DRESSING UP FROM THE INSIDE OUT
“You shall love God your Elohim with all your heart, and all your being, and with all your might.”
— Matthew 22:37
There are 2 kinds of men and women I come across regularly: the one who is whole and healed on the inside, but doesn’t think taking care of his/her external appearance is important. And the well dressed, well presented person, who is a mess on the inside. I used to be the latter. Welcome to INSIDE OUT, a simple, practical recipe I follow to dress up from the inside out.
I am a firm believer in coaching, ensuring that my butt is kicked by those with the integrity and track record I choose to follow, and being held accountable by those smarter, faster and stronger than me. Any woman serious about achieving her goals in life will have a coach. So when it comes to our beauty, it is not just internal. It is not just external. It is both. It is our responsibility to nurture and strengthen our hearts and minds, and our bodies, and to reflect on the outside the woman that is on the inside. This is good for self-confidence, self-esteem, for business and for overall well-being.
The price we pay when we don’t invest our time, money and effort in our ongoing personal development is too high. It produces conflict in marriage, burdensome debt, stressful parenting, poor health, overworked days at the office, sloppy style and dead dreams.
My coaching program contains powerful references and explanations to the tools that continue to produce powerful results in my life - for mind, heart and body. So I invite you to meet the 3 dynamic people in my life whose knowledge, teaching and expertise have become a way of life for me.
At the heart of LindaPaige is the superpower of humility, which I believe is at the core of our spirit of beauty. This is not a pious, religious statement. It comes from many years of doing life the wrong way! Many years of letting my ego hold me back, knock me down and communicate the wrong message to the world. When a woman is grounded in her identity, is well loved, and loves well, she is powerful and beautiful. We are to outdo one another in honouring one another (Romans 12:10), so at the heart of LindaPaige is a deep, passionate commitment to life one another up.
Our bodies are holy temples (1 Cor 6) and weight fluctuation is the #1 reason why women dress down and hide. Stop waiting for the weight. Learn to accept and embrace your shape. Do not be distracted by your size. There is a shade of red for every woman. There is a beautiful dress for every woman. There is a pair of gorgeous jeans for every woman. And your body is a machine, designed to heal itself no matter what it’s been through.
You’ve heard it before": “As a man thinks, so is he”. And “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right”. Henry Ford. What you see in the mirror is 100% dictated to by your mind. So you have the choice to choose critical thoughts over your body, or to choose life and think and speak positively over yourself. South African born, Texas based Dr Caroline Leaf is a cognitive neuroscientist with a PhD in Communication Pathology, specialising in Neuropsychology. She has studied the mind-brain connection since the early ‘80s. Dr Leaf is an author, speaker and has her own weekly TV show. The 3 women in this chapter of my coaching program have propelled my life forward in so many ways.
When you learn that your spirit of beauty is not an inner issue, not an outer issue, not a mental or emotional issue, but that it is a powerful, all-encompassing, comprehensive gift, then you will learn that style is not limited to what you wear. It impacts every part of your being. And this 3-step recipe I developed years ago continues to serve me daily.