Beach Walk 612 – Just Plain Pretty

Back on the beach!

To me, plain is the new pretty. I like people who can show up as they are, not always feeling pressured to put their best face forward. It gives dimension, complexity along with genuine authenticity. It’s so different from how things used to be “last century” when so many of us felt the imperative to be perfect, especially when it comes to appearance. So break out and be raw! See what happens.

Hawaiian word:
U’i: pretty, youthful, handsome

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  1. Susan and my dog Lexie says

    Indeed, it’s great to be back on the beach with you!

    The sand speck was perfect timing with your talk. Not unlike makeup, and/or multiple piercings, tattoos, wild hair where sometimes it feels like one has to wade through all that stuff to focus on the person itself…beautiful souls to be found at that raw foundation.

  2. good comments Rox…to me thats part of the appeal of Beachwalks…spontaneous and natural…personally I never wear makeup…lol…Shane I like the way you cleaned the lens…spontaneous and naturally…great to have you back

  3. Great message today Rox. While dressing up and putting on makeup is appropriate some of the times, I agree that going “natural” is just as important at times. “Come as you are” I like to say.

  4. Amber and David says

    Your walk this morning was great and it reminds us of how we miss you.

  5. I’m with you Rox … I hate all that makeup I have to put on to go to work 4 times a week . . .

    Great improvisation Shane to clean the lense with the camera still going – most excellent “exclamation mark” to the chat of the day …

    You guys are the greatest!

  6. WELCOME BACK! We missed you!

    I don’t know why, but I found it funny when Shane was trying to get the sand off the camera at the end of the video. It’s very ironic that out of all episodes, you would get sand on the camera this time. It fit in so well with what you were talking about.

    There’s a lot of truth in that. Being REAL is not being so uptight about your flaws. I think the (old) media today focuses on “perfect” people with perfect bodies yadda yadda yadda. You’ve heard all it before, but in reality these people are under immense pressure to maintain their illusionary persona.

    Better to be honest with yourself and honest with others. It’s funny, just a few days ago I was talking about how being sincere is so much more REAL than being insincere. Maybe the universe is trying to tell me something with this synchronicity…