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Hello! I'm Gayle.

Business owner, writer, musician, and Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant.

Why Beauty Blossoms?

When I was growing up in pre-Disney Orlando, Florida I had two older sisters who were absolutely beautiful. I was the youngest by far and felt I could never be beautiful like them. I bet a lot of little girls had those same feelings at one time or another.

I was a little different, but not much. I was born without my right eye–the right side of my face was like a blank canvas with no eyelids, brow or cheek bone to form an eye socket for a prosthetic eye. I spent a good part of my childhood in and out of hospitals and doctors’ offices as they figured out how to reconstruct my eye-socket and give me an artificial eye to balance my face. My parents were heroes as they managed to raise me with a good healthy sense of self-worth and confidence in the face of all this.  But in the “beauty department” I simply accepted I would never be “that.”

But then. There is the truth that we are all beautiful inside and out, we just need to come to the point where we truly believe it. 

I’m not there yet, but I’m beginning to see the light.  I’m on a journey to blossom in entirely new ways, not just because I am nearing a big-0 birthday, but because that’s why I am on this earth.

Please join me on this ride as beauty blossoms.

 

Who is by my side??

First, I want to thank Jessica Papineau, stylist and kind soul!  I met Jessica at a BNI meeting and learned about her new business Customized Styling by Jessica.  She has a passion for helping women look their best by helping them select and maintain a wardrobe that will do just that.  We got to talking about  what it would take to edit my closet to get rid of the frumpy fat lady clothes that I had been gravitating to as I gained 25-50-75-100 lbs over the past few years of stress and depression.  That was the real start of this effort. I just wanted to look good with what I had. Jessica knew how to help me and then some!!

Jessica introduced me to a new weight loss program in town, Profile by Sanford.  I have been a long-time Weight Watchers member but was obviously having a hard time getting inspired even when Oprah joined the WW team.  I met with Phil Bourgerie, the manager of the Sarasota Profile by Sanford office and the weight started coming off the minute I committed to the program. I’m taking it day by day but so far this is working for me and I am very grateful.

I don’t know where it is going to take me, but I stepped into what I considered the improbable role of Independent Beauty Consultant with my own Mary Kay business on the invitation of my dear friend Debi Frock. Now I find myself surrounded by and working with more fabulous women than I could imagine. It is all about enriching each other’s lives and bringing hope, optimism, love and beauty to all those around us. It has already transformed me and I am grateful for it all.

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