Friday Favorites with Dr. Elizabeth Reid Boyd

This week we have author Elizabeth Reid Boyd sharing with us her favorites, frustrations & fabulous. She has a new book, The Secrets of Mindful Beauty. 

Dr Elizabeth Reid Boyd has degrees in psychology and gender studies. She has taught interpersonal, communication, and personal development skills including meditation, self-awareness, self-care and mindfulness at the university level for almost two decades. She writes fiction as Eliza Redgold.

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The natural beauty of the world around us.


Missing the moment. If you’re like me, and you miss the moment sometimes, try this ‘Quick Lift’ from The Secrets of Mindful BeautyWherever you are right now, take a moment to study your surroundings and notice something beautiful. It might be a plant or flower, a person, an ornament or an artifact. It might be something on your desk, on the street, in a shop window, or through your window. Whatever you alight upon, give it your full attention. Appreciate its beauty. As you practice this, you’ll find that you notice more small beauties in the world around you. Your awareness of beauty will increase and multiply. The more you practice Mindful Beauty, the more beautiful your life will become. Even things you never thought beautiful before will gain beauty in your eyes. Your perception will expand to encompass many forms of beauty. And that includes you.”


How I feel when I don’t miss the moment – hope you feel that way too!

The Secrets of Mindful Beauty: Revolutionary Techniques in Anti-Aging and Self-Care

If you think the answer to anti-aging and looking good comes from a jar, a salon, or a surgical procedure: think again. The best beauty treatment is in your own mind.

Did you know

Depression can give you wrinkles
Insomnia can cause sagging skin
Anxiety can increase reddening and skin rashes
Stress can result in acne and hair loss
and much more?

Discover the secrets of mindful beauty. Lose your permanent frown. Smooth your worried brow without Botox. Turn your sag lines into smile lines. These age-defying techniques have been specially created for a happier, more beautiful you.

Mindful beauty is a way of applying the practices of mindfulness to our physical health and well-being. Many of our routines around beauty lend themselves to mindfulness, and this will not only enhance the experience, but also have ongoing positive beautifying effects by reducing the stress and anxiety that can affect how we look and feel.

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  1. I like that. Find something beautiful around you even if it's something small.

    1. The small things are delightful. I just spotted a forget-me-not in the garden! Thanks for the comment, Mary.

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    1. Thank you Christine. It was extremely interesting to research it - fascinating, in fact! I learnt a great deal.

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    1. Thanks Armchair Squid - appreciated! I love your name, by the way!

  4. Thanks everyone! I hope you enjoy the secrets!

  5. Wonderful words of wisdom! Hugs...RO

  6. It sounds like the key is controlling how you react to stress.

    1. Absolutely. It seems to be cumulative - the more time we take for self-care, the better we cope with stress, even if we're not sure it's 'working' when we do it. That's been my experience. Thanks for commenting, Sherry - wishing you a stress-free day :)

  7. LOL. That stress one is the one that gets me, but that's a little hard to avoid when raising 5 kids...and home schooling. I think the insomnia one falls in that category too.

  8. I agree that there are beautiful moments all around us which we tend to miss from time to time. It's so good to open our mind to them and appreciate them :)


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