How an individual perceives him/herself is either a real or distorted view of who they believe they really are, not always who they actually are, or how others see them for that matter. People either develop a positive or a negative self-image based upon their perception of a past experience or event. Therefore, an individual's strengths and weaknesses are a direct manifestation of how a person evaluates themselves.
Is it just me or has the whole girl power thing gotten way out of hand? And by out of hand, I mean overly complicated? From commercials to campaig...
When I was ready and started loving my body, amazing things started to happen, like these six revelations:
Keeping kids safe online while also giving them freedom to explore is tough. Giving parents timely information and the skills they need while helping them be good digital role models to their kids is not easy.
Fighting the process of aging is a sad waste of time. I'd rather reassess and embrace the process while using common sense to help prevent PREMATURE aging. It's all about being healthy: body and mind.
There are often multiple stories and belief systems that play into our experiences. The other belief system that came through with my car was the idea that if it is not broken there is no need to fix it. I actually still subscribe to this belief system in many cases and likely always will since I do try to use our resources wisely.
The other day my sweet, 17-year-old daughter/friend was relaying yet another episode of the teen-angst drama that is her life. "They say I have an epic resting b*tch face. I'm notorious for it." I could sense her pride.
"Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!" And adding: "I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not s'posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?"
Grandma was not a beautiful woman but she carried herself as if she was. She went to the beauty parlor every Friday morning. She never wore pants. Dresses were hemmed at the knee, blouses were tucked neatly inside skirts. Handkerchiefs were pressed. Silver belt buckles were polished, and so were shoes. Silk scarves were knotted around the neck.
Aristotle once wrote: "The least deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold." When it comes to presenting to an audience, he's right ...
I began investing my time, money, and energy healing the inside. As my inner self grew stronger, I came to understand I was enough on the outside, too.
Learning to love and care for our bodies and our whole selves can be a daunting process. Expect some setbacks, but accept them and move towards a healthier relationship with some of these tips.
Did I make the right decision? Should I have thought longer and harder and made a better one? It doesn't matter if it's making a smaller choice or resolving a big problem, I keep second-guessing myself... worried, feeling small, insignificant, and insecure.
I have seen it hundreds of times. Typically people who say "no" to opportunity love to convince you (or themselves?) why it was right for a list of reasons. I am here to say, yes can often be right! Deep down, we know when it is.
You might never be a size 2 (or even a size 6 or 8). But if you make taking great care of yourself a priority, you're going to look and feel better, and that's going to fuel all kinds of positive changes in how you approach your life.
Putting aside our feelings isn't easy. Rather than trying to bury those feelings, attempt to incorporate positive actions into your daily life that will boost your confidence and silence your negative inner dialogue.