I was recently contacted by Jackie Clark from the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance and asked if I would be interested in featuring this guest post on my blog, and with cancer taking so many lives every year I felt it was important to spread awareness, especially for rare times of cancer such as Mesothelioma.
Please take a moment out of your day to read Jackie's words...
It is widely believed that women have an overwhelming need to feel beautiful, no matter the situation. The power of beauty, even self-perceived beauty, is something that mystifies people; however, it is there and there is no denying the fact that women need to feel beautiful, no matter what. Feeling beautiful is one of the biggest factors in confidence. Women that feel beautiful feel confident and powerful, as if they can accomplish anything. Nothing gets in the way of a beautiful, confident and powerful woman because she won’t let it.
There is no time more important for a woman to feel confident and powerful than when she has been diagnosed with a form of cancer, such as mesothelioma cancer. When she starts undergoing treatment for her cancer, she will need her confidence and feelings of power to help her fight the disease and to handle her treatments with the best possible attitude imaginable. There is no better way for a woman to feel confident and beautiful in her own skin to spite her cancer diagnosis than high fashion. There is something about the beautiful material, the perfect craftsmanship and the beautiful designer labels that come with high fashion. Women everywhere fall in love with high fashion, whether they can afford it or not.
When a woman wants to feel beautiful, using high fashion to do it is always a good option. There is nothing better than an amazing pair of high fashion shoes, a gorgeous designer dress or a perfect pair of jeans that fit just right. Fashion won’t cure cancer. Feeling beautiful and confident and powerful won’t cure cancer; but it will make a woman feel much better about herself and therefore her quality of life will improve and her outlook on her treatment will improve, which will make her more likely to accept her treatment in a positive manner.
To make a woman feel beautiful, it really only takes finding something that she loves; and one of the most amazing pieces of fashion that a woman could ever come across is a pair of shoes. The perfect pair of shoes can do wonders for a woman; it can turn a boring, old dress into a high fashion statement and it can make a woman feel like a million dollars when she slips them on her feet. Suddenly her legs will look longer and sexier and she will feel her confidence level go up a notch – or several. Add to that a gorgeous new dress or pants and any woman is bound to feel more beautiful that she has throughout the course of her entire life; even if she does have cancer and a long battle ahead of her.