Friday, 28 June 2013

Mom's Body Image

Here is a beautiful article I found through my dear sister, Natalie.  

My favorite passage from the article:

Let us honor and respect our bodies for what they do instead of despising them for how they appear. Focus on living healthy and active lives, let our weight fall where it may, and consign our body hatred in the past where it belongs. When I looked at that photo of you in the white bathing suit all those years ago, my innocent young eyes saw the truth. I saw unconditional love, beauty, and wisdom. I saw my Mom.

I believe we are all prone to be critical of our bodies, especially as we sacrifice them time and time again for the well-being of our children.  What starts out as a noble sacrifice turns in to self-loathing as we persist in noticing all the "wrong" about our bodies.  I wish there was an easier answer to the problem of women's bad body image.  I guess the best answer for me is that we can choose to love ourselves a little bit better every day.  

(For the record, my mom did a marvelous job of showing me the worth of women regardless of outer appearances!) 

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Pinterexia Nervosa

I couldn't NOT share this article!  My favorite lines from it are:  

What are the Symptoms of Pinterexia Nervosa?
  • Pinning this post without even reading it.
  • Housing more than five burlap and/or chevron projects per room.
I admit, I had to delete the pinterest apps on my phone.  Not because of Pinterexia Nervosa, but to avoid unrealistic expectations of myself and others.  Comparing isn't healthy, and it definitely isn't happy.  

Still, I think pinterest has its place in moderate doses.  Hope you got a good chuckle out of this article ;).