Change Your Life from Head to Toe

Rewind to July 2003's Me, Only Better!
by Shiloah Matic   |  May 29, 2008
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Okay, so you can't legally change your name, or move to another country, or convert to Buddhism (at least not yet). Life-altering changes don't always come with a big boom. Even little changes you make on the inside and outside can turn your life right side up.

Has anyone ever signed your autograph book, "Don't ever change" or "Stay as (fill in character trait here) as you are?" Have you ever wanted to completely reinvent yourself, but didn't? Experience tells us that change isn't always welcome. Change is scary-to you and to others. People like to know what to expect, and you're not too sure how they'd react if you did something unexpected...

But change is good, and sometimes necessary. Many things can weigh us down: a marred reputation ("She's supposedly so boy-crazy that she..."), an unfortunate incident ("Remember that one time when she...), or just boredom or disappointment in who we've become ("Oh well, I guess I'll always be the funny one."). When all that baggage gets too heavy, it's easy to feel like you can't move or breathe. Dreams slip away, goals are put aside, and chances are missed because changes weren't made. The only way to start fresh is to shed the heavy, crusty old skin, and make way for the new you.

Since life is no fairy tale, we can't transform you from Raggedy Ann to princess. But what we lack in wands, you can make up for in willpower, courage, and some Candy-coated words of wisdom.

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