Unleash Your Inner Beauty … With The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life!

Swiss cheese is a marvelous ingredient in all types of dishes. Whether it is in a quiche, fondue or in a just plain grilled cheese sandwich, the pungent and distinctive taste of Swiss is only rivaled by it’s distinctive holes.

Have you ever thought how Swiss Cheese is just like life itself? After all, life has holes. It is not smooth and predictable like Cream Cheese or American. Rather, it is more like Swiss and its how you get through the holes that counts! So – rather than wishing the holes in your life away, by embracing them, you can have a complete and full life that makes you beautiful and unique. We are all unique, just like there is no perfect slice of cheese. It is the uniqueness of the Swiss that so many of us love, and just think of how delicious you life could be if you could embrace your own imperfections and “holes” in your life! True inner beauty entails being able to embrace your imperfections, experiencing setbacks and gaining strength from bouncing back from life’s challenges and adversities, and accepting yourself, imperfections and all. Mistakes and even failures are opportunities to grow and learn rather than serve as defining moments of your life that sap your inner confidence of your beauty within.

In a package of Swiss that you buy at the market, have you ever compared one slice of cheese as better or worse than another? I doubt you do! Every slice of Swiss is unique with its holes in all different places. People are like that also! The more we compare ourselves to others, the more we judge our self worth by how we measure up to others, we will find ourselves continually falling short and failing to embrace our own special uniqueness and characteristic beauty. There is no objective cookie cutter image of beauty – we each carry our own type of beauty that makes us who we are – with our own unique imperfections and “holes” that truly makes us unique just like a piece of distinctive swiss!

So – Embrace the holes in your past that are filled with disappointments and regrets, unleash your inner beauty, as you accept that fondue can never turn back into a block of cheese! What is done is done, and instead of reworking the past, use lessons learned as a foundation for paving the way for a beautiful and pungent life now!

Just think how you can unleash your inner beauty as you learn the lessons of the Swiss Cheese Theory of Life!

And don’t forget to Smile And Say CHEESE!

Judy Belmont, M.S. is a psychotherapist and mental health/wellness speaker who has a recently released self-help book with co-author Lora Shor, MSW called, “The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life! How To Get Through The Holes In Your Life Without Getting Stuck In Them! She can be reached at JABelmont@theswisscheesetheoryoflife.com and visit the Swiss cheese web site to download the first two chapters at www.theswisscheesetheoryoflife.com


Throughout the years I have come to love…
The wavy curves of my hips.
My sunny blue eyes that see beauty around me.

My rosy cheeks that color when I’m excited, or cold, or surprised.

My dirty blond curls that bounce along side me.
My big smile that helps put others at ease.
My small but powerful hands that can mold dough, paint pictures and write out stories.
My fast and strong legs that have propelled me through a triathlon and a 10K.
My capable arms that can craddle a small child.

My beating heart that allows me to dance and jump and play.

Throughout the years, regardless of the ads, the “perfect” celebrities, the pressure from every side, I have come to realize that thinking of my body as a canvas for perfection puts up walls around what my body can truly do.
Throughout the years I have realized my body is meant to move, so I have pushed myself and found power and balance deep inside my core and beauty in my reflection.
Throughout the years I have come to truly believe that I am, and you are: beautiful and capable of anything and everything just the way I am.

SHAPE Best Blogger Awards

Good morning all!  I am so excited and honored to announce that Faces of Beauty has been nominated to Shape Magazine’s Best Blogger Awards!  More than anything it’s amazing that this little blog of encouragement is being seen on a stage that will allow so many other women to see it and recognize their true beauty…and Faces of Beauty couldn’t have done it without YOU!

I would love it if you’d take a quick second and either click on the photo above or on this link right here and vote for Faces of Beauty!  The winner will win an opportunity to have a video series on Shape.com and potentially even a mention in an upcoming issue of Shape Magazine – the thought of sharing the purpose of this blog on a level like that makes my heart pound from excitement and brings tears to my eyes!


So what are you waiting for – head out and vote!


Much love,