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August 10, 2015

Go Easy On Yourself

Go Easy On Yourself | Beauty Bets{image: We Heart It}

I tried to come up with something insightful or uplifting to share today but every attempt felt forced. The truth is that today my heart is heavy. I’m incredibly sad, and while the reasons are too personal and too raw to share in this space at this moment, I want you to know that for anyone who has felt grief, I get it. I’ve had a lot of it in the past year but each experience shakes me in a different way and wakes me up to something new inside myself. I know that joy isn’t possible without some pain. That’s life. I know that nothing lasts forever but love is always available to us because it’s within us. And, as I shed my tears and Molly Thomas laps them up, I’m reminded of the advice I’ve received from every therapist, healer and kindred spirit who have graced my life: Go easy on yourself. Compassion comes so easy to us when caring for others, but we deserve—no, need—the same gentleness and patience if we’re to heal and rise again.



  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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