It is truly more important to be healthy and whole than to try to match some unhealthy worldly standard. My father used to say, “I’m pretty good for the shape I’m in.” That’s a good attitude. I remind us to appreciate our body and all it does for us. It’s the vehicle that gets us where we want to go-even if the pace is slow at times. Knowing your body type directs you to flattering clothing styles and coordination. To learn more, get yourself to my Style for Life Retreat. Be careful in all you do and make mindful dressing part of your everyday life.
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Posted in become an image consultant, Body Image, Body Language, Clothing, health and wellness, how to be a personal stylist, how to be an image consultant, Women, tagged become a fashion consultant, become a personal shopper, become an image consultant, Body Image, mindful dressing on May 27, 2016| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Body Image, Clothing, color, Etiquette, Grooming, health and wellness, Make-Up, Personal Style, School, what not to wear, Women, tagged common cold cures, fashion therapy, feeling sick, irritated eyes, look good feel good on January 28, 2016| 2 Comments »
So you have a cold, and you look as bad as you feel — itchy, irritated eyes; swollen eyelids at half mast; a bright red nose; and dry, cracked lips. But you can’t stay in bed. Commitments and responsibilities require you to get up and get going. I’ll bet we can all relate. If this sounds like you, here are some tips on how to look like you’re on top of the world instead of under the weather.
- While you’re still in bed in the morning, fight back with a series of stretches to limber up and pump oxygen through your bloodstream to help get you moving. This should leave you feeling a little more alive.
- Once you’re up, it’s a question of bath or shower. A bath can be wonderfully soothing, but if time is short and you must shower, make it comfortably hot and steamy to help clear your sinuses. Let the water run over your neck and shoulders to limber you up further.
- After a bath or shower, apply your favorite moisturizing lotion as a protection against the drying effects of winter weather and central heating. While you’re at it, don’t forget to apply a light film of protective lotion on your face. If your nose is red and raw from continuous blowing, apply a little petroleum jelly on the area to soothe thesore skin.
- Good eye drops will relieve irritated eyes and help red eyes look lessaggravated. Cold compresses made from tea bags steeped in ice-cold water are good for swollen eyelids and puffiness under your eyes. The tannic acid in the tea reduces swelling and increases circulation. For best results, place a tea bag over each eye and sit back or lie down for five or ten minutes.
- Go light on breakfast but don’t skip it, even if you’re not hungry. You need it for energy. For something light, try juice and toast. Pop some vitamin C and drink extra fluids all day long to flush your system. Hot water with lemon juice and honey workwonders to soothe a sore throat, as does gargling with salt water or mouth wash. Honey soothes the throat and lemon cuts the phlegm. Drink it all day long.
- Don’t forget to brush your teeth — fresh breath makes you feel fresh all over. Even if you don’t feel like it, flash yourself a smile in the bathroom mirror; even a practice grin can perk up your mood.
- If you’re really feeling sick, you probably won’t want to wear makeup and perhaps ought to stay home altogether. But if you absolutely must go out, makeup is next and so essential to looking and feeling the best you can.
- Now that you’re relatively ready to get dressed, it time for some fashion therapy. It’s important to think of clothes power as a way of boosting your spirit. Now is not the time to wear your sloppiest, thrown-together outfit simply because you don’t feel good. Instead, wear a favorite, comfortable yet sharp looking outfit — one you often get compliments on. Avoid wearing red or green as they repeat or contrast with redness in your face. Look for something in a soft coral or shrimp, blue or gray.
- You may go through hot and cold spells throughout the day, so dress in layers to stay warm. If you feel flushed you can simply remove a layer and feel relieved. If you have a sore throat, wrap a silk scarf around your neck attractively. It feels great, and when you look great, chances are you’ll soon begin to feel more like it, too. That’s clothes power.
- Take care of yourself. There’s nothing better than hot chicken soup to soothe congestion and an aching body. Take a thermos of soup for lunch. It really does speed recovery.
- Yes, you can cough or sneeze into your elbow, but better yet, take a nice handkerchief with you and use that to cover your nose and mouth if you cough or sneeze. Bring an ample supply of lotion-treated tissues for blowing your nose and throw them away immediately after using. If you can, wash your hands, with real soap and warm water, or use hand sanitizer in a pinch. Excuse yourself from shaking hands, as hand-to-hand contact is the most common way to spread germs.
- Take eye drops, always a way to soothe and make your eyes look healthier.
- During the day, refresh your lipstick and spritz on some perfume.
- Most of all, think positively.
- Face the day with a smile and if you’ve followed these tips, people may not even know that you have a cold.
If you’d like to learn more about the influence of dress and image in your life, consider reading my Clothes Power book with instructions and examples regarding people a lot like you: Wardrobe Strategy book #1, Clothes Power for $27.97. You’ll find charts that will summarize the information and simplify your learning and application. Order through Conselle’s Store or call 801-224-1207 and order directly through Kathy. Order Clothes Power.
Posted in become an image consultant, health and wellness, LIfestyle, School, Trends, Uncategorized, Women, tagged accredited school for image consultants, fulfulling career, how to be a personal shopper, how to be a personal stylist, how to be an image consultant, learn to be a personal shopper, learn to be an image consultant, top careers on February 26, 2015| Leave a Comment »
Most people think that they should just naturally know how to dress well. Yet there are so many who would admit that they don’t. There’s no shame in this. Some people are naturally better at math and science, some better at the arts. If these skills don’t come naturally, does that mean we just give up and never learn math, science, art, etc.? Obviously not, or there would be hundreds of teachers standing in the unemployment line. Skills that don’t come naturally to some can be learned with the right teaching conditions.
Self presentation skills are no different. Unfortunately, this is subject that many people didn’t learn as children or teens. They need for an educated instructor to teach them how to look great in any and every situation as adults. Could that instructor be you? Does dressing well come easily to you? How about dressing other people well? Let’s go back to grade school again. Just because you’re a math wiz it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a fabulous math teacher. There must be a proper foundation, framework, content and methods to teach any subject. Lots of people teach what they “know intuitively” when it comes to image consulting, which may be confusing or may not apply to their clients unless they have learned relevant teaching methods.
Where do you find these methods? You could study blog posts that contradict each other with what’s hot today and not tomorrow. OR you could look into the longest established institute of image management in the country, with over 30 years experience in educating image consulting professionals.
Posted in Accessories, become an image consultant, Body Image, Body Language, Closet, Clothing, color, Dress, Dress Code, Events, Grooming, health and wellness, LIfestyle, Make-Up, Men, Personal Style, Trends, what not to wear, Women on September 24, 2014| 4 Comments »
Posted in become an image consultant, Body Image, Closet, Clothing, color, Dress, Dress Code, Etiquette, Events, Grooming, health and wellness, LIfestyle, Make-Up, Personal Style, School, Trends, Uncategorized, what not to wear, Women, tagged busy mom, color, image consultant, image retreat, personal stylist, working mom on August 28, 2014| 1 Comment »
People have asked me, “How do you dare to tell other people what to wear?” An easy answer, I dare because I care. And it’s OK for you to care too. I know first-hand the positive difference discovering your personal style in dress can make in your everyday life. As I tell my clients, the clothing you wear affects the way you think, the way you feel, the way you act, and then the way others react or respond to you. Nothing vain or superficial about that!
With the start of a new school year and the change in seasons coming up, it’s a fine time to take time to care for yourself. You’ve likely been giving a lot of time and attention to others all summer, perhaps even so much of yourself there’s hardly anything left for you. It’s time to get in touch with yourself and your spirit, to renew how you think of yourself–your values, personality, and goals for the next few months. Then give some thought to how you might reflect those aspects of yourself through your clothes and accessories.
Making little changes in what you wear can add up to a big transformation in how you see yourself and how others see and respond to you. Yes, you can do this yourself, or you could join us for our 5 day Style For Life Retreat and speed up the process.
- Take charge of the way you see yourself and others see you
- Discover, define, and develop your own personal style
- Zero in on strategies for dressing slim and a fabulous fit
- Improve your self-presentation
- Enhance self-image
- Increase self-confidence
- Never be a fashion victim again!
Join us at the legendary and luxurious Little America hotel in Salt Lake City, November 17-22, 2014, and discover a New You! GET MORE INFORMATION HERE or call Kathy at 801-224-1207.
Posted in become an image consultant, Clothing, color, health and wellness, people watch, Personal Style, Trends, what not to wear, Women, tagged become an image consultant, color, Easter shopping, Spring trends on April 11, 2014| Leave a Comment »
The stores are filled with pale colors this Spring. Some are wonderful when they repeat and therefore emphasize your personal coloring. Others are so pale they can’t repeat or contrast with your personal coloring. They reflect a lot of light and appear to wash you out. How can you know which colors will bring you to life? The answer is in your personal coloring.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014, the Expressive Image Therapy Association was organized, creating the foundation for a new field of study, counseling, and treatment of many mental health disorders.
Acting as the association’s first president is Judith Rasband, Kathryn Wolters as vice president, and Dani Slaugh as secretary. Charter members include Sarita Singh, Dawn Nieto, Rebecca S. Boles, Leslie Anne Jeanfreaw, Kathleen M. Doctor, Cristina C. Johnson, and Ann Johnson.
What is Expressive Image Therapy?
Expressive image therapy is the use of the elements of image—dress, grooming, and body language—to facilitate non-image treatment goals. It is a creative collaboration between the client and the therapist. In essence, it is a clinical collaboration of art and science. The role of image therapy within a multi-disciplinary treatment program is to complement and enhance the clinical work being done in individual, group, and family therapy; the role of the image therapist is to have a comprehensive understanding of individual treatment goals and progress in order to support this within the context of individual or group image therapy sessions.
Expressive image therapy is a mental health profession in which clients, guided by the image therapist, use clothing and accessories, grooming, and body language to:
- explore their thinking and feelings as well as their behavior
- develop increased self awareness
- work out emotional conflicts
- better manage behavior and possible addictions
- increase self-esteem or sense of self worth
- increase social skills
- reduce anxiety
- improve reality orientation
A major goal in image therapy is to improve or restore a client’s ability to function effectively and his or her sense of personal well-being. Image therapy requires knowledge of visual design in dress and grooming including the reactive process. It requires knowledge of human development, physiology and anatomy, psychological and sociological aspects of image, as well as psychological counseling theories and techniques.
Conselle is proud to be a supporter of this innovative approach to expressive therapy! For those who want to know more about this new professional field call 801-224-1207 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.