America that was far better than what it was like in 1963 and one that they individually believed in.
You see, a vision is an image in your mind of a world that does not yet exist. In order for the vision to be strong enough to overcome adversity, it must contain tangible results of what the world would look like if you spent your time in pursuit of your purpose…