Sunday, May 4, 2014

Give yourself head-to-toe Love

Self-Objectify - to see ones physical being only as something to look at and evaluate.

Women who self-objectify are more prone to depression, eating disorders, and sexual dysfunction.

Powerful words.  

But, what does this mean to the average woman?

It means that we do not accept our bodies based on ability, but rather on appearance.  That we judge ourselves, harshly, if we don't live up to unrealistic standards that we have set for ourselves.  Standards that are rubbed in our faces daily by the media.  

How should we handle it?

By realizing that our bodies are capable of so much more than just being looked at and judged.  Our hearts pump, our blood flows, we breathe and speak.  Our brain processes data continuously.  Our hands touch and feel.  Our belly guides us with its intuition.  Our legs and feet carry us where we want to go.  

We are so much more noble and inspiring than we can ever imagine.  Our bodies tell our stories.  Scars, stretch-marks, wrinkles, cellulite, fat and muscle.  Each imperfection is who we are and bears how we got there.  In imperfection lies perfection.  We are perfect in our differences.  

No matter how you feel about your body right at this moment, stop and take a full minute to understand what your body does for you on a daily basis.  Now, thank your body for all it has accomplished so far in your life and give yourself head-to-toe Love for now and for always.

What miracles has your body carried you through in your life?