You guys might recognize this incredibly gorgeous woman, she is a forever muse of mine and I love her so much that I have our art together hung in my office and home…
You never really know the battle that someone is fighting, or better yet overcoming, at first glance. I have had so many clients sit in my office, point to her pictures and say “wow I wish I had that confidence” not knowing that she was fighting her own battles. I think this is a very common theme this summer. Don’t Assume.
Don’t assume you know what someone is going through, don’t assume everyone has your best interest at heart. Don’t assume to know someone at all…until you do.
Let people reveal themselves to you. On their own time and in their own way.
That is one of the magical things about what we do here. As our clients strip down physically, more often than not they are stripping down emotionally and spiritually with us as well. Now of course, I, of all people, am a strong believer that as women we are so much more than our bodies. But I do believe we cannot forget the importance of celebrating our “vessels” as part of the entirety of our existence.
How are we supposed to expose our souls if we are constantly so afraid to reveal it’s shell?
Because that is what your body is after all… a vessel for your spirit, your soul, your thoughts, your dreams, your love, your heartbreak, your failures and accomplishments. Your body tells your story….and what a beautiful story that is.
“For the past 5 or so years I have always felt “behind”. I wasn’t where I thought I would be, have the job/success I thought I should have at my age. I felt I was at an age where so many friends were married with kids, had great careers, etc. and I was starting over; Reverting to childhood, learning things I should have learned growing up, but an unhealthy environment taught me the wrong lessons. I was lost and a colossal failure.
I remember the first time I said no to something I didn’t want to do, the first time I allowed myself to be ok with my feelings, the first time I stood up for myself..it was all so magical, and also incredibly terrifying..but holy shit I did it and the world didn’t fall apart! I did lose a few people in my life, sometimes looked like the bad guy, but I realize becoming a better person takes these changes. And by better person- I mean a better person for ME.
I was recently giving advice about college. I said “you go at a pace comfortable for you. What matters is that you finish, not how quickly.” To me this is the most comforting thing, I wish I had accepted in my early 20s. Everyone’s pace, journey, story, is different and its so important to allow ourselves the freedom of being “in our own time”.