Plagued with feeling ugly and not feminine when I was first diagnosed with alopecia...
I had done a lot of work to love the woman that I had become but I just couldn't see her without hair.
When my hairdresser found my bald spot in November 2018, I sat in her chair and did the ONE THING I always tell my patients not to do - I googled my symptoms and began spiraling downward into fear. By the time I was officially diagnosed a month later with alopecia areata, I had already gone through grief, anger, confusion and worry about what it could mean to be bald.
Having given myself permission to feel all the "feels", one day I woke up determined to redefine what beauty meant - I realized that alopecia was the perfect opportunity to finally upgrade my confidence, clarity, and life - to no longer be held back by what other people thought of me, and to finally live the bold, full, beautiful life I had been wanting.
My journey from fear back into hope and joy wasn't magic (though I have to say, these days, my life does feel magical!) These days I don't think about my hair every day, I have free time to plan my next trip, and travel the world as I build a coaching practice to help other woman with alopecia fall in love with themselves whether they have their hair or not. I'd love to share with you the doable way you can learn how to fall in love with yourself and feel beautiful again.
If you are a woman with alopecia, and you feel like you have lost your femininity...
It's probably because you have been fooled into believing that your beauty depends on the makeup that you use, the clothes that you wear, and the way you style your hair.
Of course you know you would feel better if had your biological hair but you can feel better even if you don't have your biological hair.
Before you go buying a wig or shaving off your hair, there is a solution.
As a woman who had alopecia for a few years and struggled with defining her beauty and her femininity, I knew there had to be a better way.
So I got to work on small upgrades that gave me a new perspective on my beauty and now my beauty isn't defined by my hair.
THESE DAYS, EVEN WITH ALOPECIA, THE NUMBER ONE COMMENT I GET FROM THOSE THAT KNOW ME IS THAT I LIGHT UP THE ROOM.
NO MORE FAKE HAPPINESS JUST TO GET THROUGH THE DAY SO I CAN GO HOME AND HIDE MYSELF FROM THE WORLD, I AM GENUINELY ALIVE, JOYFUL AND ENJOYING MYSELF.
My family have noticed that I love myself and have the energy to face the world. I even travel the world by myself, ( I went to Australia and am going to Fiji soon).
I didn't buy a wig or topper, or do any other treatment, I didn't do anything complicated actually. I have a full enough day, HA! I like simple, straightforward solutions.