The beauty and wisdom that Sara Palmer Hussey learned from her mum
Maybe your mother gave you beauty advice, told you to eat your vegetables, to never fall asleep whilst wearing make-up, or she impressed upon you the importance of a good night’s sleep. It turns out, when it comes to beauty and self-care, most of the time, she really does know best.
This Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating all the health and beauty lessons we’ve learned from our mothers, starting with one woman that know a thing or two about the subject – Lumity’s creator, Sara Palmer Hussey, PhD.
Dr. Sara Palmer Hussey, PhD, Creator of Lumity's flagship products
Her supermum status was one of the many reasons that Britain's Cambridge University educated Dr. Sara Palmer Hussey, PhD, developed Lumity. As a single, working mother, Sara wanted a natural way to improve her energy levels whilst also slowing down the ageing process. What she created is a gentle, well-balanced and effective supplement that supports the body’s natural rhythm and helps to sustain optimum health, vitality and beauty through the years. That’s something we can pass along to all generations!
We asked Sara: What’s some of the best advice your mother has ever shared?
Sara answers: My mum's best advice has come in the form of the example she sets for me, and I'd boil this down to the three following pointers. Firstly, “Your body needs to be adequately fed, don't follow foolish fads or diets.” My mother, being Spanish, has a very Mediterranean attitude to food and drink. You never deprive your body of the nourishment it needs to comply with some idealised body shape. Beauty is inner health. Mealtimes were always a family gathering, there was never any sense of deprivation around food or drink, wine was always present on our dinner table as was a gigantic fruit bowl. I have never seen my mum not seize the opportunity to indulge in some delicacy or enjoy sharing a wide variety of food with others and I have come to appreciate this healthy and very well-balanced approach in a world where the media bombard us with "shoulds" and "should nots" around food, which are often contradictory.
Secondly, “Your mind needs to be adequately fed, never stop learning.” My mother has an insatiable appetite for learning new things about the world, mainly in the fields of history, politics and literature. She always has a new obsession to share, whether it revolves around a particular author, historical figure or era, or a news story. She is the liveliest person I know and, in the last seven decades of her life, has yet to be caught at a loss for words.
And finally, “Cultural differences are enriching.” My mum always showed me that learning different languages, immersing yourself in different cultures and appreciating different viewpoints, opens your mind and creatively renders you more receptive to new ideas.