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Scars and Why They’re Sexy

September 11, 2013 by

I’ve been thinking about scars. I had a minor surgery last Tuesday and had to go back on Thursday to have the area restitched. The nurse was very careful and precise with me. “I want to make sure the scar is as small as possible,” she said.

Grateful for her care and close attention, I started thinking about all kinds of scars — the ones on our bodies and on our hearts. Why are we so quick to hide them and so afraid to show them?

We aren’t proud of our scars. But we could be.

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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.

How to Enjoy the Process

August 8, 2013 by

Last weekend, I spoke with a close friend and colleague who is also a successful comedian. She had just finished two nights at an important show. She shared her excitement over her performance as well as a bit of disappointment it was over. In the midst of her storytelling, something clicked. She paused and her tone shifted.

“The thing is, I don’t want to admit this to myself, but the joy is really in the process,” she said. “The process is the part I really love.”

And she’s right. We spend so much energy thinking about the performance, the event or the interview. We envision ourselves succeeding and work tirelessly to get to that point. We believe the work will get us to the end result, where we’ll finally find the sense of accomplishment we desire. But that’s just a story.

The real joy is in the process.

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