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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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A Permanent TIME OUT - The Dream

A Permanent TIME OUT

If I would have known 21 years ago that I would have been sitting here with you and having this conversation, I would have kept a journal of all of the negative things that clients have told me about themselves over the years.  I would have kept it to show you that you are not alone in this world. That you are not alone in this journey to a permanent time out of self hatred. In my career I have worked with so many brilliant and talented people.  Even the most brilliant and talented people that I have worked with had a list of words that vexed or consumed them.  

I wish that I could tell you that this process was easy.  I wish that I could wave a magic wand and take away all of the hurt and pain that words have caused you over the years.  I wish that I could go back in time and tell 4 year old you that you are beautiful, that you are wonderful, that you are strong, and that you are worthy.  

Remember the Time Out you gave yourself...

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Let's Take a Time Out

TIME OUT

Let’s take a time out all ready.  Who needs a time out?  We all do.  We need a time out from body and facial negative words. We need a time out from that voice inside that tells us that we aren’t good enough in some way, shape or form because of how we look. We need a time out, but how do we get one?

This process, the one to becoming more body positive is not an easy one when you are standing at the foot of the mountain peering up into the clouds to see the snow capped top.  We weren’t taught these things, and even if we were taught them as children how much of a push from society would it have taken to roll right back down that mountain side?  How old are you now?  Chances are that it took you precisely that long to get you to exactly where you are right now. No matter your age, or your journey it will not take as long to be at a place where these items no longer vex you. So where are you on your journey with body image and...

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What Your Tuck Says About You

What Your Tuck Says About You

Have you ever had one of those mornings? You know the kind. You wake up, get your workout in and before you even step foot in the shower your wheels are already turning thinking about what you are going to wear that day. Wether you have a big interview, are meeting with clients, or spending the day raising tiny humans you want to make sure that your voice is heard. We hope that our clothing choices are sending the messages that we want to convey. We want our bosses to know that we are confident, our family to know that we are committed to loving them, and our friends to know that we are ready for the next adventure. Our clothing can be precursor to how our conversations develop each day. Did you know that something as simple as the way that you choose to tuck your top into your jeans can send a message to your friend Sally before she even catches the first smile you send her direction? It may be purely subliminal but here are a few rules that I have...

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