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Why "Fake it till You Make it" is Malarkey

If you’ve been in any type of business platform or in television, chances are that you have heard a term that literally cuts me to the core every time that I hear it.  “Fake it till you make it.”

This. Is. Why. 

The term itself insinuates 1 of 2 things that you repeat over and over to yourself.

  1. That you aren’t intrinsically good enough to do something or worthy of a particular position.   Just because your goal takes hard work, dedication, and resilience does not lessen your current value.  Do the hard work, be dedicated, fight for resilience but DO NOT FAKE THESE THINGS.  When you have the internal mindset that you are faking your way into a position, your subconscious will always find a way to put you back in the place that you feel you are worth.  I want to encourage you to Be Bold In Who You Truly Are. Don’t confuse your inner worth with the outward reflection of your willingness to do the work. 
  2. That the thing...
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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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Letters to my Daughter - Identity

To My Daughter,

I want you to know who I am.

I want you to truly know who I am, because I know that will only help you know who you truly are.

No Makeup

No Phone

No Mistakes

Just the pure adventure of getting to know each other better.

How do I take the time to make sure that you know who I am today?

When you wake up early in the morning and find me in the office with a dim light studying, I will continue to study.  At least, for a few minutes while we snuggle in my green desk chair.  You see, I bought the larger sized chair knowing that you would want to climb up there with me.  I wanted you to fit, and to know that you fit right there by my lap as I stroke your soft strawberry blonde curls.  I want you to know that studying is a big part of my life, and that I thoroughly enjoy learning new things.  I want you to know that it is ok to love to learn, and actually enjoy the process of learning.  When you ask me about what I am reading, I want to make...

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The Making of a Music Video

Do you ever get a crazy awesome idea?  I do.  I get them all the time.  I think that is part of being creatively inclined.  As I have gotten older, I have decided to act more on the crazy awesome idea thing.  I mean, why not?  As I have been getting out of my comfort zone and sharing more with all of you about some of my personal journeys , I have been getting more and more of these ideas.  Crazy ideas.  Like, I just completed a project that will actually show you all how painfully extroverted I am.  Any other extroverts out there?  Try running a completely non disclosure business for nearly 21 years, as an extrovert and come back to me later on that one.  

But the past few weeks, I have been telling myself over and over again, “I can not believe I am doing this! This is literally nuts.”  I mean I am really putting myself out there, but at the same time, I am totally comfortable doing this.  It was no...

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Legalism Vs Grace

This past Monday, I did not even realize that it was a Monday before I had put on makeup. I know that I am truly in the habit of going makeupless each and every Monday, or at least I had been. It’s in my planner, it is in my digital calendar, and it did not happen. When I was reaching for my mascara that morning, I started going through the activities of the day in my head. You see, I had been in the habit of putting on full makeup for the past 2 days due to a video shoot, and then a music video shoot that were both over the weekend. So the makeup went on, regardless of the date. So here I am, putting my mascara on and thinking about the day. I had a particular appointment that day that I was literally thinking, “I wonder if that would be awkward for them, since I won’t have makeup on?”. This was my very thought as I was swiping that mascara on to my lashes. I looked in the mirror and instantly felt guilty. I felt like a fraud. I felt like I was lying to...

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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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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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