Beautiful Voices is our ongoing blog series that highlights inspiring, empowering women. Our most recent Beautiful Voice is Suzanne Sweeney. See what she says when Annmarie asks her some questions about her own personal beauty.
I am a holistic lifestyle coach, Reiki practitioner, and founder of Energize Body & Mind, LLC. I worked for 20 years at a biotech company while raising my daughter as a single mom and “retired” two years ago to focus on my passions and purpose. After a lot of introspection and learning, I am thrilled to be on the right path. I love to swim, paddle, hike, write, cook, practice martial arts, and provide Reiki.
If money was no object what would you be doing (would it be exactly what you are already doing?)
I would be doing exactly what I'm doing now, but perhaps I'd be doing it from multiple locations, mostly tropical. 🙂 Two-and-a-half years ago I walked away from a well-paying job to pursue my passions and start a business helping people achieve optimal health through diet and lifestyle changes.
Where and when do you feel most at peace?
When I am in warm ocean water. The warm ocean makes me feel at home, so much so that someone usually has to drag me out before I shrivel and dehydrate.
What does beauty mean to you?
Beauty is the presence of peace and joy, and allowing love and gratitude to fill the heart. When one truly feels this way, beauty automatically shines through. When someone or something looks beautiful to me, I know that it is inner beauty I see.
What makes you feel beautiful?
I feel beautiful when I am giving and receiving love, when I am heard, when I create something spectacular, when I am outside in nature. When those things are present and I'm having a good hair day—look out!
What's your favorite beauty secret or tip?
Hydration. When I'm well hydrated, my skin, hair, lips, and body look great; when I'm dehydrated, I can tell immediately on the inside and out—my skin and lips are dry and I feel heavier. By drinking half my body weight in ounces of water per day and using only clean products on my skin, like Annmarie Gianni Skin Care, I remain hydrated and look the part.
How does Annmarie's mission fit into your lifestyle?
I've been looking for a clean, quality skin care line for years and I've found it with Annmarie Gianni Skin Care. It not only fits into my personal philosophy of living and eating clean, but it fits into my company's philosophy and is a skin care line that I can recommend to my clients. That excites me!
What are your words of wisdom to other beauties out there?
Take time to dig deep into yourself and discover what makes and keeps you happy and healthy. Then do whatever that is. Balance your time between fulfillment of your physical and mental needs, and free-spirited play.
Isn’t she beautiful?
“Teaching People About Beauty From the Inside Out”
(If you’re interested in being featured as one of our Beautiful Voices, please email us at hope [at] annmariegianni.com.)