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Eyebrows I just... wow. Like, they're an artform.

Most of my (positive) daily self-care comes down to some time spent writing or journaling. There are plenty of other things I could (and should) be doing though.

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You are so right! I need to add writing/journaling to my list. Reading, too! Usually those are neglected if I am doing too much "peopling."

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I love this so much!! Oh yeah, I was a total eyebrow plucker after my older sister felt it was her duty to inform me, "Your eyebrows look like caterpillars". My self care...been doing it since 9th grade (which was 75-76), lip color, mascara, pluck stray brows. That's my routine, and I'm sticking to it.

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Cheers to plucking the strays!

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Yes, and as I advance in age (I'm 61, which is good, because the alternative is death...no where near ready for that!) that "the strays" have also made their way to my chin-it's like I'm trying out for a part in "The Three Billy Goat's Gruff".

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The first year after my husband died, I got up every single day and applied makeup, which was the last thing I felt like doing. It was a powerful statement to make for myself, and self care indeed. Beautifully said and a great reminder, Holly!

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Oh, Pri! Yes! I cannot imagine waking up each day with that kind of grief, but I can understand how making yourself apply makeup could be the thing that kept you moving forward some days. Thank you for sharing that.

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Eyebrows are EVERYTHING. Love seeing your process. 💗

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Ah, a kindred spirit!

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Aug 11, 2022Liked by Holly Rabalais

“We all know what we need to do—if only we would do it.” Yep! But I find I get by doing MOST of the things MOST of the time.

I LOVE putting on makeup including penciling in some extra eyebrow. I haven’t skipped a day in decades. It is too much fun to skip!

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I like that philosophy--do most things, most of the time.

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Funny you should be talking eyebrows, because it's the first time in weeks that I remembered to give myself eyebrows. I'm (ahem) old enough that they are basically non-existent. And not because of fictitious over-plucking. I really don't need to shave my legs as much, either (https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325416). I'm OK with that. Thanks for your blog. I too am in the process of making changes

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Oh. My. Word. You mean my mother WASN'T right about the plucking?! I feel so...vindicated by this article!!! Thank you for sharing! :)

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that whole causal link thing. Just because you observe something doesn't mean that there's a causal link. Hence, the false cause-and-effect conclusion that since I have been plucking my eyebrows my whole post-pubescent life, and now that I'm pushing sixty I barely have any eyebrows left, it must be because I was plucking them. Rather than part of the normal aging process like having the hair on my scalp thin out.

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