Hi! My name is Louise Vyent. I’m on a mission to inspire successful women to create abundance in every aspect of their lives. Health. Career. Relationships. I believe that even today, too many women cut themselves short when it comes to creating the life they love. I admit that at times, I have been guilty of it myself.
But let’s go back to where it all started. I’d love to share some history and fun facts.
I was born in The Netherlands. My parents were one the very few interracial couples in our hometown.
We did not travel abroad for our summer vacations, but we did have family outings to the beach or in the forest. That’s me sitting to the right of my grandmother.
Looking at this photograph, you would think I knew that I was about to embark on a modeling career, but I honestly had no clue. My sister remembers feeling totally out of place, having to pretend she was painting. I show no sign of thinking it was weird.
As a former supermodel, I’m no stranger to the challenges many women encounter. Relationships, career, kids and the pressure of looking not just good, but younger than your actual age. Models do it all, while making it look effortless. Looking back now, the editors must have loved me in red. The truth is, I never wear red. It’s way too fiery for me. I prefer cooler colors. As for that picture on the top right for More magazine, it brings up less than pleasant memories. While I was looking cool and collected on the set, my attorney was going all out in family court. It was one of those days where, well, “the show must go on.”
Story of my life
Up until recently, you would have found a compelling story here. Some amazing and some not so amazing things have happened on my journey. The story of my life and the examination thereof were necessary in order to start my spiritual awakening—the birthing of all of who we are.
You may be wondering where this is going, but allow me to explain. Before we can awaken spiritually, we have to experience who we are not. We have to come to recognize that we are not our physical body, but that we are a soul (a fraction of a much greater consciousness we call spirit) inhabiting a human body, and that the story of what we refer to as our life history is actually the memory of our human, cultural and personal perception.
As I was going through a period of what is commonly referred to as “dark night of the soul,” I gradually came to understand what was happening. I was going through a painful process that involves deeply experiencing all human emotions, especially those that we do not want to feel. Since we also carry the wounds of our ancestors, it often becomes a drawn out process. Part of the teaching is to abstain from judgment by way of practicing genuine forgiveness as well as learning to stay present with what actually is. Moving through it feels as if undergoing a slow death of the ego or personality. It is not surprising that this deeply changes us. Without carrying our old traumas we feel lighter and less burdened; our eating habits change and feel better in our our body; our experience of the world and our place it changes. As a consequence, our old life falls away. All this happens so that we can make room for the new person we are becoming.
You may wonder why go through this? In short, we are abiding by a soul contract that we have agreed upon before our embodiment. So “I,” the personality Louise Vyent, had nothing to do with it. I, like millions of others am simply waking up to the call. Our mission is to help humanity go through what is called the ascension process during which we show up as “way-showers” or “lightworkers.” Many become teachers and healers, others show up as fierce warriors, and there are also those that quietly hold the light.
We are here to help support humanity shift from an oppressive fear based society to one of love and cooperation. On a personal level, I do this by continuously releasing and rewriting history for myself as well as the women in my ancestral lineage—past, present and future; and my aim for the collective is to help women remember the truth of who they are so that they can openly step into their very important roles as the innate, powerful creators that they are meant to be. Mother Earth forces us to rebalance the feminine and masculine energies. The process is messy, but we are and have been moving slowly towards a world in which no living being needs to suffer oppression. Humans are wont to meet change with resistance, so it is only natural that the ways of the old are not disappearing without putting up a fight.
When you want to experience peace, you will have to become peaceful. When you are at peace, only the peaceful are going to be the attracted to your light.
Truth be told
I love the real me! I love being older. Yes, you read that correctly. I love that middle age has given me the wisdom and opportunity to re-evaluate my life and to decide what is most important and what no longer needs to be a priority.
“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” -Maya Angelou
It’s never too late for change! (I should know. I earned my degree and made a career change at 51!)
Education / Career / Interests
Montclair State University: Graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors Degree in Communication Studies, with a concentration in Public Relations and a Minor in Anthropology.
CDC College for Divorce Coaching®
Jikiden Reiki: Shoden & Okuden
Worked as an international “Supermodel” for many years. Collaborated with the best creative talent in the industry such as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and Arthur Elgort among others for clients like American Vogue, Italian Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour Magazine and many more. Career covered print, runway and television commercials.
Highlights: American Vogue cover, Harper’s Bazaar cover, numerous Glamour Magazine covers, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and the notable “The Most Unforgettable Women” ad by Revlon.
Passionate about: women’s empowerment, portraiture, documentary photography and film, nature, house plants, good food, good design, art, modern science, everything related to mind, body and spirit
Sharing with you my love for visual storytelling
I am a photographer. I never thought I wanted a phone that could take pictures. Look at me now! Not bad for a cell phone, right?
Also, don’t forget to check out my blog featuring the “Women We Love” portrait series of everyday amazing women.
Museum guard watching me
I am watching you watching them
I love other people’s stories, every day people doing incredible things. My “directorial debut.” I loved this project, good people.