I’m attending a national conference with several hundred other women. As I looked around during the opening session, I saw women of all different shapes and sizes. I thought about how everyone was beautiful in their own way.
Just then, a 20-
I remembered a story I read in the book, Intuitive Eating by registered dietitians Tribole and Resch. One of their clients had attended a party and noticed a woman who appeared to be in fantastic shape. The client felt envious and berated herself, telling herself that if she worked harder, she should be able to have a body like that. What the client didn’t know was that the woman she was envying was battling bulimia.
The point is, it’s counterproductive to compare oneself to someone else. It hijacks personal power and leads to misery. What’s needed is a strong sense of self.
Esther Rose Parks, a private-
(It’s a good time to remind the women readers that, time after time, surveys show that what men find most attractive about women is confidence.
A tip that helps me every time comes from Telka Arend-
It also helps to remember that God (or the higher power you believe in) made you the way you are for a reason. Your purpose in life is to love—that includes loving yourself inside and out—and to be the best you.