Monday, July 28, 2014

Because You’re Pretty

I have a personal mission, a holy passion!

I wish to see women accept and enjoy themselves as BEAUTIFUL!

So many women disregard their own beauty;

I’m too fat,
I’m too thin,
I have this big, mushy belly from having my kids,
I just don’t think of myself and pretty.
Why cover up? Guys are just gonna stare anyways.
Oh, I’m not pretty. I just have fun and take care of [fill in your blank], so it’s ok. But I’m not pretty.
Oh god, NO one wants to see me without my make up!

And why do ANY of these points make you less beautiful?? I call shenanigans. I call BULLSHIT.

But what does that mean to you? I can tell you how beautiful you are every day for eternity, but it won’t mean anything.
So instead, I offer you a challenge. I Double Dog DARE you:

Every day before you hide behind the makeup, before you layer under T-shirts and sweaters or pad your bra, before you step on any scale; find three things you like about yourself. PHYSICAL things. Little things, big things, I don’t care.
I want you to find things about yourself that YOU like. I don’t care what your significant other likes, what your friends compliment you on.

What parts of you do YOU appreciate?

1. ?
2. ??
3. ???

I dare you to do this for a whole week. SEVEN WHOLE DAYS. Give yourself permission to feel good about yourself. Give yourself permission to be pretty, just as you are.

It’s only a week. What have you got to lose? What do you have to be afraid of?

Friday, July 18, 2014

Little Moments

Life doesn't stand still.  It's always changing, always moving on. Every moment is a different place, and nothing you do prolongs it.
To cling to the past is like trying to force a puzzle piece where it doesn't belong; it doesn't work.

So you do your best where you are. You love the people you're with, and you remember as best you can how good and perfect that moment was.
And then you move on.
You open yourself to the new moment,  the new experience, and work from that instance to create the best space in time possible.

This doesn't mean you love less, you give less. Your thoughts and feelings are as strong and real as they ever were.
It just means you let them grow beyond what they were, beyond the moment. It means you don't let that moment define you, cheapen you.

You are more than a moment.
And letting yourself realize that is a rare form of bravery