And this consists of welcoming flaws.
“Back in the day,” the starlet continued, “we hid our pain behind perfectly applied lipstick and wax floors. Now we don’t do that anymore. We’re saying this is who we are, beyond the makeup and the hair. I see that. I see that with my daughter’s generation.”
And Viola practices what she preaches, too, as she’s given these words of knowledge to her 12- year-old Genesis, whom she shows hubby Julius Tennon, 69.
“I told my daughter this morning that she has to have a love affair with herself,” The Air starlet discussed. “That she is indeed the love of her life. I said, ‘I love you, but it’s not me, it’s not some boy. At the end of the day, you can’t disappoint yourself. You have to advocate for yourself. You have to show up for her.'”
Viola quipped that self-care does not originate from attractive day spa treatments or a glass of white wine.
“‘It’s in showing up when someone hurts you,” she kept in mind. “Creating boundaries and when someone crosses it. Show up for yourself.’ No one ever taught me that. I felt loving myself was being conceited. No, that’s right.”