Wise Old Lincoln …

lincoln1“A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

If you’re like me, you’re probably familiar with that quote from a speech President Lincoln gave on June 16, 1858. (In case you aren’t familiar with it, it basically proclaimed that this country couldn’t succeed with half the nation allowing slavery and the other half not. It was a big-idea speech, no doubt, for the time!)

As most famous quotes, it’s taken on many other meanings, far less literal.

For example, in the past, I’d always applied it more broadly to address friendships, relationships … but now I’m looking at it through the lens of body image.

More specifically, that if our minds and bodies are not in sync, we might forever allude true happiness and self-acceptance; read as: FREEDOM. Continue reading “Wise Old Lincoln …”