In honour of this growing community I’ve been connecting with both here and on instagram I’m doing another Mentally Me montage.
You can find more information about the #MentallyMe hashtag here. Otherwise I just love seeing and sharing beautiful photography and pure, authentic moments from those of you who have contributed.
Those enjoying the lovely weather
[Translated] “What weekend weather, exactly what I needed! Long walks with the 🐕 and idle hanging in the hammock. That gave me so much energy. 🙏 But also the first sunburn in the face 🙈😜. Hope you also had a great weekend! I’m taking a short break because I’ve been at work for 7 years” – IamNotYetMe
Everyone celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in a way that’s best for them
“The only green thing you’ll catch me drinking today 🍀 I am NOT a beer drinker, never have been. And I’m not a huge parade person either..so today was pretty much like any other Sunday for me. Enjoyed this matcha latte, the sunshine, a great run, and puppy snuggles!” – CheersToBalance
Beautiful women living beautiful moments
“Photos are funny.
I love capturing moments and memories and time with people, but often when I see photos of me I don’t love the way they make me feel. I’ve been working on accepting whatever photos are taken of me and not being the annoying person saying “don’t post that!!” when I’m in someone’s picture. (One of my best friends never untags herself or filters any posts she’s in, and she’s my hero.)
Anyways, I recently realized why pictures have been frustrating me. It’s that when I’m reveling in a moment, feeling carefree and beautiful, and then I see a picture of it, it disrupts the mental image I’d had of myself in that moment. 🗣 “I liked how I thought I looked, before I saw this picture! This picture is ruining that mental image for me!” 🙇♀️
But wait, I tell myself, a photo can’t ruin a moment. You were just LOVING that moment. So who cares what you looked like in it? What matters is that you were ridiculously happy! 🤷♀️ If you don’t feel ready to let the photo coexist with your mental image, don’t feel the need to check it. Oftentimes we come back years later to photos we hated at the time and we’re like WTF THIS IS ADORABLE. So: go capture some moments, but remember the FEELING over the PHOTO.” – Naomi, DietCultureSucks
Courageous people practicing forgiveness
“There are many people in my world who have wronged me. No more than anyone else – we all deal with irritating twats, ignorant loudmouths, and just plain rude arseholes. Forgiving the sins – big and small – of others, is a powerful tool that benefits the forgiver more than than the forgiven. At the end of the day, most irritating, ignorant, arseholes are probably blissfully unaware of their foot-in-mouth disease.” – Simone Lisa
Accounts sharing positive reminders