I'm all for promoting good mental and physical health, but it appears our current standards are at odds for both. So yes, it might be safer for people to pursue a more realistic ideal that doesn't take us as far away from who we truly are or what our body naturally wants to do, but if we leave the decision in someone else's hands, we will forever be surrendering our own power.
This is a nuanced topic. Of course there's no denying the benefits of exercise in promoting good mental and physical health. Unfortunately, there's also no denying that it can often be abused in harmful ways as part of an eating disorder. Once again, I am not a health care professional and the ideas/opinions I share [...]
You can see your true reflection everywhere The waves of the ocean cast gold with the sun and glimmering with your colour The eyes of your loved ones, shimmering with compassion. Your dog excitedly wagging their tail as you walk through the door The footprints you leave on mountains you’ve climbed The obstacles you continue [...]
How old are you? How tall are you? How much do you earn? How much did your car cost? What grade did you get? How many steps did you take today? How much do you weight? How many calories are in that? As humans we assign value to things. It's been a practice as long [...]
via Daily Prompt: Warning “Reflections in the mirror may be distorted by socially constructed ideals of beauty." I think to a large extent this is true. Over the last few decades there has been a tremendous increase in our exposure to popular culture and as a result, an increase in pressures to conform (whether we're [...]