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"Self-awareness equals confidence."

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Dear Friends,

Aren't you excited about the daffodils, tulips, and cherry blossoms outside? Just as our yards and gardens and parks are springing to life right now, so are gorgeous spring colors and styles flooding into the shops.

And while looking at the styles in the windows is energizing, the next step is doing the work to find The Real You in the midst of what's out there.

Meet Audrey

Which brings me to my delightful new client, Audrey. As soon as we began working together, I knew that there was something unique about the way that Audrey sees herself. When you work in someone's closet, you see a side of them you don't always experience from the outside.

Audrey loves clothes. And like many of us, she had some things in her closet that weren't quite right for her. Maybe they were too baggy, the wrong size, or the proportion was off. Audrey does have style - she just wasn't always using it to her advantage.

Audrey's Simple But Powerful Outlook

Here's why my experience with Audrey was so different: instead of thinking that her body had a problem, she repeatedly talked about how the clothes weren't right for her. She is comfortable with her body, happy with her assets and settled in with the rest of herself. Instead of being critical of herself when she tried on something that didn't fit, she saw it as a problem with the clothing, not her body. I can tell you from experience, this is an unusual reaction!

It's Not Me, It's the Clothes

This point of view continued during our shopping trip to round out Audrey's wardrobe. I cautioned her that she might try on 100 things and buy 10. Of course, she grimaced like everyone does in the beginning. But she quickly came to acceptance, thanks to her healthy, positive mindset that her body is great the way it is - that it's merely her choice of clothing that could use some improvement. With that kind of attitude, it's a quick and easy shift from the wrong choices to Smart Choices and ultimately, The Real You.

Tap into a Positive View of Your Body

I'm not saying this is easy - or that I've mastered this mindset myself. I am, however, suggesting this is something we all think about the next time we step in front of a mirror. What would it be like to be less critical and more accepting of your body? Can you channel your inner Audrey? It's a thought worth pondering and just one more reason I love what I do. It allows me to help you find The Real You while also learning more about myself each time I work with a new client.

Enjoy the season. Find something special that fits who you are now and join those gorgeous spring blossoms!
Patricia Gorham

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