Mirror, Mirror on the wall

Mirror, mirror on the wall, why are you so mean to me after all? If I asked you about your relationship with the mirror what would you tell me? What’s the first thing you think of when you catch a glimpse of yourself in a mirror? Is it positive? I’m going to venture and say it’s probably not. Most women have an ongoing struggle with the mirror and their self image. In fact according to a recent study: “Approximately 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies and resort to dieting to achieve their ideal body shape. Unfortunately, only 5% of women naturally possess the body type often portrayed by Americans in the media.” * You may need to read that again…91% are unhappy with their bodies. 91% of anything is the VAST majority. Why is this a problem? What happens when we don’t like our bodies? When you don’t feel good on the outside you know for sure there’s an all out war happening on the inside and when there’s turmoil on the inside we’re not able to show up in the world as our best selves. There’s a huge portion of ourselves that’s being held back or too consumed thinking about our body, food, what we look like in our clothes, how we wish the clothes fit better, how we wish we looked like size 000 negative zero Sally over there. How is that even possible for someone to be that thin? Hasn’t she had MORE kids than me? See why this is a problem? One, you’re only operating on a fragment of the YOU you could be, you’d like to be, and you really are underneath the loud chatter of negative self talk. Two, your confidence and the mirror are at odds with one another so again, … Continue reading Mirror, Mirror on the wall