It’s hard (what with all the inundations: looking around on the internet, watching tv, reading magazines) to find an image of what exactly is healthy.
There is this image of Healthy Holly-wooders and Gym Jennies: women in control, a woman who loves and is loved in a perfectly perfect way.
Then there are the Low-Class Lindas who eat whatever they want and refuse to let anything dictate their lives. These Poor Pollies might appear in our minds as older, complacent, boring…not the exciting Model Minny who runs around constantly, receiving praise and love from any and everyone. This is who we want to be because that IMAGE follows us around as our own archetype, our own Diana or Aphrodite. We live in praise of these deified women without thinking, following their desires and being shamed by their shame of what is ugly.
It’s a tough struggle, to fight for the unique, the beautiful, the real. The women who are present, not the gods that don’t exist, high up there on their golden, platform shoes, suntanned to perfection, worshiped by all. The fact is, that Image doesn’t exist except for in your mind, waiting to be realized IN you, as a part of you, a beautiful aspect of your personality just waiting to blossom.
Take a few steps toward embracing! Even just little ones
Start by being honest with yourself little by little, and accept the challenge to accept.
Here are a few sites I would love to share!
A survey on Beauty you can take!!! —- http://healthyisthenewskinny.com/blog/2012/02/health-and-body-image-survey-for-girls-and-women/#.Tywn0hnrm1Q.facebook
A “Natural Model” Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/naturalmodelsla
Healthy is the New Skinny Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/healthynewskinny