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Letters to my Daughter - Comfort

To My Daughter,

I want to be comfortable in my own skin, to show you that you can also be comfortable in your own skin.

 

I want to be at peace with my body, with all of its flaws. I am at peace with the mommy pouch that made it possible for me to become a mother. I want to only use positive words about my face and my body, whether you are with me, or at school. I want you to know that I am comfortable in my own skin, to the point that it seems a little odd to hear that someone else is not. I am proud of the fact that you had to ask me what the word “fat” meant when learning sight words. You hadn’t heard it yet, and didn’t quite understand it’s meaning. Though you don’t know how life shattering that word has been to many women, I know that our society will open your eyes to deemed perfection at some point. So I want to make sure you have a strong foundation to pull from.

I want you to know that you have a strong body that can accomplish many...

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The True Cost of Effortless Beauty

The True Cost of Effortless Beauty

This message has been on my heart for quite some time now.  I feel and see so many women chasing the image of effortless beauty every day.  We want it, at least a piece of it for ourselves.  The thought that I could just roll out of bed, pull my hair tie out and perfectly beautiful waves of golden hair would just fall out drenching my face with the glow of much needed highlights.  Throw on a pair of well broken-in jeans, maybe a thermal on a morning like today, and just be, well, effortless.  It sounds so freeing, so captivating, and yet so realistic. What does Effortless Beauty actual entail?

We see the fashion blogger that seems to have everything together.  Her hair perfectly coiffed and her eyebrows on point.  Doing nothing really, just floating along the sidewalk looking off into the distance like she could take on the world, and she does. Effortlessly.

We see a mom on Instagram that has a perfectly simple...

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Why MakeuplessMonday?

Why Makeupless Monday?

This question keeps coming up across the community, and I love it! 

So why did you create #makeuplessmonday?  

I had to think about it for a while, because for so many years I have been sharing this thought process privately with clients.  I had only really recently thought about going beyond my inner circle and clients since Fall of last year.  Have you ever thought,  “If only I could __________, then that might help other people that I will never have the chance to meet?”  I’ve been thinking a lot about that lately.  Maybe you see something that you feel needs to be addressed, but you aren’t quite sure that what you have to say will make an impact. Maybe your heart will just end up out there in the vast abyss of knowledge that is available?  The first #makeuplessmonday video that I shared was just 9 weeks ago, and my honest intention with the first post was the accumulated passion of years with...

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Healed, Healthy, Whole

Healed, Healthy, Whole

So here we are again, just you and I on a personal journey to healing.  There may be thousands of other women and men that are getting stronger through this process, but your journey is about you.  How do you feel after the first week of really getting to know yourself?  It’s amazing that when we start on the journey to heal poor facial relation, that other areas of our hearts also start to soften and heal.  I know that you are most likely still feeling a little uncomfortable while getting to know all of the intricacies of your facial features in the mirror.  The most uncomfortable part has hopefully passed and you are starting to develop a deep appreciation for your features.  I am proud of you on so many levels.  This is not an easy journey and it will take more time to heal. Below you will find 4 other tools that helped me tremendously, that I still use with clients each and every week.  I have worked with...

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Small Steps that Heal Facial Relation

Small Steps that Heal Facial Relation

Thank you for coming back!  I know that last week’s message was on the heavy hitting side, and I am proud of you for starting the journey to healing. I know that many of you saw yourself inside the identifier questions.  Now that you have had a week to think about your initial responses, how do you feel? Do you think that you may have been a little too hard on yourself?  Do you still find that you are too imperfect? That you are too uneven? That you are too *Fill In The Blank*?

I can imagine that you want a solution that will heal you overnight. I know that I did, and I wish I had that to offer you. I can tell you that there is no overnight, painless solution. What I can say is that this is a process, and that the pain you initially feel will go away. Healing poor facial relation will never be as painful as the disconnect that caused your poor facial relation. Learning how to see our own worth while being bombarded by...

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Am I Living With Poor Facial Relation?

Am I Living With Poor Facial Relation?

I want to applaud you for taking the first step and meeting me here. I know that so many of you saw yourselves in my own story that I shared last week. I also know that there are many more individuals that desperately want to feel a sense of relief about the relationship they have with their face. I am not exaggerating when I say that I have physically felt pain when told by a client that they hate their face. HATE. That is such a strong and powerful word, and yet I know that it has been filtered through before it has even been shared with me. They thought this through time and time again before they dared to share it out loud in an appointment. It was probably rehearsed while driving in the car on the way to see me. “If I could just tell her how much I hate my face and the way I look, maybe she would understand and could help me?” You may be living that same scenario right now. For me, living with poor Facial Relation was not an...

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You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

Let me first start by saying that when I started the Disclosed Blog, that I never imagined that I would be in a place that I would comfortably talk about my own battle with Facial Relation.  In the past few weeks, I have seen so much growth and strength building up across a community of women that are hungry for help. Hungry for a solution.  For many, they didn’t even know that their struggles were shared by so many other women.  You don’t amount nearly 30,000 followers “overnight” without sharing something of value that changes the lives of those around you, or at least gives hope. I am not just talking purely about social media following, I am talking about an entire community that has surrounded me and has confirmed that what I am not afraid to talk about is helping them in some way.  My email has been flooded, I have been contacted by friends that I haven’t seen in 25 years, and clients that are proud of me for...

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Strong, Beautiful, and Worthy

Strong, Beautiful and Worthy

Have you ever been so passionate about something that it hurt? Like it physically hurt every time that you talked about it. Like there was so much passion bubbling up inside that your passion alone could complete its own marathon? Like nothing could stop you from sharing that one thing with others. Like, everyone…or at least anyone who would listen? Do you know that level of passion. Do you know that level of drive?

I have been at this for so long, that you would think that this overflow of passion would somehow dry up, or fade away, or in some way be squelched by the trials that life has brought me. It hasn’t. In fact, it has only gotten stronger, more vibrant, and more intense as time goes on. I don’t know if it has anything to do with the process of getting older or with the fact that I have survived 2 significant illnesses over the past 7 years and a myriad of other potentially life controlling issues. Perhaps that has given me a...

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"Sticks and Stones" is a Farce

Sticks and Stones is a Farce 

Have you ever heard the old adage “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me?”  To be totally honest, I am not even sure that kids these days even hear this, but I know my generation sure did.  It was engrained into us from a very young age.  It was the parental guardian’s answer to a child any time that they had hurt feelings over something that had been said to them.  I remember having to repeat it time and time again when another child said something hurtful.  I remember hearing my friends repeat it alongside their parents when they had been told something mean by one of their friends.  

This is not about the choice to take offense or not when someone has hurt our feelings.  This is about the message that we are sending our children. The message that was loud and clear in my generation.

So what is that message? What are we telling our children?  The conceptual idea...

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The Final TIME OUT

The FINAL TIME OUT

Has the past week been a little awkward saying so many good things about yourself?  Do you feel like you’ve gotten a little stronger mentally?  My genuine hope is that you gain strength every day through speaking your affirmations.  The path to healing and freedom from your internal monologue is just a few short minutes away.  You are Strong, You are Beautiful, You are Worthy. Let’s take that step together to dismantle that mountain rock by rock. I am right here with you, are you ready to take the next step?


Are you ready to finally break free from the second list?  Are you really ready?  Then we have got some serious work to do. This TIME OUT is for those who are truly ready to stop punishing themselves with their internal monologue.


I can only imagine what you have written down on this list.  After all of the horrible things that I have heard women say about themselves out loud I can only begin to fathom the...

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