My Makeover with Rivka Malka!
One of the highlights of my trip to Baltimore this summer was meeting up with speaker and transformational life coach Rivka Malka Perlman. I loooved spending time with Rivka Malka. The thing about her that most inspired me was that her life is NOT perfect.
Let me explain.
Like many of us, I’ve watched Rivka Malka’s videos over the years. And she always looks SO gorgeous, SO flawless. Like she does in this photo below:
And then I got to her home. I guess I thought it would appear as flawless as Rivka Malka in this photo–like Better Homes and Gardens, Jewish-style.
And I discovered, instead, a front door with flaking paint, and then wet tents and sleeping bags drying out all over the living room, and, in general, a very real home which is no longer new and that looks like it is fully occupied by 8 growing children.
And in the middle of this less-than-perfect physical environment, Rivka Malka is like a sun of positive energy, spreading life-giving loving vibes to her family and community members and me through her smile and her generosity of spirit and her uplifting handwritten quotes that adorn so many corners of her home.
It just struck me that her life, like all of our lives, has it’s challenges, and she works very hard, like I and so many of us do, to stay inspired.
And her realness and the real challenges she struggles with made me feel that, for me, one of the most inspirational JewishMOMs in the world is now even more of an inspiration.
And, in addition to all that, Rivka Malka gave me a makeover!! Look at me, transformed!:
Thanks so much, Rivka Malka! It felt exciting to feel so pretty… And you showed me how easy it is to do…Which made me think that this year I want to invest just a teensy weensy bit more in being pretty, like you. Looking like true royalty; not just being a daughter of the King, but looking like one too.