My life has always brought humor into the most difficult situations. At a very young age I had to free myself of the idea that my mother wasn't going to be present in my life. It was a challenge growing up and not feeling like a victim or letting the past rule me. I wanted to go deeper then that. I wanted to find the beauty and the love in what has shaped me into the person I am now. I wanted to learn how to let go of abandonment, unworthiness and the feeling of being damaged goods. To let my internal child know her feelings of “she is not good enough” be the decision of my parents, and that it was not her fault. I had to honor myself and replace those feeling with “I am a beautiful, compassionate and loving.” The life lesson with my mother is learning how to love and see her beauty without needing her in my life and learning to let her go. I am allowing myself the ability to honor who I am truly meant to be in this life, with the good and the bad. I will not live in the past nor will I choose the choices that were paved for me. How lucky am I that I have been able to create a family of my choosing.
In 1964 Stanley Kubrick directed a film called Lolita. My mother played Lolita in this film. While promoting the movie, she was told to wear heart shaped glasses. My mother and those glasses became famous over night. Even though my mother stopped acting in 1980, heart shaped glasses became top 50 most iconic sun glasses of all time at #9! Since 1964 to 2016 the evolution of heart-shaped glasses has evolved kind of like myself. For the last few years their popularity as grown and I have witness their explosion. Its like the Universe has an inside joke with me, and I had a choice to make. Either these shades drive me absolutely crazy or remind me how important it is to let go! I am letting go of the heartache and pain of my past and I see it as a blessing! More than that, I own it! Now each time I see someone wearing heart shaped glasses it allows me to release what ever negative energy of my past I am holding and by doing so I have compassion and forgiveness in my heart. I choose to embrace it as my life-lesson and my birthright.
Find that gift from the universe that helps you let go of what's keeping you from your true loving self and being loved!. Create your own rules and language that allows you a more beautiful insight into who you really are and not the bullshit you were born into. These Iconic glasses and I have truly grown into quite a pair. They bring me joy and laughter now in my life and allow me to reflect on how beautiful and diverse our world really is. You can find them by searching #heartshapepick
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Born and raised in Los Angeles, Nona’s life began as a fairytale. She was the daughter of a famous actress Sue Lyon (Lolita), and NFL player (Roland Harrison). Her father was absent for most of her childhood, and being a bi-racial child, she had questions at a very early age about why she looked so different.
By age 12, Sue remarried, and her relationship with her mother was never the same. Nona was kicked out of her house and by the age of 13 she was taken to a halfway house. That same year her mother placed her in an insane asylum where she stayed for almost 3 months. That kind of betrayal by her mother, a woman she once idolized, broke Nona’s spirit in a way which would take years to recover from. The author currently lives in Los Angeles…
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