Book Excerpt: Fabulously Fifty and Reflecting It! by Tamara Elizabeth

Moxie Virtual Book Tour September 7, 2011

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Book Excerpt:

"Some people no mater how old they get, never ose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces to their hearts" ~ Martin Buxbaum

Inner Beauty

After I realized that real hair on a head that is not made of Styrofoam was itchy, hot, and cumbersome, I decided to take it off and wear it no longer. It was time to bring my inner beauty to the surface and let it shine through. After all, if I am going to lose my hair, which is so important to us woman, ‐ then have a funky SHORT cut! So I buzzed what was left short, in fact I was pretty well bald. I gasped, no I screeched in the mirror at first look. I considered covering all mirrors with wrapping paper so they would look like birthday presents instead of windows to my superficial self. But who am I kidding, there is more to me than what is or what is not on my head; I’m actually lucky I was a C‐section birth because my head had no ugly malformations to it –wheh!

With time, this whole new look grew on me. The only change I desired first was to color the grey out because leaving it grey accentuated the bald spots, and I could only take so much change; bald might be beautiful but patchy grey, well that was just another story – that only looks good on the female canine species.

I decided that next in order was to get my makeup done to match the short hair‐do. I thought about trying to accentuate my sexy cheekbones or my luscious lips, anything to keep the focus off my head and onto my face. I settled on my eyes and accented their green and gold. My eyes have always been referred to as “sunflower eyes”. They have also had their color described as “breen” – combination of green and brown. I smile and communicate through my eyes; just ask my kids, they know the look.

Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical. ~ Sophia Loren

Letting my inner beauty radiate so large that people didn’t even notice my hair, or lack of it was extremely motivating. It was one of my steps to learning and embracing self‐love. I focused on who I am in the present instead of who I was with hair and who I would be if I had hair again. I celebrated the inner beauty that was bursting forth. It is very liberating to stay in the present and embrace who and what you are.
Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.

– Martin Buxbaum
My self‐love cup runneth over and I finally fill fulfilled. Yeah! The wrapping paper can be ripped of all polished surfaces forever! What power that feeling was and still is as I reflect on that time. When I finally said, “To hell with it, love me for the inner me that radiates from my eyes and my heart, not what’s on my head.” My perseverance and enthusiasm would shout this out to everyone who crosses my path. I am an inspiration for others ‐ I truly loved myself for that!

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. – Kahlil Gibran

Question: Are you at the stage of starting over? Reflect on the stages in your life that led you to this point. Write the positives you learned from each stage.

– Excerpt from Fabulously Fifty and Reflecting It! – Discovering My Lovable Me


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