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
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
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
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?
You are invited to a formal event. How does your heart respond? Some women (and men) enjoy dressing up and socializing. Others feel quite the opposite. The way you respond to certain lifestyle choices has a lot to say about which style of beauty (or attractive) you are. While your physical attributes are the major … Continue reading Take this LifeSTYLE Quiz
When acne blows up, does you confidence deflate? Google is betting on it, which is why ads for suicide prevention are often linked to your search on this common skin condition. Acne affects about 50 million Americans a year. Obnoxious blemishes have a way of rearing their ugly head at crucial times in life–not only in adolescence! … Continue reading The Overlooked Solution for Acne
If you have ever heard of the Proverbs 31 woman, you know she is amazing. She is someone we all want to be, she does it all, has it all, makes it all, and IS it all! She is the wise, ambitious, strong, organized woman of God who loves her husband, children, and servants. She honors, … Continue reading Can You Help Ugly Become Beautiful?
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