With summer comes the look. Whether it’s flirty sundresses, too-cute shorts or sizzling swimsuits, the emphasis is on today’s Holy Grail — having the perfect body. Too many young gals actually think there is such a thing. In trying to achieve it, they make unhealthy choices. That’s why the Inner Beauty Shop aims to help women appreciate the whole person and better understand what real perfection is. Here is a report from the field about the program’s official launch:
On a springlike evening this past Thursday, May 14, a most inspiring new initiative was celebrated at Blue Print in Dallas. Embody Love Movement (E*L*M) engages in communities of both privilege and transition, offering workshops (their InnerBeautyShop™) incorporating media analysis, affirmation and yoga. Melody Moore, PhD is a therapist based in Dallas, committed to bringing girls with disordered eating and self-esteem issues to health. It was through her enlightened practice that Michelle Collins and her daughter Charlotte met Melody, and realized that the message simply had to travel beyond just the world of therapy circles. Hence the birth of E*L*M – a partnership built with the mission “to empower girls and women to celebrate their inner beauty, commit to kindness, and contribute to meaningful change in the world”.
The evening captured the creativity and optimism of both founders. The art projects completed by BeautyShop participants decorated the walls of the ever-gorgeous interior design mecca that is Blue Print. Past participants of the InnerBeautyShop mingled with cute t-shirts on and special turquoise Embody Love bracelets around their wrists (also for sale at the event). Jazz wafted from a trio on the patio by the pool and lovely healthy apps were passed throughout the evening. Melody and Michelle took a moment to articulate the vision and the inspiration of E*L*M and didn’t leave a sign unheard. It was a gorgeous evening.
Host Committee: Robin and Norm Bagwell, Cynthia and Bruce Collins, Charlotte and John Legg and Mary and Mike Smith.
Board members of E*L*M: Caroline Brasch, James Davis, Wayne Goodwin, Paula Larsen, Christie Reniger and Stephanie Setliff, PhD.
To sign up for the next Embody Love Center Inner Beauty Shop, click here.
* Photos provided by Embody Love Movement