Hi! My name is Lara, & it is pronounced LAH_ruh. I tell you that because people consistently say my name incorrectly. My name comes from the movie & book Dr. Zhivago. My parents named me after Lara’s Theme; a very beautiful piece of music by Maurice Jarre.
A bit of background on me
I started writing poetry in fifth grade and found a love of writing in general. I have a binder full of poetry I have written over the years. Writing is therapeutic, and it has helped me with many different life lessons. As far as I can remember, I have loved reading in particular self-improvement books. Needless to say, I know the importance in healing self from the inside out and how detrimental it is when we ignore certain things or don’t improve our life.
I started blogging in February 2009 and by October of the same year, I started another blog. The first blog was all about natural alternatives I put into practice in my own life. The other blog I shared insights, my poetry, recipes, & reflections of my life. August 5, 2017 marks the date of Holistic Beauté Loop coming to life.
Natural and holistic alternatives have been a part of my life for many years due to I was born with Systemic Candida. It was not diagnosed properly until I was in my late teens. Doctors prior to the proper diagnosis either thought I was a hypochondriac, they didn’t know what to think, or didn’t know how to help me. In 1973 when I was five, my appendix ruptured and I had an emergency appendectomy done. I was in the hospital for 10 days. The penicillin saved me, but it could have easily killed me as we later found out I am allergic to penicillin. In 1981, I went to an allergist and found out I had many allergies which is something that happens when you suffer from Candida. I remember the allergist telling me “You will always have to be your own doctor” which has stayed with me throughout the years. I have suffered from brain fog, constipation, headaches, & migraines a good part of my life, so thinking can be quite taxing at times. School and studying was always a struggle because of that. On top of my own health issues, my father passed away from cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, after an almost ten year battle with it. My mom has battled with cancer twice. It is because of these conditions with myself and family I have learned natural, holistic, and homeopathic medicine as well as eating clean, organic food is the way to go when it comes to healing self. I keep learning to heal my gut, my brain, & my body through everything I do, think, and say.
I’m multi-passionate and have a love of learning; I am forever a student of life. I have a love for taking excellent care of my skin and keeping up with the beauty industry (as best as I can); I even went to school for the esthetician license. I have taken many classes: bridal consulting, business, graphic design, fashion merchandising, color analysis, creative writing, voice performance, & holistic and natural health. I’m very much into all The Arts. Writing has always been a favorite because it is where I can combine my passions.
This maybe a personal website, but with hopes it will improve your life in some way, even if it’s just in a little way.
Much love & peace!