What Exactly is Self Care and Why is it Important?

I first learned about the concept of self-care during the 2016 election. I had so much going on during that time. I was going through some extreme changes with my family as well as balancing multiple work projects. I was also angry and frustrated with the road politics here in the US suddenly swerved on. It was a highly stressful time for me, and I guess it showed. A dear friend had been asking me out for dinner for weeks, and I couldn’t find the time for him. Finally, he just came over to my house uninvited with a bottle of wine, and we talked. Talking turned into an emotional tidal wave and the realization that I needed to do something because I was not OK.

Self-care is defined simply as the “care for oneself.” Sounds simple enough. To elaborate via Wikipedia, “self-care is any necessary human regulatory function which is under individual control, deliberate and self-initiated.” So basically, self-care is anything you feel you need to to do to make sure you are functioning properly. It is the maintenance of your physical, psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being.

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Self-care shouldn’t be a radical concept, but it is. Often we’re pulled in several different directions at once, and to keep up, one of the first things we sacrifice is our holistic well-being. This needs to stop. There needs to be a balance. There is a way to be superwoman, but at the same time not chisel away at ourselves without replenishing. We can have it all; we just have to remember check-in and take care of as we reach our goals.

Once I realized I needed to look after myself better, my first act of self-care was taking myself to my favorite sushi place in the middle of the day when it is quiet. I turned off my phone and left it in my coat pocket. I sat looking out the window, and I had the best meal EVER. Then I went home, turned off all the lights, laid down on my couch and listened to one of my favorite albums. Loud. Doing that was so cathartic. It was healing. That night I slept like a baby, and I woke up refreshed. I was on the way to feeling better and allowing my renewed energy to trickle down into other parts of my life. Everyone and everything benefits when we as individuals feel good.

For Valentine’s day, we wanted to do something meaningful here at LeMetric. We didn’t want to make it about the love of another, but rather your love for self. Hair salons are where women gather to be with their peers and to make themselves look good, which in turn makes us feel good. From February 13th through the 20th we are offering special packages, as well as our individual services with an exclusive discount. This is our Self Care Week for you, and we hope you will join us for refreshments and pampering.

In the comments, please tell us your thoughts on self-care and what you do to take care of yourself.



Living With Hair Challenges and How LeMetric Can Help

This week we had the pleasure of seeing one of our oldest clients. At 73 years of age, she is a lovely woman and fun to be around, but with this visit, she was a bit glum. She confided in us that after over 45 years together, she and her husband are going to part ways. Aside from being saddened by the state of her relationship, we realized that her stress is taking it’s toll on her and accelerating her hair thinning. Unfortunately, her hair is in the worst state we’ve ever seen it in.

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The Magic of Empathy

If Ever There Was a Time For Empathy

A week ago, our country was on the tail-end of one of the most intense presidential campaigns. Ever. Since that night, this hot topic has become even bigger and more far more complex. Everyone is pointing figures, while the president-elect  has gotten to work building their cabinet. Throughout it all, women have been dragged through the mud.  Every woman I know has dealt with feeling divided, beat up, defensive and/or weary.

I don’t want to turn this into a political post. I just want to remind everyone of the magic of empathy. This happened for a reason. Perhaps if we take a moment now, to put our affiliations and social media profiles aside to talk honestly and respectfully with each other and REALLY listen, we will understand how we got here.



The Lifestyle Beauty Network – Join the Revolution

Hello everyone! I’m excited to tell you about a new venture I just started with my wonderful team.

Over the last 30 years, I’ve had the privilege of working with some amazing people. LeMetric has been and will forever be where I can truly make a difference in women’s lives.  Along the way, I’ve learned to value collaborations and partnerships with other businesses and motivated by that; I started the Lifestyle Beauty Network. Our mission with the LBN is to educate and help business owners go further and to expose consumers to companies that never got on their radar. What a special surprise it will be to introduce new designers, artists, and professionals, especially for special occasions.

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Ciao! ~ Elline Surianello

Recommended Reading: The Autoimmune Connection by Rita Baron-Faust

Earlier this year, we had the pleasure of meeting Rita Baron-Faust who is an award winning medical journalist. Along with an associate, she wrote the book  The Autoimmune Connection: Essential Information for Women on Diagnosis, Treatment, and Getting On With Your Life – which is a much-needed guide for any woman with an Autoimmune disease. Continue reading “Recommended Reading: The Autoimmune Connection by Rita Baron-Faust”