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?








10 comments:

  1. You are so right, Barbara. We should love our bodies for what they do for us, and not berate them for being less than perfect. My body has given me two beautiful children, and taken me places I've wanted to see, and made me feel strong and capable. That's worth celebrating!

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    1. Awesome Dana. Our bodies should be celebrated!

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  2. Your words, the quote, the message, this title. Everything about this I love. Thank you for an important reminder today :)

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    1. I am thrilled that my words spoke to you. Thank You!

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  3. I absolutely love this--so beautifully put---"in imperfection lies perfection." Wow!

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    1. Thank you so much Marcia. We all need to begin loving ourselves no matter what our imagined imperfections.

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  4. This is such an important message in our self-critical world.

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    1. I agree Carol, we are much to hard on ourselves. Our bodies are a wonder.

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  5. Very beautiful and profound, Barbara! We can be so hard on ourselves. We get many compliments but often times will only focus on the one negative comment someone with out a filter said to us!

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    1. So very true and so very unnecessary. One day at work a patient asked me if I was feeling okay. She thought I looked sick. Before I went to work I thought I looked really good, and I told her so. She didn't know what to say. This coming from a woman who has no teeth and is severely overweight. I on the other hand told her she was looking great and that I thought her new hair color looked great on her. Now when she comes in she steers clear of commenting on how I or anyone else in the Pharmacy looks. By the way I have dealt with this patient for almost 5 years. So, yes, a single comment can destroy a whole day...but only if i let it!

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