We Need a Different Teacher

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.

#MentallyMe Montage

Thank you to everyone participating in the #MentallyMe movement! I'm hopeful that this form of "digital-age mindfulness" will instil some sense of responsibility for our use of social media. It's a reminder to check in with yourself, not only with regards to how your social feeds influence you, but also to start being more introspective. I [...]

“Warning”

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 [...]