What do you think of when you read the word “compassion?”
Maybe you think of some generous heart taking care of people in Calcutta, or some foreign aid mission. Or maybe you think of someone donating their time at a soup kitchen, or volunteering their time at a seniors’ care facility. Maybe you think of holding the door for the person behind you or giving up your seat on the train for someone who needs it. The majority of the time when we think of the word compassion we think of people doing something to help others.
The truth is, the foundation of all positive interaction between ourselves and other beings is rooted in compassion.Read More
I must admit, there are days when functioning like a normal human being seems extremely difficult.
I’ll wake up in the morning and not feel quite like myself. Sometimes, I don’t want to get out of bed, get dressed, or even communicate with another human being in person. This could simply be because I woke up feeling down, my self-esteem is on the low side that morning, or I am just not feeling up to the day. On these days, I find that it is important to encourage myself to get up, be productive, and accomplish whatever goals that I have.Read More
Are you currently in the middle of your story?
Maybe you’re trying to lose weight, find peace with your inner-dialogue, start your very own business, get pregnant, stop constantly comparing your journey to another, get out of debt, overcome an addiction, ditch shame, cultivate radical body confidence, or fall in love. Is that you? I know how uncomfortable transition and incomplete stories can feel, especially in our digital era where completion is praised every single day.Read More
As women, we often battle our bodies.
Have you ever looked in the mirror and nit-picked at every blemish, curve, indentation, imperfection, and “flaw?”Have you ever hidden behind layers and layers of clothing because you felt like your body didn’t meet the standard of beauty? Have you ever felt so insecure about your appearance that you avoided a party, event, or social gathering? Girl, me too.Read More
Perspective is everything.
From angles to lighting to colors and to sizes, we view things from a very unique perspective. This also applies to how we see our body. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve scrolled through Instagram and marveled at how the light hit someone’s face just right to showcase their perfect skin, or at how the right angle, pose, and curve seemed to be accentuated perfectly.Read More
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
This is something we hear from a very young age. Do you believe in this statement? I haven’t always been the best role model when it comes to loving my body, my features or my curvy waistline. My body image negativity started taking a dive during my teen years. In middle school, I felt out of place, awkward, sad, scared, disproportionate and overweight.Read More
I never felt like I was enough.
As a little girl, I compared myself to my friends who were more outgoing, popular, stylish, and thinner. I was quiet and shy, and believed I would never measure up or be successful because of it. My self-loathing magnified when I hit puberty and started noticing changes in my body.Read More
WE EQUATE OUR BODY’S SIZE TO OUR SELF-WORTH.
“You are not thin enough, tall enough, tan enough, your skin or hair isn’t flawless, your teeth could be whiter…” where is this invisible scale on which we measure ourselves? Honestly, it’s all around us. Of course, we hold ourselves to an impossible standard. This level of beauty is distributed to us daily.Read More