It’s been awhile! Many of you have wondered if you got somehow knocked off my email list, but I haven’t been writing them. I dropped the ball and I apologize. It’s been a lot of growth and learning and implementing the lessons I thought I learned awhile ago. In some ways, it’s been duck-and-cover to move forward. God is not listening to my desire for a growth hiatus… I asked to be the best me possible, so I’m responsible. *sigh* Having a great big life is a lot of work!
One thing that keeps coming up is how much of a people-pleaser I am. Now, there are definitely areas of my life that this has served me in the past (my career, for one). Yet, I find myself putting almost everyone ahead of me on my VIP list. I suspect, due to my feelings of overwhelm and self-neglect, this doesn’t serve me nearly as much I once thought it did. My first instinct is to do whatever others want so I’m liked. Does being liked by others really matter when I don’t like myself because I’m not making me a priority?? No.
We teach others how to treat us. I’ve been teaching others, and myself, that my needs don’t matter. That rest, vacations, time alone, boundaries, being loved, honored and cherished, etc., don’t apply to me. Apparently, I think I’m super woman… And quite possibly a martyr to hard work, so much so that I’ve made up that the only things that have value are in struggle and exhaustion. Yuck.
Hear me: I am in no way blaming anyone else. I know these are patterns of behavior I have set in place, and it is up to me to change them. Choosing me is my current, most challenging practice. Daily, I am called to voice my needs, in a way that is supportive and loving to me, and the other person. It’s not always easy, but I’m stammering a lot less than I was at first! Go me!
As in all things of perfect timing, this quote was sent to me by a friend yesterday: “I’m not a Facebook status, you don’t have to ‘LIKE’ me.” True statement. Feel free to adopt it as your own if you experience this same issue in your life.
I’m still honoring the Peel Special from January:
Lactic Peel (30 minutes, no massage):
Stand Alone Service $45
Added to 60+ Minute Massage $40
It’s always in season to have a fresh, dewy glow!
I’m moving into a new office! Yay! There are several of us (a chiropractor, Rolfer, psychic and energy healer, and another massage therapist or two, and more) moving to an office suite in the Beauvallon building at 975 Lincoln Avenue, Denver, in the north tower. We should be up and running by July 2nd, 2012. I’ll fill you in on the details (suite number, parking—in a free garage!, etc.) as soon as I know them all, and keep you posted on any and all changes as they occur. This is going to be super fun! I haven’t worked in a team environment in ages, and am excited to be more involved in the well roundedness of people’s whole health.
Price Change for Massage (effective July 1, 2012):
60 minutes $80
75 minutes $95
90 minutes $110
Package prices will increase also! It’s the perfect time to lock in the lower prices, if you’re so inclined. Couples can share a package. Packages must be used within one year of purchase date (no exceptions, unless it’s death, loss of limb, other catastrophes I choose not to think about), at the rate of your choice. You can purchase them on my website: www.kandicemorgan.com/massage (If you’ve purchased a package, your rates stay the same for the life of your package.)
Luscious Lashes Coming Soon!
June 4th, I’m attending an eyelash extension class. I’m super excited about offering this service! Recently, I was asked how to play up the eyes and make them look bigger without heavy eye makeup (which actually makes the wearer look older, and the eyes look smaller and more deep set). Long, luscious lashes are an INSTANT solution to that particular issue. As we age, we tend to have thinning hair, which includes lashes. Dark, dense, divine lashes are youthful and flattering. Best parts: no mascara, and people stopping you on the street to compliment your fantastic ‘makeup’ application. Down sides: they’re addictive! They are also a time commitment, as you’ll need to come in every 2-3 weeks for a ‘Re-lash’.
Flares 30-35 lashes per eye (outer 1/3 of eye) $150 (1 hour)
Natural 40-60 lashes per eye $250 (1.5 hours)
Luscious 60-80 lashes per eye $300 (2 hours)
Diva 80-100 lashes per eye $350 (2.5 hours)
10-30 lashes per eye $75 (45 minutes)
31-50 lashes per eye $100 (1-1.5 hours)
50+ lashes per eye $150 (2 hours)
*Client must have 25% of lashes still on to be considered a Re-lash, otherwise Full Set prices apply. Proper home care is essential, please follow post-care instructions.
Lash Removal $50 (30 minutes)
The first 10 clients to book, will receive initial full set for 50% off!! I’m accepting lash clients beginning June 6th. Call/text/email ASAP for an appointment. 720.212.4041
Find me online:
Add me: www.facebook.com/kandice.morgan (My personal FB account. Note: cursing, opinion sharing, general revelry and ridiculousness occur on this page, as well as showing off my warped sense of humor. Don’t worry if you’d rather not participate in these shenanigans; ‘LIKE’ my business page instead.)
‘LIKE’ me: www.facebook.com/solutionskinandmassage (This is where I post last minute specials and skin care/massage/waxing/lash related updates.)
Just let me know!
Attitude of Gratitude:
If you haven’t yet seen “The Help”, I highly recommend it! Aibilene Clark is an African American maid and nanny in the early 1960s. She tells her young female charge daily, “You is smart. You is kind. You is important.” I teared up every time she said it. Those words, while grammatically incorrect, are the words every one of us, especially children, need to hear on a regular basis.
You are smart. You are kind. You are important. You are here on purpose.
See you soon,