For many years now at the beginning of the year, I choose a word as guide to help me make tiny and big decisions throughout the year. A feeling of some need determines the word, I try on several, like shoes, to see if it fits, feels right. "Competence", "Helper", "Variety" "Decisiveness" are all words of the past. Each one in their own way directed my choices, and thus enriching my experiences. I love the simplicity of it, baby stepping my choices into new directions. No goal setting, just gently guiding my way with the power of a need and a word that represents that need.
This year, based on significant reflections is: "uncomfortable" Yes, I want to be uncomfortable. Comfort is a wonderful feeling, too much of it can build "ruts", routines that don't energize or stretch me. So often I avoid situations that are uncomfortable because, "I don't know anyone there", "I might not be good enough at this new sport", "I don't know how to get there", "I don't want to go out, it's too cold" and on and on and on. Comfort is great! Being uncomfortable is an adventure! So this year it's about choosing to be uncomfortable more often.
Simple, but it works for me. I'm looking forward to new adventures this year!
Enjoy your time,
Hey! I’m Lisa, an Esthetician from Michigan, and the owner of the tiniest independent salon in the state. At least I think it is, I don’t really have proof, but I'm assuming that 100 square feet of treatment room and another 150 square feet of waiting room qualify at least in the top 5 smallest.
The picture is of our treatment room. It’s in a totally renovated 105 year old house in Lansing. You should have seen it before we got to it with the paint, and elbow grease! And the panic on my face after I painted it a soft lime green, which when empty looked like a nursery waiting for the crib! All I could think in my tired little mind was, “Oooh noooo, what have I done?” I had that same sick feeling after we painted the main living area, in our home deep lavender, purple. Boy did that take getting used to!
But we learned to enjoy the purply walls and lived with it for many years, and now its . . . yellow!
Once the Studio was put together, our clients love it and so do we. So just recently, in a bold move, I (my husband) painted my home office, “Frog Green”, like a lime on steroids, and it’s fabulous. The exact opposite effect the soft lime green of the treatment room. It's a color that helps you keep alert! No dozing when doing bills!
The “Studio” being so small, provides the privacy we like to offer for our clients. It’s a very restful, blue, green, brown, creamy cottagey salon. Our clients keep saying it’s “homey”. That’s good, cause we want to make them feel comfortable. We want to give them a memorable experience. we want them to feel special.
We want you to feel special too.
So after performing 1000′s of skincare and waxing services, here we are welcoming you to the "Studio" blog! A place where I will give skincare tips, ingredient and product help, paint color help (kidding), stories of real life clients (no names of course!) and inspiration so you can feel confident.
Hi, I’m Lisa . . . Glad to meet you, I'm here to teach you take care of your birthday suit. Someone's got to do it.
Bare Bliss Waxing Spa
1020 East Saginaw St
Lansing, MI. 48906
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