“Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” - Veronica A. Shoffstall
Fralisa and I as we closed out the celebration
Meditation session with Esther...relaxing.
Our day started off with, Spiritual Life Coach, Esther Alley teaching the women the power of meditation and connecting to their divine source. It is through this connection we are able to tap into our higher self, where the self-love really begins. The women had an opportunity to experience three different types of mediation styles because often we think of mediation as just sitting and being silent. The one that stood out the most was guided meditation because if really helps maintain focus.
The women working on their "Just Say Yay" project.
Next, was "JUST SAY YAY!!" with Creative Life and Retreat Coach, Kelly Morrison, Kelly walked the women through an art exercise that helped them acknowledge who they are and the gifts they bring to the world. I really enjoyed seeing the women get into their inner child and self-expression with the use of crayons, markers and power words. This activity was really introspective and impactful to many.
Photographer Sonja Morgan...captured the event and did a mini-photoshoot with each lady. Awesome!
Getting in front of a camera and feeling confident is not an easy for many women. When you have an amazing woman behind the camera cheering you on, it becomes easier. You forget someone is looking at you through this little hole. LOL
Sonja helped every woman feel comfortable and beautiful as each she stepped in front of the camera for her spotlight moment.
Belly Dancer's, Shelly and Nona, really rocked the house showing women that belly dance is a wonderful way to reconnect with your body and YOUR sexy. At the end of their session the ladies were able to do a 5-minute choreography. It was so much fun shimmying our hearts out!
Finally, we ended our day with a SOUL TRAIN DANCE LINE and reminder that we are ALL beautiful AND that a Madly In Love With Me celebration is in order EVERYDAY!!!
Thank you to all the ladies who chose to share YOUR day with us!!!
A while back I was at a local firm where I was introduced to one of their consultants. This young man had a friendly manner to him and had evidently taken care to dress in a dress shirt, tie, and slacks and present himself professionally when working with clients. But there was one glaring oversight: head to toe, all of his clothes were wrinkled. In fact, they looked like they were just pulled from a pile of clothes on the floor.
Now you may think that a detail like wrinkled clothing could easily be overlooked. But imagine you are meeting a consultant you hired for the first time and he shows up looking half-baked wearing wrinkled clothes? Deep down, you may find yourself wondering, “If he has this lack of attention to detail in the way he presents himself, what else may he drop the ball on down the road?”
As professional women and entrepreneurs, we need to show up looking like who we say we are. Our words, mannerisms, and professional image need to be in complete alignment in order for clients to trust us and be willing to do business with us.
If you are a financial planner and showing up looking like a gypsy, do you think your clothing is going to give your clients the confidence they need to entrust you with planning their retirement? No. As a financial professional, they are going to expect a certain degree of decorum and tailored styling. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting that you stifle the gypsy altogether – I’m simply saying there’s a time and a place for everything. And for the record, your pinstripe suits will do far more to garner your clients’ confidence that you can get the job done than an armful of bracelets and a broomstick skirt.
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So... this has been on my mind for AWHILE! So today after being called Dorothy one more time, I just decided to share it. Many of you may be saying, girl you are crazy, but that's ok. lol
In America, we tend to want to shorten peoples names instead of Susan, we say Suzie, Joseph, we say Joe and instead of DOROTHYINEZ, we say "Dorothy" without even asking if they mind. I have found as I have tried these past few month to "correct" people that is is VERY UNCOMFORTABLE to do but it must be done because it's apart of my branding, just like Minister of Beauty™. In fact, several women who also have difficult names told me it doesn't even matter to them anymore because they are used to it. USED TO IT??? REALLY? Why do we have to get used to be called anything but our name. If someone decided to call you _______________(you fill it in) would you just go with that too?
For 40+ years I was called Inez, which I love! But when I was called to start a business to serve women, I felt God inspired me to use my first and middle name TOGETHER, Not Dorothy, Not Inez, DorothyInez. My close friends and family call me Inez of course and that's ok.
I believe our names are divinely given to us. Most parents take the time to specially choose your name, they think long and hard some even have arguments about it. I think it is a disrespect to that person to call them anything other than their given name without their permission. I know NONE of you meant ANY disrespect, but I am just making a point. I often feel bad for immigrant Americans who come up with "American" names because no one want to try to pronounce their given name. It breaks my heart that Min Joo has to be "Helen" because we refuse to TRY to pronounce her name or Mary Susan has to just be Mary because it takes too long to say her full name.
Our names have meaning and I bet if you looked up yours, you would find that in some way you are living into that name because you have been called it for however many years. My name is Dorothy (Gift of God) and Inez (With A Pure Heart) that is who I am called to be to EVERY woman who works with me. Each time you say my name, I am reminded of my purpose and calling. It may seem long but its pretty easy to say once you get it. :-)
I encourage you the next time you meet someone to ask what they like to be called don't just assume Suzanne wants to be called Suzy. She just doesn't have the courage to correct you. I can testify that it is so hard to do.
Here's a video also explaining my logo AND name. I hope you understand where I am coming from. So please No more DOROTHY'S I share this with you in ♥
DorothyInez, Minister of Beauty
Restoration From Letting Go
Have you ever struggled in a relationship and wondered why no matter how hard try YOU nothing ever changed? Have you been obsessed with trying to control the outcomes of everything in your life?
I realized after all these years, I have been trying to control everything and everyone in my life so much that I lost myself and created tremendous amounts of unnecessary stress.
Instead of trying to change someone else, I decided to work on reconnecting with my spirit and in doing so, I have fallen in love with WHO I AM. It is this love for ME, that I now have the ability to let others be who they are without judgement, My husband sees the light that made him fall in love with me so many years ago. This shift in me has caused a shift in US. I always new God had the ability to RESTORE but I never imagined it would happen to me.
I am sharing this little story with hopes that it will inspire you to consider letting go of the need to control everything in life. Control has the power to take away our inner beauty and dim our light. It is that light that draws the things we long for like: loving relationships, peace, good health and beauty. This past quarter, I have revitalized my sense of self-love, confidence and connection with spirit. This connection has manifested some amazing new relationships in my personal and professional life.
What is control costing you? What would your life look and feel like if you just gave it up? I can tell you, I have less lines and feel more beautiful inside. Here are 3 things you can DO to RECONNECT with YOU starting today:
- Connect with Source (Your spiritual roots) Take time to pause in the morning or night to reflect and connect with your deeper self. This can be through meditation, positive affirmations, or reading a spiritual book.
- This may sound CRAZY...but look at yourself in the mirror and see what you LOVE about yourself. THEN... say, "I love you, (your name). Make sure you are looking into your eyes. The first time I did this I cried. Do it everyday, the more you say positive things to yourself, you begin to believe them, just like you do the negative.
- Start taking care of your body. Your body is your temple and when you really get that concept, there will be a shift in how you treat it. We all want to be beautiful but it starts with taking care of our temple, INSIDE AND OUT. I am still working on this one. I love to eat and hate exercise but guess what, I want to feel vibrant and beautiful so I have to do the work. For me, belly dance is my workout. Find something you love. Drink water. I like mine with mint and orange slices.
Just take it one step at a time. If you have some great ideas, let me know. I would love to share them.
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Visit my website to all my products and services: www.dorothyinez.comWith Love and Light,Dorothy Inez Del TufoMinister of Beauty