MEET KRISTEN CLARK, creator of HisSideoftheLookingGlass.com, prolific speaker and teacher, member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, and award-winning author of Becoming a Woman of Worth: Creating a More Confident You.
HERE’S KRISTEN’S STORY:
I am a creature of habit; I love routines. And one routine I have is the morning practice of standing in front of our bathroom mirror to get ready for the day. I brush my teeth in front of the mirror. I style my hair in front of the mirror. I put on my makeup in front of the mirror. I get dressed in front of the mirror. I put on my jewelry and finishing touches in front of the mirror. Finally, I check myself in the mirror before I head out to greet the world.
Some days I really like what I see in the mirror, and some days I’m not all that thrilled with what I see, but I consider this progress; there was a time in my life when a day didn’t go by that I didn’t like what I saw in the mirror.
During much of my life, when I looked in the mirror I saw inadequacy. I thought I wasn’t good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, funny enough… fill in the blank; I wasn’t enough of it! I compared myself to other people and always believed I didn’t measure up. I often had difficulty finding my own self-worth, and I let other people define my value. I suffered from low self-esteem and my greatest fear was that I would never amount to anything worthwhile, that I held no significant value.
I was afraid no one would want me or love me just as I was. My parents didn’t instill this in me; it was simply what I chose to see. At the end of the day, I didn’t like my reflection, and my actions and my words showed that I didn’t like my reflection. Unfortunately, I suffered from misperception of self. I failed to see the truth and reality of who I was. Instead, I saw myself through distorted lenses.
One day, a woman at church said to me, “Kristen, I wish you could learn to see yourself as God sees you because you are so amazing.”
I didn’t know what that meant – to see myself as God sees me – but I had lived in enough pain for so long that I want to find out. So, I embarked on a journey and began the process of reprogramming my brain to align with what God’s Word says about who I am, in Him, and I began to understand my noble purpose. As a result, I want to share my experience, strength, and hope in an effort to help other women shed their perception of self and see themselves as God sees them.
When not speaking or writing on this subject, I speak and write on living with gratitude and writing for publication. My articles have appeared in numerous online journals and magazines, while my inspirational short stories have been published by Chicken Soup for the Soul.
I also have over 20 years experience working in Small Business and Corporate America, and a wealth of practical business knowledge. I have successfully held positions in Sales, Management, Strategy & Planning, and Marketing, and Executive Communication.
I live in Houston with my husband, Lawrence (we met on eHarmony), and he credits my success to my ability to influence others without authority while maintaining an attitude of gratitude.
MORE ABOUT KRISTEN:
Kristen Clark, author of the 5 Star and award-winning book Becoming a Woman of Worth: Creating a More Confident You, is a real-life example of someone who conquered low self-esteem by aligning her thoughts about herself with God’s thoughts about her. A highly sought-after speaker and confidence coach, she is also the creator of HisSideoftheLookingGlass.com, designed to help women develop confidence for increased personal success, and creator of the Becoming Women of Worth book series.
Driven by a passion to help women fulfill their noble purpose, Kristen speaks frequently on confidence as a spiritual mindset. Her articles have appeared in numerous online journals and magazines, while her inspirational short stories have been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul and other compilation books. Kristen is also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and has successfully facilitated private and group coaching sessions for others plagued by low self-esteem.
Kristen celebrates life with her husband, Lawrence, and feline companions in Cypress, TX.
For more information about Kristen Clark: