You thought your house was clean, and then that surprise visitor stops by. Suddenly you see the dust and details that you had overlooked in the home where you feel so comfortable. If you have had this experience, you are not alone. Even when we prepare for company, and we think our place looks great, … Continue reading How Your Image Issue can Kill Your Friend’s Confidence
After 33 years of helping women with Image Issues, I have come to the conclusion that there are the three reasons that the Beauty Battle is bigger for some than it is for others: Some people are raised in an environment that challenges their authentic style and confuses their ideology (like the Ugly Duckling we … Continue reading 3 Reasons Image is a Bigger Issue for Some than it is for Others
Image issues often start with a simple opinion. Sometimes a child’s taunting “your ugly” still rings in a woman’s ears 40 years later. I have counseled girls with obsessions over things about their body that they felt were huge issues. In reality their image issues were minor flaws that were like a juggler vein that … Continue reading Overcoming Image Issues
Right after taking a class on Photoshop at a Geek Girl Tech Conference this weekend I was challenged with some questions about today’s media: Are they to blame for the fact that so many girls have image issues today? I don’t think so. I agree that technology’s ability to correct figure flaws and imperfections can cause … Continue reading Perfect Pics and Body Image
As a professional with a passion to help women understand their style of beauty, I can’t help but want to provide the valuable service of an image consultation for every one of my readers. Of course this is unrealistic, but through the years of doing group consultations I have worked hard on creating a system … Continue reading Image Assessment: Physical Attributes
I have heard many sermons about the woman with the issue of blood. Usually the preacher awkwardly explains her 12-year ailment the best he can, and effectively gives an encouraging Word for anyone listening–male or female; but it seems to me that this is a topic for us girls to really dive into. Proverbs 14:10 … Continue reading Women’s Issues
This could be a story about you. Perhaps your losing your hair, have a major skin problem, are cross-eyed or confined to a wheelchair. This could be a story about a friend or family member, who’s Image Issue is not outwardly apparent to most, but is weighing on your heart because you know about her eating disorder, … Continue reading Encouragement in an Identity Crisis
Your shoes make or break your outfit. I cannot tell you how many times I have had a friend or client call in a panic over how to complete the outfit she has chosen for a formal affair. Perhaps you have been there yourself: you found the perfect dress and figured the shoes in your … Continue reading 3 Guidelines for Choosing the Right Shoe
Some women enter a room and command attention. Sometimes we are offended by this (as we talked about last week). Since we are all in search of significance, demanding attention and interrupting others is quite rude. But commanding attention and demanding it are two different things. There is one thing that has humbled me in my profession more than … Continue reading Do you Have a Powerful Presence?
I was watching my girlfriend’s children for the day while she recovered from surgery when she suddenly slipped into a coma. Three of her four children were the same ages as my two boys. She had twins in preschool with Billy, and her oldest was in 4th grade with Andrew, she also had a 2nd … Continue reading Marked: Bright and Beautiful
Liz hated her blonde hair. Someone once called her a bimbo and she couldn’t let go of the insult. With a mission to look more intelligent, she dyed her hair very dark, but as it grew out her light roots gave the illusion that he hair was thinning and suddenly she was convinced she was … Continue reading Thanksgiving, the Key to Confident Beauty
The primary factor in determining your Personal Image Identity (Img.ID) is your physical appearance. Just as a rose by any other name is still a rose, so are you the style of beauty that your physical attributes indicate that you are. Anyone could say that a rose is just a flower, or they could call … Continue reading Do you Feel Like an Ugly Duckling?