How Do You Look? (Beauty)
A special bonus episode with Lauren Scruggs Kennedy: fashion blogger and bestselling author on how her definition of beauty changed after a traumatic accident altered her appearance.
Hear Lauren’s story of going from a promising career in New York’s fashion industry to recovering from a disfiguring accident, and how she discovered more about herself, and her idea of beauty in the process.
Explored in this episode
- The role beauty plays in our self identity and our self worth
- The value in approaching life challenges day by day
- How a traumatic experience can help you uncover what is truly important to you
- The importance of setting boundaries in your life to create space for self-care
- How choosing to be honest with our emotions can facilitate positive change in our lives
Voices in the conversation
Lauren Scruggs Kennedy
Fashion journalist, blogger and bestselling author
One of the best things I’ve done is allow my friends and family to care for me.
Lauren was born in Redondo Beach and raised in Dallas, and describes herself as a California girl whose roots are deep in the heart of Texas. Her love for fashion has been tightly sewn through interning in wardrobe for the CW’s Gossip Girl, the Michael Kors showroom in New York City, and reporting for New York, Paris, and Montreal Fashion Weeks.
Her first book called Still LOLO was published in 2012, and her second book, Your Beautiful Heart, was released in March of 2015. She and Bethany Hamilton also started a yearly retreat for girls who have lost a limb to create a community and encourage one another on their journeys. She recently launched the Lauren Scruggs Kennedy Foundation, which exists to bring hope, restore dignity, and ignite faith in girls and women with limb loss by providing beautiful cosmetic coverings for prostheses. She also launched Stranded, a loose powder dry shampoo for all hair types, as well as a lifestyle blog with a heavy focus on wellness, LSK.
In January 2019, she will be launching The Clean Sweep; a three month subscription program on how to practically clean up your life, diving deeply into food, products, and practices. It is a very personal compilation of her personal wellness journey backed by sourcing, filled with encouragement, grocery lists, recipes, the ins and outs of celery juice, a shop of all the products and books she recommends, exclusive interviews with professionals in their fields, three key supplements, and so much more.
Managing Editor at Saje Natural Wellness, Meghann Shantz brings her personal story of healing and a love of storytelling to Well Now – a podcast born out of a desire to help us all discover the hidden side of health and how to achieve wellness. She draws from her experiences navigating western and alternative medicine to heal her anxiety and physical injury to connect with guests about their own stories of overcoming physical and emotional challenges.
Naturally curious and on a quest for meaning, Meghann holds space for the raw expression and authentic stories of her podcast guests, believing that our world would be better if we chose to honour other people’s journeys and processes without judgement – and believing in the power of telling your story.