Why “skin care now” and not “beauty now”, or “cosmetics now” or even “eczema now? Well, I’m into the holistic approach to life and since our skin plays a much more important role for our overall well being than people are usually aware of I want to give my take on beauty and health, and how beauty is a consequence of knowing how to take care of your skin.
Born with a disability.
Since I was a teenager my interest in taking care of myself has always been one of my highest priorities. My skin was very dry. But most important; I was born with a disability in my feet usually referred to as clubfeet. In simple layman terms one could say that the Achilles’ tendon is too short and you have to lengthen it surgically over time, while the child is growing. In severe cases you need to do that many times while growing up, and in very severe cases you have it on both feet, otherwise you would say club foot. I was a very severe case.
But very fortunate!
I was also extremely fortunate as I was born in Sweden where medical care is free to all it’s citizens and one of the world’s foremost orthopedic experts at the time happened to live and research in the same city my grandparents lived. (I lived in Stockholm with my mother, but with all my operations my grandparent where always close by. What a blessing!) Dr von Rosen traveled excessively and lectured all over the world. He was and still is a legend in this field and I can’t tell you how immensely grateful I am for being cared for by such a man. I didn’t know then that his wife was an opera singer, and I’ didn’t know that I, Stella Scott, was to become one too.
Music by great, yet forgotten women
I love performing music by great female composers, oftentimes forgotten. Clara Schumann has lately had a revival. When I found her though, hardly anyone had heard anything by her pen. In Sweden I have been a proud pioneer of performing classical works written by women.
It is my dry skin, my life on stage with all the cosmetic experience you get there and the experience of being a professional performer, with a disability, that has resulted in this blog. The performer whether a dancer, singer, actor, mime artist, clown or other, is totally reliant on the functions of the whole body. When the body does not perform well you can’t perform. But this is true for anyone working hard. As soon as you feel a little down in your body everything becomes more difficult. I want to help out, and I know I can.
But apart from opera singing my career also includes dancer (Yes, you read it right), actor, lecturer, professor as well as being a trained coach and gestalt therapist with over 30 years of performing, teaching and clinical experience in my private practice.
Right now I live in Malmö, Sweden with my life time partner and in my free time I love dancing, reading, take part of other artists work, travel, exploring the spiritual parts of reality, all in combination with building financial freedom. My curiosity is endless and everything I put my hands on I research extensively. I also want to inform you about my “spelling disorder”. If you react on bad spelling or crocked grammar the reason is that Swedish is my first language when it comes to writing. I still might have something useful to say to you though. 😉
One of many important things to me is that I seek to inspire working women and artist of all disciplines to create enough money to be able to pursue their life and art comfortably. The smartest way I have found so far is Network Marketing. I joined my first company in 1998 and found my current company 2009 where I’m now building a functioning organization that actually creates revenue. Oh happy dance! 🙂
Every once in a while my philosophy on money and riches, human rights or someting else close to my heart, might show up in a blogpost. Those posts you will find under the category “Off Topic“. I truly believe we can all be a part of “The solution” if we choose to take that stand. If you feel the same way maybe you would like to join my team? When you are ready send me a note – I’ll be back with you in no time!
I salute you with a tribute to the beauty of life by Clara Schumann.
Your visit is much appreciated, enjoy your stay!
ps. If you enjoyed it and want to hear more I’ve got another 6 songs for you at MySpace ds.