Hey there! I am honored to be one of the famous Beauty Battalion teammates! I am excited to be able to share who I am with you and let you know that I am committed to making a difference in how women embrace their humanity and accept their unique beauty.
I have two powerful and inspiring children that I am so blessed to have. They are my reason for being and they have taught me so much about life and myself. Over my life I have had over a dozen pets – I know! I am a sucker for a furry face. This is my lil Boston Gingy. Just love her!
I grew up being a farm girl. My father owned hundreds of acres and I worked every summer harvesting cherries and in the winter, harvesting apples. It was very hard work then but I miss it now. My first ride was a tractor at age 14!
At age five, life was forever changed for me. I was abducted for a day by a kidnapper. I felt like my life was in vivid color and after that abduction life seemed just black and white. I struggled with feeling safe and I started to eat to cope with my anxiety. In pictures before age five I was normal weight, after the incident, I was heavier. My parents dealt with things by not talking about them so I never worked through the impact of that traumatic event until my twenties. (See my full story in my book: Re-Framing Your Life a Guide To Becoming Invincible sold on this site)
I grew up being heavier than my sisters or friends. I was told by family who truly wanted to motivate me that I would never get a date being fat. No one would hire me because I was fat and I would always be picked last because I was fat. I hated being chubby as a kid especially when I was ridiculed or judged. I would starve myself and almost pass out so that I could lose weight, then my dad would make me eat something. My weight has been a battle for me off and on my whole life. Needless to say I had huge self image issues. It took me years of introspection and processing to realize that I am valuable and beautiful and that my weight only stops me if I buy into other people’s opinions of what is acceptable.
I have been asked if I am pro-fat and trying to promote being fat. The answer is No. I am not pro-fat nor am I trying to change anyone else’s opinion. I am promoting not being stopped by anyone or anything who seeks to dominate me by making me feel bad about myself. I am promoting COURAGE to be one self and live a full life. COURAGE to define yourself and not put anyone else’s opinion of you above your own and COURAGE to be who you are and do what you are meant to do without being afraid of how you look. In our culture beauty can take you far. I assert that character can take you farther. It is a health issue to be overweight. It is a character flaw to be hateful and judgmental. Being fat should not determine our worth. Have the courage to love yourself as you are.
In my practice I have had the privilege of coaching thousands of clients. I have heard it all. I believe that the most difficult things for people to talk about is sex. Men find it easier to have sex but both men and women struggle with shame or guilt. If you have a rockin sex life then congrats! For those of you who struggle with sex issues there is probably something in your past that is preventing you from being free. Sex is something that deserves to be discovered by you not forced or taken. Sex is a big need for everyone and self esteem determines your ability to enjoy a great sex life.
My favorite work is when I create that A-HA moment for others. Whether it is the husband who doesn’t listen to his hurt wife because he cannot handle strong emotion or the mother who is critical of her child that causes her to rebel and cut herself or the guilty spender who hides her credit card statements from her husband. Everyone has relationship issues and I am masterful at creating healing and connection again. I have a program called the “Soul Mate Second Chance.” It truly gets couples to face their real problems and once and for all transform them.
One more thing about me is that I read people. Call it intuition or being woo woo – I don’t know but I can sometimes tap into people upon first meeting them and know their history or what is coming their way etc. Kinda crazy about me but it is fun. I don’t want people to fully depend on anyone else’s ideas so while it is interesting, I ask that they still think for themselves.
We at Beauty Battalion are all about self acceptance and we have coined the 4 E’s of aging. Engage, embrace, empower and enlighten.
- Engage – participate in self discovery and introspection of where your story of your femininity emerged. What is your story? Do you love you? If yes – great – if not let’s go to the next step;
- Embrace – full acceptance of you. Your hips, your breasts, your lips, your face, your size, your weight, etc. Without full embrace of ourselves and our story we are not able to move to no 3…
- Empower – to be set free, liberated and emancipated from the negative beliefs that have shackled you. This is where love of self takes hold and you become free to be you and then you are able to…
- Enlighten – illuminate your essence and assist others who need you to be their strength. You are truly a source of inspiration and love for others.