Season 11 - Ep 130 Your Chic Is Showing: The Generosity of Self Care During Change with Erika Cartledge

May 16, 2022

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We live in a world that puts a lot of value on selfless acts. 

But what we don’t do for ourselves comes at a cost. 

If you’re not getting enough sleep or not taking the time to sit down for 20 minutes of nourishment at lunchtime, those deprivations of needs start to add up. Maybe you’re unable to focus at work and that overflow means you have to work late. So, you cancel dinner plans with a friend and weeks go by without you remembering to reschedule, which results in hurt feelings.  

Sacrificing yourself can actually be burdensome to other people.

Making time for self-care is an act of generosity towards yourself and to the most important people in your life

Bolstering our self-image is perhaps one of the most fun and creative segues into the realm of self-care. It’s a way to instantly transform the way we see ourselves, helping us to project a greater sense of worthiness upon our greatest asset: ourselves.  

In this episode, Karlee welcomes Erika Cartledge, the founder/owner of Your Chic is Showing. Through her highly-personalized approach to styling, she helps clients elevate their self-image and build their confidence. As an image architect, she helps people visualize the changes going on inside to reflect the holistic process of designing something new, fresh, and confident on the outside. 

You’ll hear about the emotional importance of our individual approach to self-care, and how those things hanging in our closets offer deeper revelations about the space we think we deserve to occupy in the world. She explains the real reasons we hold on to things that no longer serve us, and how we can honor the person that we were while still making room to move forward. Ericka believes that our wardrobe is the one place where we don't give ourselves grace, and why it’s important to allow change to happen in there, too. 

Navigating the depths of your closet is one way to create the space you need to pause, get purposeful, and be in partnership with yourself and your work. 

If you’re ready to extend to yourself, and to those around you, the generosity of self-care, then this episode is for you. 

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • Knowing when to stop pushing and start making changes (8:45)
  • How our external shifts coincide with our internal shifts (14:00)
  • Common beliefs about the way we present ourselves to the world (16:14)
  • A candid unpacking of emotions behind an unworn jacket (29:56)
  • Why style is personal and subscription boxes will never “get” you (34:58)

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