Look younger – by smiling more?

Did you know that when someone looks at a smiling face, they guess that age of that person as younger than they actually are? In a study, participants looked at more than 2,000 face photos. Each photo showed either an angry, fearful, disgusted, happy, sad, and neutral expression. Facial expressions had a huge effect on

Love notes from Sonata

Helping to spread Love by Elizabeth Janowski Have you picked up your “love note” from Sonata? We created these little “kits” for you to express our deep gratitude — as well as to share our intention for you that you are able to use our tools to step in to your own Embodied Sovereignty. Embodied

Why get work done?

Can a feminist run a med-spa? by Elizabeth Janowski “When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.” – Marianne Williamson Can a feminist run a med spa? This is a question I have been asking myself a lot this year. I used to be afraid of

Loving kindness

Five years ago I was gifted what would turn out to be one of the greatest opportunities of my life. My new husband, Dr. Janowski, was looking to make a change, and so was I. He had been helming Sonata solo since it’s inception in 2004. His technical skill was there and he could give

I went IN to my body to find my soul

I’ve spent most of my life firmly in my head. I think most of us have. In our world, our mind is our priority. We spend our life thinking, talking, communicating, and processing. As children, we are told to sit in chairs when we might feel like running around. We are told to get up

Skin is your largest organ

Your skin is your bodies largest organ. From head to toe, your skin protects your body, and it, itself a living organ, sort of it’s own ecosystem of sorts. In fact, skin is being studied now as a biome, unique to each one of us, and host to trillions of microorganisms. When we think about

How do our faces age?

All of us middle-aged folk have had that moment where we look at an old photo of ourselves and notice that our face has begun to age. Tell tale signs can be sun damage, fine or deeper lines, and volume loss. You may notice your face is thinner or your features a bit more sunken.

Have we entered a period of post truth?

How and what to believe as a cosmetic shopper In 2016, Oxford Dictionary named “post-truth” as it’s word of the year. Post-truth is defined by Oxford as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” The idea that our society

Empowering beauty

When I scroll through my facebook feed, I see so many beautiful and inspiring stories about my friends’ wellness regimens. From Crossfit stats, to amazing hikes, to healthy meals they prepared – I love seeing the dedication and confidence of so many of my peers to their health and fitness. My cohorts, especially my female

Shame, secrets, and Sonata

At Sonata, we believe that you have every right to live confidently and to use the tools we have to feel your very best. From getting rid of those frown lines that make you look angry to softening the dark under-eye circles that bother you when you look in the mirror – and everything in