“Have more fun! Don’t be so serious. Laugh more and be in the moment. Do the things you want to do without caring what people think. Nobody’s paying attention as much as you think they are. See the truth about what’s holding you back and take steps every day in service of the vision you can manifest for your life.” – Lori Fields
Lori Fields always knew that helping people was her passion. She graduated from NYU with a master’s degree in Social Work and spent six years as a clinical psychiatric social worker in a hospital in the Bronx.
“It was great exposure to dealing with people in crisis, but I started to feel burnt out. I realized that my work was depleting me, and I needed to find a way to be out there in the world with my offering in a way that filled me up.”
She took a break and after some soul searching realized she wanted to be an entrepreneur. Combining her passion for helping people with a desire to change the way women felt about themselves, she took a leap of faith and founded her company Real Beauty Is.
“When I made that choice it changed everything. As I moved forward I began to believe in myself and feel empowered about my ability to be out there in the world.”
Lori’s belief in herself along with the rise in her self-confidence fueled her commitment to aid women in letting go of limiting beliefs and envision their highest life.
“I came to realize that my biggest offering was empowering women in their 20’s and 30’s, because that was when the shift happened.”
Along with her website Lori also does personal coaching, helping women to identify what their core beliefs are and where they stem from. “Once you get a sense of what your real story is and how it affected your life, then you can pinpoint what needs to be healed and move beyond it.”
Lori acknowledges that the biggest challenge to moving beyond our restrictions is the deep rooted beliefs women have about themselves. “We’re our own worst critics and we need to identify the cause of that and get past it.”
The name of her company springs from her strong belief that the negative messages women receive from our culture and society about what it means to be beautiful is damaging to their self-esteem. “The outward focused messages we’re inundated with about beauty need to be redefined.”
The website is content heavy with information regarding what it means to know your worth and claim your beauty.
“I teach women to define their beauty on their own terms. Our facebook community is filled with thousands of women discussing who they want to be and what needs to be done to get there.”
Married and pregnant with her second child, Lori is even more committed to changing the way women see themselves.
“Now that I have a daughter this work has even more meaning. Creating an environment where young women can believe in themselves is so vital. Striving for your best life and getting to a good place is one of the most powerful things you can do for your child.”
To find out more about Lori and her work go to realbeautyis.com or find the company on facebook.