Drop Your Cover and Reveal Your Smart, Sexy & Spiritual Self
Author Lora Cheadle found herself trapped in a persona she had created of a powerful and successful practicing attorney. She realized that while her career was impressive, she did not feel the same sense of power she projected outside herself inside her own heart. In order to re-connect with her inner “spark,” she had to literally peel away the layers she had fabricated, based on what the outside world expected of her. As she started stripping away her layers (both metaphorically and physically by performing burlesque!), she discovered a new way to be in the world, a way that energized and fulfilled her spirit as no fabricated “persona” could do, and she called that approach FLAUNT.
Women are all too often hobbled by external factors such as sexism, ageism, or racism, and also by internal factors like body shame or “mommy guilt.”
In Act 1 of the book, we are taught how to “Recognize and Release” the labels, roles, and scripts that are always running and influencing us. In Act 2, we are introduced to the first three steps of FLAUNT! which include “Revealing and Reveling in” what makes our lives sparkle. And, at last, in Act 3, we take the final two steps and “re-choreograph” our lives to be better than we could have ever imagined.
All too often, women have been taught to hide their true selves with costumes, characters, and masks, creating a persona to show the world what pleases others and acts as the “good girl,” doing what is expected. These layers may originally seem imperative, but all too often they begin to chafe and restrict, suppressing the true beautiful and unique spirit that every women has.
“I believe that women deserve to be seen,” Cheadle writes. Not for who they are in relation to others, or what they can give. But for themselves. For who they are inside, at their most raw, authentic, vulnerable, and naked core. When women are not accepted for who they are, they cover their power, dim their light, hide their beauty, and reject uninhibited joy. They lose what I like to call their sparkle, which is everything inside that makes them uniquely, authentically, and spectacularly themselves.
About the Author: Lora Cheadle is the author of FLAUNT! After ten years of practicing corporate law in California and Colorado, she chose to change paths to become the radio host and Life Choreographer® she is today. She is a certified hypnotist, personal trainer, burlesque performer, and yoga instructor, as well as a popular writer for People House magazine and Elephant Journal. She offers “Find Your Sparkle” coaching programs, workshops, and destination retreats and teaches all over the world. Her home base is in Colorado. Find out more at LoraCheadle.com
FLAUNT! by Lora Cheadle
• 256 pages • $15.95 • ISBN 978-1- 60868-621-6
Book Release from New World Library