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You’re Invited to Our Creativity Workshop!

August 13, 2013 by


You’re invited to a

FREE Creativity Workshop

When: Sunday, August 18, 3-4:30pm

Where: Tranquil Space (Sky Studio) 1632 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

What: Hosted by Katie DePaola of Whole Glow and featuring comedian Sara Armour, this FREE Creativity Workshop will teach you how to enjoy the process of life, work and relationships. We are introducing exclusive new material including the topics below and have 20 spots available. For details or to RSVP, email katie@wholeglow.com.

  • Clearing: A tool to release creative blocks and let your genius come through
  • Pitching: Falling in love with your vision and sharing it with others
  • Healthy Priorities: How to create an empowering daily schedule

Read more on how to enjoy the process.

*For details or to RSVP, email katie@wholeglow.com.

What else? Though the workshop is free, we will be taking donations for the Tranquil Space Foundation which expands opportunities for girls and women to develop their “inner voice” through yoga, creativity, and leadership activities.

Here at Whole Glow, our mission is to empower women. We use beauty, coaching and self-care as tools to make a difference — inside and out! Giving is also one of our core values. We’d love to see you Sunday afternoon.

Beauty in the Breakdown

July 10, 2013 by

A few weeks ago, a certain relationship ended before I was ready for it to be over. It was short but meaningful. I cried because I’ll miss him, and I cried because life has it’s own pace. And sometimes we just aren’t prepared.

Here’s the story: he asked me for an exclusive relationship before I felt ready. After gaining some self-awareness around my resistance, I decided to make a commitment, for him and for myself. At the time, it felt like an act of self-love to let myself be vulnerable and be in a relationship. But just as I was easing into the relationship, he realized he wasn’t ready either. My commitment blew up in my face. It started before I was ready and ended in the exact same fashion.

This time, I did “breakup” differently. I cried for 24 hours and told strangers who quickly became friends. I shared in service of practicing vulnerability, and I am still alive. One friend brought me flowers and others let me talk for hours. I accessed support from all different people and learned that sharing lets others know it’s okay for them to share too. It’s okay to be human.

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Connecting with Your Beauty

July 1, 2013 by


Working in the beauty industry, I am always looking and noticing physical appearance. By nature, I will recognize your gorgeous new highlights, recently purchased red dress and fresh gel manicure. But I have also trained myself — and anyone I work with — to notice beauty beyond the physical element. We see every client who walks into our spray tanning studio as already beautiful, already complete. There is beauty everywhere, and it’s our job to add just a little bit of glow.

Now and then, however, a new client will walk in the room and all we notice is that she is breathtakingly beautiful in the most conventional way. At which point, a quiet whisper asks: what could she possibly need from us anyway? She already has it all. Last November, one particularly gorgeous client walked into the studio. First, I noticed her her big green eyes and overwhelming natural beauty. Then, I spotted her army green nail polish which matched her puffy green coat. For a moment, I became insecure about my work. How could I possibly make this woman any more beautiful? She was already glowing.

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