• Like Mother, Like Daughter


    Samantha – also known as Sophie in our stores – is a Pure+simple skincare sage who has experienced quite the journey when it comes to both skincare and herself. As an ancient health modality and a framework we at Pure+simple use, Ayurveda has improved more than just her skin

    Growing up, people always told me how much I reminded them of my mother. Like the typical rascal I was, I never really appreciated hearing this.

    I always thought of my mom as being, “strict.” My friends were intimidated by her. All she ever did was work. As far as I was concerned, my mom was just boring and mean.

    It just didn’t make any sense to me. I thought of myself as being passionate, driven, and lively – the opposite of boring and mean! How could people possibly think I was like my mom?

    I think that as we get older, we begin to understand our parents a little bit better. It took me along time to understand that. It wasn’t until I was introduced to a whole new model of thinking that I felt like things finally clicked into place.

    Working at Pure+simple is what introduced me to Ayurveda. Incorporating this ancient holistic health modality into skincare and general wellness is at the core of what we do here. Surprisingly, though, it also provided me with the new perspective I needed to finally understand my mother, and to finally understand myself.

    My mother is Pitta-Dominant; pitta being the Ayurvedic dosha that represents “fiery” energy in the body. It makes sense – she’s strict because she wants things done right. She’s intimidating because she knows what she wants and is willing to give 110% to her work in order to get there.

    In other words, my mother is passionate, driven, and lively.

    I remind people of my mother because I share the same inner fire at the core of who I am. All these things I thought set me apart from my mom are actually what make me so much like her. I’m sure that sometimes, other people might think that we’restrict, or boring, or mean – but that’s okay, because I understand it now.

    I used to get annoyed when people told me I reminded them of my mother. Now though? I get it.I am like my mother. And I couldn’t be prouder.


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