I think it’s evident in the 100+ comments for the giveaway that most women struggle with feeling and looking their best.
If you feel this way, certainly know that you are not alone.
I just got home from an inspiring weekend conference in Salt Lake City, Utah for the Dressing Your Truth community. It was absolutely surreal and inspiring to be in a hotel ballroom with more than 300 women from all over the world who not only look amazing and confident in their own way, but to also feel each woman be so supportive of one another. There was no feeling of competition. It gave me some insight on what our world would really be like if we each understood our unique selves and all the incredible gifts and beauty that we each bring to the world around us and within us.
As cliche as it sounds, every person who entered (or didn’t enter) is worthy and deserving of this gift. I know your comments influenced a lot of people, and perhaps shifted some paradigms in our own lives.
I’m humbled, so grateful and excited by a generous anonymous donation of another reader who offered to gift one more additional course so we could actually have TWO recipients. I think both of these stories are inspiring, so I’m posting them again here for your benefit.
Ms Brooke. I’m not sure how to go about this as there are so many wonderful deserving women on here. How sad there are so many women out there suffering from self image and appearance, I wish every woman who commented could afford to go, it’s so very kind of you to offer a giveaway for something so special!
To quickly sum up my situation and story in a form that doesn’t require hours to reading or a box of tissue on my part, here it is…
For the last 12 years I have been paid to not only do women’s hair and makeup and “counsel” them in the process on feeling beautiful about themselves. There is nothing more rewarding than being able to change someone’s outer appearance and have it effect them inwardly. I have loved my job, but just like photography having someone else take your picture is a different experience than being the one behind the camera. Having the opportunity to have someone lift ME up and analyze ME would be an absolute dream come true!
My own little world has felt very dark lately and this would definitely be a very needed little light. In the last 6 months my husband and I have lost our best friend to heart complications, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy who was just too early to make it on his own. (This was after almost 7 years of trying to have a child) 2 days after loosing our sweet baby we found out we would not be being accepted into a school program we had really wanted to get into to secure our future, and the final draw was 2 weeks after when my husband was laid off his job and we lost all of our insurance and benefits.
My body has felt broken, and my self image has hit an all time low. Most days I can’t bring myself to get ready to even look in the mirror, I don’t like what I see. I’m in a rut that I just can’t get out of.
I need a new start, new hope and a new perspective. Thank you for sharing your new found joy with us, so many of us are in need of a change!
#2. Mindy Heald
Hi Brooke. Thank you so much for sharing about this program and the change it has made in your life. I have found myself at a place of trying to rediscover who I am and this program sounds like it could help.I think as a homeschooling mom, wife, church volunteer, etc. it can be easy to get your identity wrapped up in what you’re doing and lose your sense of self.In the past year and a half I’ve become a mother-in-law for the second time, a grandmother for the second time, graduated my last child from high school, became an empty nester, was diagnosed with breast cancer, and had a mastectomy and reconstruction.
I spent a couple of months trying to recover from all the surgeries and found myself in a real “funk”. I have struggled to feel beautiful at all in the midst of this even though my husband is able to look past all the scars and deformities and tells me I’m beautiful every day – I just have a hard time believing it.
So needless to say I would love to win this prize, and I appreciate your generosity in sharing, I know someone will be very blessed!
Congrats to them both!
Remember that Sunday, September 30th, is the final day to register for the $99 promotion!
Whether you participate in the program or not, I hope that each of you can have a glimpse of the beautiful and powerful woman that you really are. I’m inspired by the ways that you serve and how strong you are through life’s trials. Thank you for sharing your journey with me.