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
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
Stylish, by definition, is trendy, modern, fashionable, sophisticated, elegant, glamorous. When someone or something is “stylish” it captivates our hearts and attracts our attention. A woman is considered stylish if she follows fashion and gives attention to the details of her makeup, hair and nails. A home is considered stylish if the details and finish are … Continue reading Are You Stylish?
When did the quest to find yourself begin? Did you know who you were as a little girl? Did you discover your true identity in High school? Did your passion, purpose and personality suddenly reveal itself, or was it a progressive unveiling? Who am I? Most of us question our identity throughout our lives. We begin by roleplaying … Continue reading Making Peace with your Style
Autumn is officially upon us and once again we New Englanders find ourselves pulling out last year’s sweaters and boots and squeezing them into our closet full of summer clothing, which we are not yet ready to put away. (After all, this dreadful weather is going to calm and Sunday will be beautiful again!) Crowded closets … Continue reading 7 Ways to Save Money on Clothing
With Texas facing such unfathomable devastation, I find it hard to blog about beauty today, but since the media is so concerned with Melania’s choice in shoes right now, I suppose it’s not too inappropriate to discus the topic. Appropriate footwear It’s true, what we wear on our feet shows how committed we are to … Continue reading Are you More Confident in Stilettos or Sneakers?
Summer is typically considered the season to take time to play, rest and renew. The change in routine and slower pace has a way of refreshing us and giving us strength to carry on. When we were children, we were given a ‘timeout” as a means of discipline; maybe this is why we sometimes feel badly … Continue reading Do you Need a Timeout?
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
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
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?
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