Beautiful Voices is our ongoing blog series that highlights inspiring, empowering women. Our most recent Beautiful Voice is Rachel Lajoie. See what she says when Annmarie asks her some questions about her own personal beauty.
My last name literally means “the joy” in French, constantly reminding me to follow my passion and spread joy! I’m an astronomer turned Health Coach and the proud owner of Whole Living Wellness. I help women win the battle with their weight and live the lives they love!
Who do you feel you are today? What event has defined your life?
I grew up as the fifth of eleven children in a low income family. I never had the right clothes, the right backpack, or the right food, and my parents were too stressed to take good care of me. This experience has made me very compassionate towards others and grateful for all that I have, and it taught me how to live with uncertainty. I work with women who are struggling with their weight, but through that, my mission is to teach women to love themselves and to follow their joy!
If money was no object what would you be doing (would it be exactly what you are already doing)?
I love my work! I am constantly inspired by women brave enough to make huge transformations in their lives. I am so grateful that I have the ability to help these women step into their full power. If money were no object, I would be doing exactly what I am already doing.
What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
The best piece of advice that I ever received was that if you want to manifest change, you can’t just change what you are doing, you have to change who you are being. How are you showing up in the world? Who have you not been willing to be?
What makes you feel beautiful?
I feel the most beautiful when I feel I am fully representing myself, in how I dress, how I fix my hair, and the amount of makeup I wear. If I dress to other people’s expectations, or wear more makeup then suits me, other people might like the look, but I’m not feeling it and don’t shine my personal beauty. You are the most beautiful when you are sharing your authentic self!
What's your favorite beauty secret or tip?
I love this quote by Rosalind Russell: “Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.” It used to be that I felt I looked my best when I was on vacation! Now that I’m working on my mission I have that “taking joy in living” look all the time. And guess what? People are noticing!
How does Annmarie's mission fit into your lifestyle?
Annmarie’s mission fits perfectly into my lifestyle! I love everything about this company! I appreciate the articles, the wild crafted products, their style, and their philosophy. I avoid toxic products, but yet I want products that work. Annmarie Skin Care is the solution! My pores are clear, and my skin is glowing.
Isn’t she beautiful?
“Teaching People About Beauty From the Inside Out”
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