Last Friday, I was invited to attend Jenni Epperson’s Mother’s Day Talk at SM North Edsa. The event was attended by mothers eager to listen to Jenni Epperson share how she manages to live life in style everyday while successfully balancing family and career.
A firm believer of the old adage, “You cannot give what you do not have.” Jeni encouraged the women in the audience to make loving themselves their top priority so as to become an effective channel of love themselves.
Since May is the month dedicated to Mothers, she enjoined Moms to devote precious time in self discovery and improvement. For Jeni, fashion, beauty, health and respect for one’s self are four areas that we mothers should focus on if we want to live a well balanced life.
As a fashion stylist, Jenni knows that one doesn’t need to buy so much to look good. She encourages women to learn the art of styling by learning to put together relatively few classic pieces and accentuating these with accessories for an effortlessly stylish look. She also highlighted the importance of pampering one’s self in the salon at least once a month as a reward to one’s self. She also cited the need to meditate at least 15 minutes everyday and the importance of choosing the right food to eat in order to have a healthy mind and body. She shared that it is when we feel good and happy about ourselves that we manage to do well in our job and create a loving home for our family.
I have always admired Jenni Epperson. She is the epitome of style for me. She has always inspired me to look my best given the many roles and tasks that are thrust upon me everyday. She made me see multi-tasking in a whole new dimension. It is from her that I’ve learned to live a well-balanced life by accomplishing the 101 things I had to do as a housemaker, blogger and teacher without loosing my sense of self. She has taught me to “love the aspects of my life” by adapting a grateful attitude. She made me realized that it is only when I see these little and big things in my life as more of blessings rather than crosses that I will enjoy doing them. She made me understand that in order for me to build strong relationships in and outside of my home, I have to learn to be happy with “me”. She showed me that living a life of balance and style though not easy is indeed by far quite rewarding.
To learn more about how to live in style everyday and create moments that your loved ones will surely remember, grab a copy of her book, Fahion + Food Enteratining At Home and In Style, which is available in all National Bookstore nationwide.