Ingénue

Sweet Ingénue Characteristics: Youthful Beauty Sweet, gentle, soft, graceful, youthful, modest, shy, considerate, supportive, creative; usually well appreciated. Often compliant about following fashion. Katie Holmes Your Look: very feminine, but innocent vs. sexy Wardrobe: graceful, modest, simple, youthful Hair: soft, feminine, flowing Your Motto: Lighten up, girl; I’m fine! (Always choose light, girly, fine fabrics, … Continue reading Ingénue

Encouragement in an Identity Crisis

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

Sea-Saw of Confidence

Most women HATE, HIDE or get HUNG UP on their appearance. Who doesn’t hate certain parts and pieces of how they look? This is why so many of us hide under big, baggy sweatshirts, heavy makeup or hair coloring. Some women love their appearance–or at least they have a way of persuading their audience that … Continue reading Sea-Saw of Confidence

What Makes You Valuable?

Since the beginning of time, every young child has had an innate longing to find the answer to one very important question. With each new experience, interaction and lesson of life, she collects data and applies it toward her answer. Somewhere around the teen years, she hits info-overwhelm. Like a cluttered desk, all that she … Continue reading What Makes You Valuable?

The Beauty of a Dream

What do you want to do with your life? Are you actively pursuing your dream, have you put it on hold or given up on it completely? My dream ignited when I was a teen; I wanted to write a book. At first, the idea was faint and unemotional and throughout the years the title … Continue reading The Beauty of a Dream

Do you Keep Clothes that Don’t Fit?

The American culture may consider skinny healthy and beautiful, but that is not always true.  In my experience, “skinny” was better described “sickly” or “drawn.” My struggle with weight was always in keeping it. After reaching forty,  however, it became easy to  keep meat on my bones, but, even then, weight-loss wasn’t a challenge. When my clothes got too … Continue reading Do you Keep Clothes that Don’t Fit?

When Transitions Take FOREVER

It’s Memorial Day Weekend. A lot of preparations have been happening on Cape Cod to prepare for the start of our busy season. Many businesses have reopened, restaurants have restocked and summer homes have been completed.  Yet, as the tourists arrive, the excitement is clouded because the warm weather has not yet made it’s full … Continue reading When Transitions Take FOREVER

Do Ashes Cover your Beauty?

My nieces were leaning on the edges of their seats, intrigued by the age-old story of Cinderella. My daughter was playing the role of the mistreated orphan who didn’t give up when life dealt her difficulties. Watching her performance through the eyes of the children had me reminiscing of the days when Tori’s  dream of being … Continue reading Do Ashes Cover your Beauty?