Contributed by Denise Daub
Just Say ‘No’ to the Beach Body Craze
by Melinda Parrish
Your body is perfect, just as it is. You don’t need to lose weight, or tighten up your tummy, or pop out your butt in order to have a perfect beach body. You already have the perfect beach body, and you should feel free to rock whatever swimming attire you feel comfortable in, regardless of your size.
This time of year, there are many fitness regimens, potions, pills, diet plans and supplements being offered to us that claim they will “transform” our already perfect bodies into bodies that are more acceptable to society. But this year, I’m saying “no” to the beach body craze, and so should you!
I’m not saying no to showing my body love through movement each day, or to fueling my body with delicious, healthy foods, or to practicing self-care like bubble baths and massages and face masks. I’m just saying no to anyone or anything that would make me believe that my body isn’t perfect as it is, and that I have to be perpetually engaged in efforts to change my body in order to meet someone else’s standards for perfection.
Our bodies are sacred vessels that carry us through this life, and for that, they deserve respect.
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Contributed by Denise Daub
When you view yourself in a full length mirror, what do you see? Do you embrace your body with all your perceived flaws or do you look at yourself with disgust? Do you take that image of what you see in the mirror with you and let it influence your choices, your day or your life? Do you judge who you are by what you see in the mirror?
Maybe you need a judgment-free zone, maybe you need to get rid of the mirror?
By Dr. Nancy Buck
It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power — Robert T. Kiosaki
Want to build good self-esteem in your child and yourself? Here’s how:
Every day ask yourself: What’s good about me today?
Are you willing to self-evaluate and identify something in yourself that you like? Remember, it is easier for our brain to identify what is wrong than what is right. Challenge yourself by asking this question.
See if you can answer on all dimensions: What is good about me physically? What is good about me emotionally? What is good about me intellectually? What is good about me spiritually?
Now how about asking the same question of your child? You might be surprised to find out he or she answers with some things that you hadn’t noticed or considered.
When a child lives with parents who have the ability to find their own personal treasures leading to good self-esteem children will follow this example. This is how you build your own personal self-esteem every day. This is the way you help your child do the same.