Learn about the Loveland-based wellness center with a monthly book club inviting local women to chat about the page-turners that can help them be their best selves.
What does beauty mean to you? That’s a question that Laurie Little, owner of Inside Out Beauty in Loveland, wants to explore.
“Beauty to me is loving yourself, valuing yourself, knowing how to nurture and take care of yourself,” she says. “I think beauty is really loving yourself from the inside out.”
Inside Out Beauty, which opened for business in April 2016, is a wellness center that empowers women to connect and live healthy lifestyles. With the motto of “looking good on the outside starts with feeling good on they inside,” they provide services that include traditional therapy, nutritional or life coaching and spa services such as: facials, relaxation massage, hair removal and makeup services. They also offer classes, workshops, support groups, and the book club to help women learn new things and restore balance to the mind, body and spirit.
Inside Out Beauty also hosts a monthly Book Club is for local women, and it meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month. “I think book clubs are a really fantastic way for women to connect with each other and be able to meet our intellectual, emotional, and social needs,” says Little.
The club studies and discusses books involving women’s empowerment issues and books with strong female characters from a wide variety of female authors. After group introductions, everyone has the opportunity to provide insights and have deep conversations.
“You can attend the book club knowing you didn’t read [the book], but want to come for the companionship and the discussion,” says Little, adding that the facilitator chosen for the month comes with prepared, open-ended questions for the group to discuss.
“I think women would be able to say that they feel it’s a safe place to be able to express their opinions, thoughts and feelings in a safe, nonjudgmental, and accepting environment,” she says. Little wants the group to feel a sense of belonging, feel heard, and look forward to the chance to share ideas. She appreciates being around females who have diverse perspectives and the courage to speak their minds. “I love spending time with thoughtful, smart, and funny women,” she adds. “It’s energizing, it’s nurturing. It feeds my soul.”
The next meeting of the Inside Out Beauty Book club is September 28 from 7-8 p.m. at Inside Out Beauty, located at 9553 Fields Ertel Rd, Loveland, OH 45140. The book of the month is: A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.