What is Whole Beauty?

Beautiful Inspiration

What is beauty? Step away from the mirror, tweak your negative self-talk and embrace the idea that loving yourself, just as you are, is a truly beautiful thing. These inspiring words help to define true, whole beauty beyond the surface.

Get More from Your Beauty Routine

Written by 
Meghan Rabbitt
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Ann Pardo, M.A., L.P.C., B.C.C.

Though the steps you take to care for your body each day may seem simple or even trivial, they can be important for reasons that go beyond how you look. Think of each of these five common elements of a daily beauty routine as mini meditations that allow you to engage your senses and reflect.

Nurturing a Positive Body Image

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Ann Pardo, M.A., L.P.C., B.C.C.

Cultivating a positive body image can be challenging. We are often our own worst critics. When you look in the mirror, you may zero in on one area of your body that you wish was smaller, smoother or just plain different. But chances are you’re the only one being so hard on yourself.

Whole Beauty Is…Acting on Your Passion

Written by 
Meghan Rabbitt
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Ann Pardo, M.A., L.P.C., B.C.C.

Ask yourself the following: What do I love doing? Whatever your answer, recognizing a passion and summoning the confidence and drive to live it contributes to your whole beauty.

Whole Beauty Is…Challenging Yourself

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Ann Pardo, M.A., L.P.C., B.C.C.

Choosing a few new ways to challenge yourself not only keeps things interesting, it also expresses the part of you that wants more out of life. It’s a desire that says, I’m open to new things. I am determined. I want to explore, create, improve.

Whole Beauty Is…Embracing Your Strengths

Written by 
Meghan Rabbitt
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Ann Pardo, M.A., L.P.C., B.C.C.

All of us have traits that make us stand out. They’re part of who we are and, therefore, part of what makes up our whole beauty. Sure, a mirror won’t reflect them. But they are as striking as a shiny head of hair or glowing skin.

Whole Beauty Is…Giving

Written by 
Meghan Rabbitt
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Ann Pardo, M.A., L.P.C., B.C.C.

Heartfelt acts of kindness—offering advice, giving your time, leaving an encouraging note, and so on—are ways of saying, “I care about you. You’re important to me.” And sharing those sentiments reveals a deeper part of yourself—one could even say your most attractive feature.

Whole Beauty Is…Making "Someday" Today

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Ann Pardo, M.A., L.P.C., B.C.C.

The desire for things we want to try, see and experience is driven by an internal need, and actually making those wishes real can contribute to our happiness and fulfillment.

Whole Beauty Is…Using Your Voice

Written by 
Meghan Rabbitt
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Ann Pardo, M.A., L.P.C., B.C.C.

Sharing our opinions, ideas, observations and so on is a big part of who we are as individuals. And those sentiments are expressions of your inner beauty—elements of what make you the complete, gorgeous person you are.