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 …”

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Quoteworthy

20090502This is not an original image, but I saw it over at Roni’s Weigh and just had to share it here, since it is so on-message, I think, with my blog, too.

Talk about a powerful message.

I read it several times and let it sink in. So often (ok every day), we’re bombarded with images that make us feel like we’re not good enough, not thin enough, not pretty enough. That we aren’t ok how we are. Ads tell us our skin is too splotchy, it’s not dark enough, we have “thunder-thighs” and we’re covered in “unsightly” cellulite … (ok, what woman DOESN’T have it?!)

We can choose to be bold and ignore these images and say, “I’m ok with not being a size X” and “I love my thick, muscled calves.”

Or we can look at magazines, movies, images and hate on ourselves, wasting hours of our day in a narcissistic bubble. Continue reading “Quoteworthy”