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
Most women HATE, HIDE or get HUNG UP on their image at one point in their lives. For many, this is during the teenage years, but for some it’s at a very young age, for others it comes later in life. When we are hurting and our self image is down, we may lash out … Continue reading One Woman’s Journey to Find her True Image Identity
Every child has an innate desire to figure out who they are. Am I valued? Am I wanted? Am I enough? It’s only natural for a young mind to find it’s answers from the information around her–a mom’s words, a dad’s actions, her own comparison to her sister’s beauty–these are each part of the identity struggle that … Continue reading Do Children have a Personal Image Identity?
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
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
I was only in third grade when my ministry to girls with Image Issues began. I remember coming home from school broken-hearted because one of my friends was being picked on for her weight. So what if some kids are heavy? I was skin and bones, is that wrong, too? Why are kids so mean? … Continue reading Helping Kids Find Confidence
Every child wants to be loved. Little girls long to be seen and heard and to belong to something greater than themselves. We need to know we are valued. Boys do, too. They need adventure and challenge. They long to be strong and courageous and to be needed. Yet we all have image issues at … Continue reading The Secret to Confidence: Understanding Yourself
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?
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
When a woman believes she looks beautiful, she feels confident. When a woman is confident, she radiates beauty. It really doesn’t matter which style she is nor how tall, slim or old she is. The color of her eyes, hair or skin do not change the fact, nor does her nationality, upbringing or experiences in … Continue reading How Confidence and Beauty Intertwine