Archive for September, 2011

Long Time No Entry

September 11, 2011

I’ve been feeling bad about myself as a blogger, and with reason. As I re-read the three (!) entries I posted with much excitement after I first launched my blog, I glanced at the dates and immediately felt the blush! Over two years ago! Rats! Let’s try this again. . .

At some point, I will re-visit my initial topic of hanging in with and guiding adolescents as they (hopefully) mature. But right now, I want to talk about the latest thing that has been bouncing around in my little brain–the disconnect with most of us between the beauty of soul and beauty of appearance. It seems like we over-emphasize one or the other (external vs. internal). The one we choose to live out in italics seems to depend on what our spiritual or emotional orientation is. More on that in the future.

As I work with clients it appears that the more healed and self-assured they become, the better they look and the more they are concerned about presenting an acceptable appearance. The more they give themselves permission to look nice, the better they feel. It becomes a reciprocal process.  It occurs to me, based on that observation, that there must be some solid connection between the inner life and outer expression of self.

I’ll be thinking about that, and musing here. So if you would like to join me in the ruminations, please be my guest. Later. . . (not too much later!)