Have you ever stood in your room with a pile of clothes at your feet because NOTHING was right?! New Year’s Eve 2014 I wanted to look good (aka I wanted to feel good going to a party). When you don’t look good, you don’t feel good. Sound familiar? I knew other women would be dressed up, I wanted to too. But, I didn’t have anything that fit right, looked dressy enough, or didn’t make me feel like a sack of potatoes. The more I tried on, the more desperate & anxious I got. Look
When you look in the mirror does it sound something like… Oh damn those wrinkles are deep! I look so old. Ugh, the flap above my bra strap-so not attractive. Look at how huge my ass looks in these pants! Hear me loud and clear: This is NOT your fault! Women in our culture are taught from the youngest age that looks matter just about more than anything else. Even if you don’t have specific memories from your family of origin, it’s ingrained in our society. TV, Movies, magazine
I love the movie A Christmas Story. I know it’s June, but stay with me.
Do you remember the scene when Flick is triple dog dared into touching his tongue to the freezing cold pole?
He starts yelling “stuck, stuck, stuck” with increasing frenzy when he realizes his tongue is frozen to the pole. Have you ever felt this way?
Not that your tongue was literally stuck to a pole 😁 but where you felt like you didn’t have options?
I remember that feeling well & I see it in my cli
You know what really friggin' chaps my hide??? When I see a woman bite her lip & hold back because she’s afraid it’s a stupid idea. Or… Jump on an unhealthy crash diet after she’s disgusted by her thighs spreading across the seat. Or... Put up with someone who can’t commit or doesn’t love her the way she wants to be loved for fear that this is as good as it gets. Or... Feel isolated because she’s too afraid to open up & trust other women after experiences have convinced her t