I`m always being asked questions of how I stay in shape, or what I use on my skin. So I thought I`d share some things that I think work and are important in my life. Being a busy mom of 3, my day revolves around them. So if it`s just going for a walk or hike, that’s something that we can do together.... I have a little trick I have done ever since I could remember. I tighten my tummy as often as I can. Tighten your muscles in your stomach whenever you think about it. When walking, going up stairs, shopping, or sitting in the car. Every time you remember it, do it. You will eventually get really good muscle tone; it also gives you great posture. Also don`t wait till your starving to eat. Your body will hold on to the fat. It won`t know when it`s going to get food again. Your metabolism will then slow down. Think of your body as a fire burning. If you keep throwing a log in before the fire dies out, it burns longer and faster, same with your metabolism. If you let the fire die out, then throw in a whole bunch of wood, then what happens? It takes a long time before it starts to burn again. So eat small meals or healthy snacks often, at least 6 times a day. Also make food your friend, love it, and don’t resent it. Think of it as fuel and energy. Its positive not negative. Then stop worrying about your weight and it will stop being a problem. I think sometimes we focus on the wrong things. Of course you should take care of yourself. Be sensible; walk when you can, eat healthy when you can. Know that smoking ages you faster than anything. Alcohol dehydrates and bloats you. So don’t over indulge in things you know are bad for you. A little here and there is o.k. But don’t constantly think bad thoughts about yourself, like I`m so fat, or I don’t like this or that about myself. You’re putting energy in the wrong place. Learn to appreciate yourself and your body, in whatever ways you can. You mothers out there. You should feel proud and awed by how amazing and sacred your body is. For actually giving life. Think about that! That’s as close to god as we can be. We are creators, that’s awesome. It`s after I had given birth that I began to love and respect my body. So, ladies be proud of yourself and all you’re capable of. And for my skin I always wear sun protection on my face, it`s super important. And exfoliate, maybe once a week and keep your skin hydrated. Use moisturizers with vitamin,A,C and E, they work the best at rejuvenating cell growth and bring back that natural shine to your skin. Don’t use powders or heavy make up on your skin, opt for a tinted moisturizer, concealer just where necessary. It’s much prettier. Less is better in the case of make-up. Maybe a little mascara, blush, and a little color and gloss on the lips. That’s all you need. Then I would also suggest feeling gratitude for something in your life, whatever it might be and build on that. When you feel beautiful in the inside, you shine even brighter on the outside! Sending you love today and always, Elisabeth
So there I was 16 years old in Osaka Japan. Waiting for the subway after a long day of shooting for a Japanese Magazine. I was really tired and just wanted to get back to my apartment so I could relax. I remember standing on the platform looking down at the tracks. Thinking to myself, If someone was to fall over onto the them, how would they be able to get out? I felt I was in a daze, not really paying attention to my surroundings, rather just stuck in my head in deep thought.
When all of a sudden, I hear a voice screaming from the intercom in Japanese. I have no idea what is being said other than I feel the fear in her voice. Just then someone comes running by me, so close our shoulders touch,before he jumps onto the tracks and lays himself flat down parallel with the tracks. Everything happened so fast. I couldn’t register what I was seeing. The sounds were so loud.,The screeching from the train as it was approaching, the lady screaming into the loud speaker. It was as if I was out of my body just watching what was happening.
The train couldn’t stop in time,. It runs right over the man. I see his head go down. Lights flash from him being electrocuted... It felt like everything got completely quite for a second. Then the doors of the train open and everyone starts jumping off yelling and looking under the train...
I couldn`t get home that night. The track was shut down. I was able to stay at another models apartment that wasn’t too far away. I walked there as the ambulance and police zoom by me, sirens a blare... I couldn’t get over thinking about this poor man.What could have been so bad that he had to take his own life? I was the last person he touched before he left this life. And I didn’t even know him. My agents at the time, said that this sort of thing is common in Japan, the pressure to succeed, school, family, it`s too much for some.
I just want to say to whoever may be reading this. No matter how hard life can be at times. Never give up HOPE. Hope is the LIGHT that can melt away all your dark days. We all go through hard times, some harder than others. But we can take those things that have hurt us and learn from them. Gain wisdom from them, and maybe help someone else that might be going through the same thing. It’s important that you grieve when you need to. Get angry if you have to, or just plain out cry when you feel like it. But at some point you need to let it all go. Have HOPE that things will get better. And little by little they will. I promise.... Sending you love today and always,Elisabeth
You`ve all heard of that phrase,right? Well it exists for a reason. More often than not,you meet amazing people.I have worked with incredible and genuine ones. But once in awhile a creep,,,,creeps in.
A few years back, I was up for this part in a movie,big budget,big name star,major motion picture.. I had the 1st audtion,then I got called in for a callback( thats when you come back for a second audition,maybe meet with producers+directors)
which I did,..That went well, waited a couple days.Then I got a 3rd call,I was told the star of the movie wanted to have a meeting with me.It was going to be at his office over at Warner Bros... I wont say
his name,but he wore a ponytail and was an action star.(.hmmmmm?.who could that be?) ,, I show up for the meeting. He greets me in the waiting room and walks me to this huge office.To the right is a seating area,sofa table,chairs. To the left, a big area
rug and straight ahead in the back is a desk with chairs.. I opt to go straight...He begins the conversation with telling me how much money he grosses a year and how successful he and his movies are. He says he is a master of Aikido
so I therefore should Trust Him,,,( key word,)..He then tells me he wants to rehearse this part with me,, PRIVATLY...(key word),, he pushes a small piece of paper across the table with his personal tel.number on it.. . he tells me how lucky I am to have this chance to Learn from him,how much he can Teach me..
He continues with. But the thing is, you cant tell anyone about these rehearsals,... No agents,No managers,Noone can know..And if I say something he would make sure I never work in Hollywood again..( Oh that sounds positive)..At that point,
I feel im in abit of shock mode,, I stand up, push the paper back across the table and say(.ok then, thanks for your time),and I head straight for the door. He follows me,then comes right UP behind me,places his hands on my shoulders,and says my back was out of place,he can see that because he is a master at somethingelse,I dont know what it was(BULLSHIT ,maybe) and he could fix it if I let him...(ya,right, no thanks),, I couldnt get out of there fast enough.. I of course called my manager as soon as I got to the parking lot, explained everything that happened. He found it quite funny..
I was`nt laughing. I was creeped out!...Well,surprisingly, I didnt get the part. Not to say I would of, if it had played out differently. But that`s o.k. because I still have my DIGNITY, which money cant buy...Sending lots of love your way,Elisabeth
I thought I`d start my first entry by sharing my experience traveling yesterday to a photoshoot in Trondheim Norway. I got the call tuesday night,asking if I can jump on a plane first thing in the morning,it was just a day booking,which means I was able to fly back the same day.So after frantically arranging for someone to watch the children,and making sure they were safe and sound.Thank god for grandmothers.I was set and excited for my trip.Had to leave super early 5:30a.m because I have to catch a ferry and Im an hour from the airport ,but that all went well. It was an advertising job for a bank\real estate co.The day went smooth,the client was happy and content with the pics,,so then I was off again,to the airport.This time the route wasnt so short,not a direct flight home,I had to go via Oslo and wait 2 hours before flying back home so I didnt get home till almost midnite.So I missed the chance to see my babies and say goodnite. But thats not the point of my story. You see, when I was on the last plane,everyone was busy boarding, I was sitting there watching everyone..I see this mom.First carrying a small baby and lots of carry on.She goes all the way to the last row,puts the baby down and all her belongings then squeezes by everyone again,goes back to the front of the plane and wheels down another little baby this time with a seat attached to the suitcase she is pulling. She plopps herself down on the seat,exhausted.The babies begin to fuss,everyone is staring at her.Then the stewartess approaches her and rudely tells her she cant have this baby carrier with her and takes it away along with saying Im sorry its your fault you have too much stuff. First of all, isnt it their job to help us out?,we pay enough for airfare,,and my gosh, cant she have any compassion for the lady...COMPASSION,thats what we all need,if more people had it, this world would be a much better place...FEEL what someone else is feeling.,UNDERSTAND,what someone else is going through,DONT JUDGE,just have compassion... My heart was burning inside,I felt so sorry for her,and kept thinking to myself I want to help her..so once the plane was up in the air and I could take my belt off,I went back to where she was seated and I told her I would help her with her bags and the babies when we landed and not to worry. So just before landing I switched my seat and went back to the last row.The babies were so tired and sleepy,the littliest one just came to me and let me hold her.,2 other passangers saw me helping her and asked if they could also help. One grabbed the suitcase and the other a handbag and away we went helping this mother in need.The stewardess just watching, still no attempt of helping,I wanted to say something,but it wasnt worth it.I followed my heart and others followed also. And can I tell you,THAT was the highlight of my day.I hope you guys out there can do the same, if You see someone that needs a hand,dont Q`s it,just do it. Your not just helping that person but your doing something for yourself.,It makes you feel good inside...Sending you all lots of love today.xoxo,Elisabeth