*make sure to read all the way to the end because there’s a surprise waiting there*
On Monday, I mentioned that the preparation for A Year of Familyness, in and of itself, has been amazing. The research that I’ve done has changed the way I see myself, my family, and the powerful affect familyness can have on our individual life as well as our family as a whole.
One of the things I came across just recently, as I was wrapping up my research, was an online course and book called Dressing Your Truth. When I first heard about it I was intrigued but had no idea, at the time, of the impact it would have on me.
I share it here now because I think it could help your own familyness in a profound way. Dressing and living your truth can have a direct influence on your life and your family. If you believe in God, I think that the course helps you to see how amazing you are and that He created you to be beautiful and have an influence in a way that is a natural part of who you are.
At first glance it seems like this course is only about wearing the right clothes, colors and hairstyle for your energy and personality type.
And I do love that part but to say that the Dressing Your Truth course is only that would be a huge understatement. The course has greater depth than that…
I’ve always hated shopping and generally come home with clothes that I don’t like. They either don’t fit right, the fabric feels weird, or I just don’t like the way I look in them. Now, I’m excited to go shopping knowing what colors, textures, fabrics, design lines, patterns, and jewelry (I’ve never been a jewelry wearer because it always felt awkward) look good on me.
I love the program for all of those things but it is so much more than that!
The course starts by introducing you to four Types. Each type has different movement, facial features, body language, thoughts and feelings, and more.
Dressing Your Truth is about you knowing you.
You seeing you.
Once you learn about the four Types you follow your own intuition, trusting yourself, and listening to which Type you relate to most. This isn’t a test of multiple choice where the test tells you who you are at the end. It’s you recognizing yourself and realizing YOU are pretty amazing!
I love the freedom it’s given me to be myself instead of the grown up version of myself (or someone else) that I conjured up in my mind as who I should be.
For the past 20 years I’ve been fighting against what is awesome about me. I’ve been thinking that I need to be official, grown up, sophisticated, a go-getter, appear intelligent, and apologize for or be embarrassed about my enthusiastic ways. I’ve been trying to fit myself into a box of my own making, a perfect woman that I created in my head, that looks nothing like my natural gifts…
Why do we do that to ourselves? Why do we negate what is beautiful and amazing and powerful about who we are and instead try to be a twisted version of someone else? It’s time to be the beautiful, gift-filled woman that we already have inside us!
My words just can’t do the Dressing Your Truth course justice! You have to experience it.
There are so many wonderful aspects of this program that can bless every person’s life. The impact it can have, not just on yourself but also on relationships and families is powerful. Once I took the course I started looking at my family differently and loving them for who they are even more.
Almost everyone in my family has completed the course and, those who haven’t, I’m pretty certain that I know what type they are. With that knowledge I can look with compassion and understanding on who they are, why they do the things they do, and be okay with their preferences and embrace their gifts.
It also gives me permission to let each of my kids (and my husband) be who they are…and not only allow that, but to embrace their quirky, wonderful selves. As a mom, I’ve felt like I’ve done that pretty well already for my family (part of that is because of my Type) but this program has helped me to understand my sweet family even better and to appreciate the individual people they are and always have been.
And that’s the reason I want to share this course before we go full on into A Year of Familyness next week….I want you to have the chance to take this course and to understand yourself, know yourself, and embrace YOU before we start trying to make your familyness stronger, richer, and more fun. First, we need to make sure those things are happening for YOU!
As you already know, two of my girls entered middle school this year. It’s been so important to me that they know, now, who they are and embrace that and love their amazing selves. I don’t want them to get to a point somewhere in the middle of high school and raising 4 children where they forget that they are beautiful and powerful and have gifts to give the world just as they are…they don’t have to try to be someone else.
My girls can live their truth now and let that inner beauty carry them throughout their entire lives.
It’s worth it. This course is transformative.
You are worth it!
Below are my before and after pictures!
I haven’t gotten my ideal haircut yet for my Type 1 self but that’s coming soon. I did try to fix it in my Type 1 style a bit though.
And! I went shopping yesterday and it was incredible! I had no idea I could accomplish what I did…I put together a personality piece all by myself! (anyone who knows me or has been shopping with me knows what a huge deal this is!)
I usually walk into a store pick up about 100 items, take them to the dressing room, try them all on, and leave the store with nothing.
Or I shop only when I’m desperate for something to wear because I’m going to a conference. I always hope that I’ll buy something that shows off my personality but inevitably I default to solid color t-shirts and jeans.
Epic fail. Every time I shop. Until this time.
I walked around the store and, in my mind, I knew what fabrics, design lines, colors, textures, and patterns my Type 1 self would wear. As I looked through the racks I would say to myself:
“Nope that’s a Type 2, Nope. Nope. No, that’s too flowy. No that’s too muted. Hmmm…I think this is a Type 1 shirt. Color? Yes! Fabric? Yes! Texture? Yes! Pattern? Yes! Oooo! I’ll try this.”
And that’s the way it went as I walked around the store. I did I pick up a couple of items that didn’t fit my Type 1 checklist just because I thought they looked awesome on the rack.
I went into the dressing room and every piece of clothing that I tried on that was true to a Type 1 was awesome! I loved how they made me look and feel (side note: almost every Type 1 piece of clothing that I picked up yesterday, I never would have chosen before DYT).
The items I had gotten excited about that didn’t fit my Type 1 checklist did not look good! At all. They were things that I have always typically picked out when shopping. No wonder I never had success shopping before!
Usually, I walk into Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters feeling like everyone is looking at me and thinking, “Don’t you think you’re a little old to be in this store?” But yesterday, I walked in knowing what I was looking for. I walked out of the store feeling awesome about myself, my decisions, and the gifts that are part of my Type 1 nature.
I wish I could purchase this course for every woman I know and love. I want them to feel the process (and it is a process) that I’ve been going through. Every woman should feel this confident and this good about themselves.
And that’s why I’m…
Giving away One Dressing Your Truth Membership! (This giveaway is closed. Thank you for participating!)
Through October 9th (with the link below) the course is on sale for $99 (usually $297). I want to give the Dressing Your Truth course to you!
The membership includes:
* one DYT course
* Book: Dressing Your Truth: Discover Your Personal Beauty Profile
* Dressing Your Truth card that has everything you need to shop for your Type
* videos about hair, makeup, and clothing for your type
* online brunch videos with Carol
* support for knowing your type
* club nights
* and access to support for understanding the course
To enter the giveaway:
In the comments of this blog post share with me why you need the Dressing Your Truth course. Tell me your story! I’d love to hear it and be part of your journey!
I’ll announce the winner on Monday, October 8th at noon. (If you’ve already purchased the course go ahead and enter in the comments and I’ll reimburse you, if you win.)
If you purchase through this link, you’ll also get a $20 gift card to the Dressing Your Truth store. Remember that the $99 sale ends at midnight on October 9th!
And, please, if you have any questions, feel free to ask away in the comments section of this post. I’ll be happy to answer anything about Dressing Your Truth. I love talking about it!
I believe every woman’s life can be blessed by knowing her truth.
Make sure to sign up for all of the super fun stuff I send from the Familyness Fort!
Davina Fear is a Familyness Adventurer. She’s addicted to self-help books. She knows what Wingardium Leviosa means and wishes she could have gone to Hogwarts.
She blogs at davinafear.com and loves when Hot Guy wears his brown cords.