“ALL BODIES ARE GOOD BODIES” . . . love the skin you’re in!

http://www.examiner.com/poetry-in-indianapolis/all-bodies-are-good-bodies-picture

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!

I love that this poster is out there for ALL to see. It alone sends such a powerful message in this crazy world of ours where looking at  perfect pictures of people in magazines and on television can make you feel less than comfortable with your body. Even looking at people who you know or see in the mall can make you feel uncomfortable in your own skin.

We all have those days where we wake up, get dressed, and look at ourselves in the mirror to see an amazing smile looking back at us. We feel good, we look good, and we have no complaints. Other days, we are more critical of ourselves. Instead, we get caught up with the fit of our clothes, the pimple on our nose, or how our bodies compare to those around us. This is a normal morning in my house! 😉 Our physical appearances can be put under a microscope from time to time (ourselves being the biggest critic)and these thoughts and feelings we have about our appearance and our life experiences are part of what creates our body image.

There is more to body image than what we see in the mirror. It is what you tell yourself about yourself, how you feel about your body, and how you view your body in comparison to what you think is normal for society. Remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder 😉

Having a healthy body image means that you feel comfortable in your own skin. It is recognizing that it’s a part of who you are as a person. Your goal should not be to have the “perfect body”.. .Your goal should be to take care of yourself and to find ways to feel good about yourself. Feeling good about your appearance is more than just snacking on an apple instead of a chocolate bar. Many women who have “healthy, perfect” bodies still have a poor body image. A poor body image can be the starting point for emotional distress, low self-esteem, dieting, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders.

Lets try to teach our daughters and sons for that matter to feel good about them selves early on so that as adults they can view themselves and the world in a better light. Teach them that it is whats on the inside that counts. If someone judges you on how you look rather than on your personality, then they are not worth bothering with. Let them know that everyone feels negatively about their looks at some time or other. They need to remember not to compare themselves to others. They are who they are and that is wonderful!

Confidence is everything! If you can’t feel good about yourself, then how can we expect others to? If you have a positive body image you feel better about yourself so smile, you are more than your body type. Be proud of who you are and how you look . . . “ALL BODIES ARE GOOD BODIES”. . .

Learn to love yourself first,so give yourself a big hug, you deserve it! 🙂

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Karen Fili Sullivan
    Feb 08, 2012 @ 22:02:43

    This leaves me happy. thanks.

    Reply

  2. Aimee
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 05:26:14

    Beautifully written!

    Reply

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  6. T
    Feb 06, 2014 @ 23:05:38

    “I love that this poster is out there for ALL to see.” Considering that every woman in this picture is white, it doesn’t inclusively convey the idea that “all bodies are good bodies.” This poster would be a lot more powerful in its message if it were truly directed at “all” women and bodies.

    Reply

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