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I have been an image trainer for many years, sharing with others how to create positive first impressions. But as time passed, I felt that I was just touching the surface: I wanted to help them become more confident about themselves. It was not just about looking good and feeling good on the outside, but to discover more about themselves and find what is their life's purpose.

After having found myself in a place where I was not satisfied with the direction my own life was heading, I decided to make changes. It started with a lot of self-awareness, then dropping the masks that I wore, making myself more vulnerable and exposed. That initially frightened me as I knew it would take time and effort from myself, and that the wounds from the past would have to be healed first.

I hope that in sharing my story, you may find something familiar and perhaps be able to take steps towards finding inner peace and happiness. Recognizing that I am more authentic now makes me able to truly accept myself for who I am, rather than what I am not and this has brought me a lot more happiness. My life’s focus has changed. First Impressions are still very important, but one needs to project more than just a professional or confident image, as this outer beauty does not last. What really makes an everlasting impression is the beauty that shines from within.

"A daring reflection of regressed past traumas and experiences is definitely a courage act”.
Dr. Carol Balhetchet
Clinical Psychologist, Certified Hypnotist
Senior Director, Youth Services, Singapore Children's Society

“Hey Marion, thought I let you know that I really enjoyed your book. It was so real and honest. There were so many incidents that I could identify with as a single mum. Thank you for sharing everything and being an inspiration to a lot of others out there who are pinning their hopes on being happy again. Take care.”
Phyllis Christie Pereira

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