Fashion Therapy is defined as the act, or hobby that relieves tension. Also known to produce effervescent feelings. I have been a strong proponent of Fashion Therapy as a means to improve the quality of a woman’s life. The mission of Girls Best Friend and Co is to educate women about the benefits of being well dressed as it relates to women’s health. This may sound a bit cooky. I have literally witnessed measurable changes in women’s lives for the better when they implement a focus on fashion and their appearance.
Dressing for your mate is, in my experience, a sensitive topic for women. On the one hand, many of are under the assumption that our partner should accept us for who we are-and, yes, they should. On the other hand, virtually no woman wants to be accused of “letting herself go” when she gets booed up. We’re caught between a rock and a hard place: the pressure to keep up appearances and the temptation to relax our personal appearance standards once we land “The One.” Even so, there is something to be said for keeping ourselves up to keep our partners happy.
In todays culture women are waiting to have children. We are raised to be independent, our mother taught us to pursue a career. We are told to follow our dreams and to never be dependent of a man.
We are doing what we were told. Today’s woman is independent and self reliant. We are entrepreneurs, executives, and medical professionals. We are enjoying our 20′s and coming into our own in our 30′s. The natural progression is marriage and children. Some woman are foregoing marriage aiming straight for motherhood.
The rewards of being mentored are obvious and openly discussed at length. After all, only good things can come from out of learning and applying the wisdom of those that have gone before us. However, the benefits of becoming a mentor are just as rewarding. For the mentor, this is an opportunity to flex your own leadership and coaching muscles. By taking the initiative in assisting a mentee, you show that you are capable of leading others to advance in their careers and their lives, which will then prepare you to take on leadership roles elsewhere.