Change is hard to notice when it happens in increments. But when it swings your life like a pendulum, it can shake you to the very core.
I have felt the pendulum swing in the last 8 weeks dramatically. June/July were some of the hardest months I’ve had in several years. My poor little self couldn’t emotionally handle the stress of parenthood, going another month with no job offers for my super qualified husband’s job search, I was tired of every possible responsibility on my plate, and downright unhappy. I was working too much, playing too little, and each day felt like a hurdle. My relationships were suffering and I couldn’t figure out why people couldn’t just think and act more like I wanted them to! I stopped posting regularly on my blog, stopped my 52 week family life project, recycled old material and longed for the days where I felt regularly inspired to return again.
In the midst of this struggle I stumbled upon a program and book that CHANGED MY LIFE.
It’s humbling to find such direction when we weren’t even seeking it out. A little heavenly gift from the divine who knows what we need, even when we don’t.
Enter: Dressing Your Truth. A program that on first assessment appears to be about teaching you how to dress according to your energy/personality but is so much more. On the outward level of appearance, it’s been an astounding experience to discover tools that for the first time in my life have me feeling confident and fully embracing my appearance. I now understand what colors, design line, fabric, texture, and patterns look best on me. I know what hair style looks best on me. I know what make up looks best on me and what jewelry and assessories will be the most flattering. Taking the time to figure out those simple guidelines and following them has been amazing. Changing how I look has helped me change how I feel.
On a far deeper and more significant level, this program has illuminated my life relationships. It has improved my marriage and made me a better mother. Before you dive into the program you are introduced to four different energy types. It’s not a multiple choice test where you add up your answers, but you simply read through the descriptions of each type and find the one that resonates the strongest with you. I learned more about myself through that assessment than I have in 30+ years of trying to figure out who I was. I learned more about my husband through reading the other profiles than I have in five years of marriage. I learned more about my strengths and weaknesses, and finally came to the most wonderful acceptance of who I was and WHY I was that way instead of regularly feeling that I needed to change certain behaviors to be like someone else.
I now have a reference point for all my family conflict! I now have a reference point for my own inner struggles! That type of information is PURE GOLD!
Yes, to say that this program is just about knowing how to dress your best is a gross understatement. It has changed my life and my relationships. Rarely rarely, do I ever use my blog to promote products or programs. But not sharing it would feel sort of like I was keeping something so empowering and life changing from others as well. If it can swing the pendulum as dramatically as it has for me, it can do the same for you.
From now through the end of September the program is available for only $99 (Regularly $297) and if you click this link you can sign up and even receive a free $20 Gift card to the Dressing Your Truth Store (a nice little place that I have already found some exciting treasures!).
If $99 is still a stretch for you, I at minimum recommend reading the book (I bought the kindle version for $10 on amazon.) Although the book is already included in the program, I was wary, and purchased it separately before joining–to see if it was something I really would benefit from. The book is transformational for relationships. The online course is where all the application comes into play and the most important details for dress are taught. The online course was worth every single penny. I would have paid far more for it–especially after seeing how deeply it has affected my life. Being a member of the program grants you access to hours and hours of videos and discussions that relate to every part of life. I’m Carol Tuttle’s newest and biggest fan and can’t wait to meet her in person in just two weeks when I attend her conference in Salt Lake City. Yes, I’m that devoted!
So where is my life now? I’m happy and grateful to report that my husband now has a career working at the exact company we hoped for (which is local and allows us to stay in our lovely small town community!). I no longer have the crown of breadwinner upon my head–which has relieved an enormous weight and made my work feel much more “fun” now that the pressure is off. I know who I am so much more clearly and have experienced revitalizing energy as I learn to adapt my routines and lifestyle to be more fitting for the different energy types in our family. I’m still learning how to apply all this new information, but the paradigm of possibility is more clear than ever before. I’m a happier, peaceful, joyful, upgraded version of myself.
The pendulum has swung. And it’s a beautiful thing.
Do you have any questions about the program? Send me an email or leave a comment and I’d be happy to have a discussion!
Wonderful! I’m going to look into this! My own pendulum is swinging somewhat psychotically these days, so I’d love to check this out. Thanks for sharing.
You’re definitely glowing Brooke! Love the new hair and color on you! 🙂
Sounds like my kind of book! I’ve been thinking about you and missing your posts, so I’m glad you’re back! And congratulations on the new job for your husband–that’s wonderful that you can stay in the valley. 🙂
Kristin! I miss you! It’s so great to see that you are finally feeling at home in California! You have so many awesome adventures ahead for you! Thanks for the kind words!
Thank you so much for sharing Brooke. I just listened to you speak at Beloved last week and what you said really resonated with me. Your branches sound very similar to mine and i feel like your lists were what i would write, just not so eloquently. I need to make the time to do this work for myself. thank you again for sharing your personal story, it means a lot!
Thank you so much for your comment! It means the world to me to hear your feedback, especially about my talk. It was a little risky to share such a personal story, but I’m delighted that it has helped people! Best wishes to you on your own growth in your branches 🙂
Hi Brooke, I wondered where you went but assumed you were busy with summer & all that it brings. Your new photos are gorgeous. I love the window light. I’m so jealous that your husband found work close to home. We struggled with this for 2 years & eventually had to leave the valley. Nothing is like Cache Valley. You are so blessed.
We are immensely grateful to stay here, Julie 🙂 And we know what a great blessing it is! You never know, you may just make it back someday! I’m sure the Valley misses you 🙂
You look incredible and the change is so evident in all your new pix! Glad life is lightening up a bit. Look forward to taking another of your classes in the new year! Blessings!
Dearest Brooke, you look sensational! Having known you for a bucket-load of years, I see the top two pictures and think, “Yep, that’s my friend Brooke.” But the updated, New-and-Improved Brooke images are like a revelation! You’ve always been beautiful, but it’s like your insightful, vivacious, make-it-happen, charismatic, delightful personality shines through to the outside more than ever. Congratulations, girl! Love ya!
Thanks friend 🙂
Thank you SO much for sharing this! You look fabulous! So what Type are you?! I signed up for the free Energy Profiling course and may sign up for the online course. I love learning more about people and their nature. I’m sure that learning this info will help me to become more confident not only in myself but in my relationships with others too.
Hi Lisa! I’m a Type 3 with a secondary Type 4. The Type 3 is where I get my constant determination, push, and drive to always be completing projects. I’m really motivated by results. I move quickly through life, I don’t ever pause to consider details because of the abundance of self confidence that I’ll be able to figure it out and make it work. I easily take risks, I want things to happen efficiently, and I like to make a bold impression. I’m not touchy feely, I don’t worry over things, I”m not very sensitive, and I don’t have much fun very often! (All characterstics of Type 2 or Type 1 🙂 It’s been very freeing to stop beating myself up about the fact that I’m not those things naturally, and that the other parts of me are really talents and gifts, not something that should be cast aside so I could be something more warm and sensitive. I still need to be careful in my approach, but finally feeling like it was okay to be me and understanding that I feel and express love differently than other types (and that is okay!) has been amazing to figure out.
I learned the most about the different types through reading the book (moreso than the videos).
The online course is amazing! If you decide to do it, let me know! I’d love to hear what you think!
digging the new look! it really does suit you. glad to see you are back and feeling rejuvenated. your absence on the blog has been missed. i am saving up for october registration! thanks so much i love your blog.
Sarah was telling me that you were in to Dressing Your Truth. I am so excited for you. I discovered it 2 years ago and have absolutely loved it! I can’t tell you how great it is to have a closet full of clothes that I love! Each day I get to wear beautiful things. It’s amazing how that makes me feel inside. Now even when I am cleaning my house I still want to dress my truth instead of wearing old clothes because of how it makes me feel. There is such an energetic shift and hard to explain unless you’ve experienced it.
I knew from your pics that you had to be a 3 or a 1 because I knew that you would look best in the gold jewelry. I was excited to scroll down and find out the you are a 3/4.
I totally agree with you on understanding yourself better. It has helped me a lot in understanding my children and husband too. Once you know that certain things are part of their natural character, it’s a lot easier to be patient, etc. And, it has helped me understand friends and people at church. I just love it all!
So happy for you Brooke! You look amazing!!!
Hey Brooke, once again you are inspiring me! You piqued my interest in this Dressing Your Truth thing because you do look happy and naturally beautiful, and so I’ve been watching some of Carol’s videos and it makes sense to me that we are who we are and should play up our strengths instead of trying to copy someone else’s look. All my life I have felt like I don’t really “get it” when it comes to fashion, and I’ve accepted the fact that it’s just not one of my talents to put outfits together and look amazing. I’ve faked it by trying to copy what I see in magazines or on other people, but I always feel like it’s not really me or that my features are so blah and don’t stand out. I hate having my picture taken because I never look on the outside what I think I look like from the inside. I have some cute,stylish clothes in my closet, but don’t feel like putting them on because I don’t feel comfortable in them. Anyway, needless to say, getting dressed each day is a frustration because I have no idea what to put together. Sometimes I’ll change 5 times before leaving, and still not be satisfied. So I’m intrigued but still skeptical if it could work for me. Sadly, I waited too long and now I missed the $99 special… I’m hoping she’ll have another one soon. I really want to learn more about this asap! If you buy the online course, does it include all the information that is in the book, or is it a good idea to still read the book? I wanted to tell you I am so happy that your husband found a job here and that we get to keep you here in the valley! And I’m excited to see what your next adventure in life is, whatever you decide to do it will be a success and I’m happy that you feel so content. Maybe you will become a DYT consultant??? 🙂 Thanks for sharing your journey, I always enjoy your thoughts.