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HELLO!

I’M VANESSA SANDDAL

AND IN 1982 I VANISHED.
DISAPPEARED.

 
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GONE.

 
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Because by the time I blew out the candles on my 50th birthday, I'd lost myself so completely I'd given up on ever really feeling like ME again.  The woman I'd known and been my whole life seemed to go mysteriously missing in the Bermuda Triangle - somewhere between the Magical world I knew so well to doing all the "right things" like graduating college with honors, landing a professional gig, working hard, and scrawling my name on the dotted line for a house (and a mortgage). 

BUT NONE OF THAT MATTERED. MY SOUL STARTED TO DIE. I'D CONFORMED.

Rather than standing tall and showing the world who I really was, I shrugged my shoulders, went through the daily grind, and started to cave in on myself, crumbling from the outside in.
 


 
 
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Until I found the shoes.

At the time, I was crammed into a monochromatic cubicle farm where my clothes matched the drab, grubby colors of the fading grey ceiling tiles.  One (pretty ordinary) day, I headed out to buy a new pair of shoes.

And yeah, they came in the cubicle-conforming shade of beige.

But something happened. I didn't buy those shoes.

I BOUGHT THE BRIGHTEST, SHINIEST, MOST RED PAIR THEY HAD. 

To this day, I haven't seen shoes that bright again, and I wore those shoes almost every day (even on weekends).  

Within a matter of weeks, the disapproving frowns from coworkers in the hallway turned to beaming faces, and people on the street stopped me to compliment me on my style.

The shoes made people happy, and they made me happy, too.

Those red shoes were my transformation gateway, which eventually led to brightly-colored striped tights and fanciful skirts...

Until one day I was covered head-to-ruby-slippers in MY brand of magic, that defined me, protected me, inspired me and ensured that I will never disappear again

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SO MY MISSION—SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT—IS TO HELP YOU REDISCOVER THE REAL YOU (AS IF BY MAGIC)

......& then create the exceptional life to match.

(Just think of me as your fairy godmother—wand and ginormous poofy dress included).

OTHER IMPORTANT TIDBITS ON MY MOST WANTED POSTER:

  • Beloved fairy dog mother ( ALL animals are welcome here).
     
  • My style? The Cat in the Hat meets the Wizard of Oz while fashionably falling down the rabbit hole. (Want to define your own style? I can help you work a little magic with that.)
 

 
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Take my hand, click your ruby slippers, and let’s explore a whole new world of self-acceptance and a generous sprinkling of L-O-V-E.