Recently, I had a conversation with someone in which they asked me about self-loathing and how to overcome it. It seems that this person lived within a polarized self-image either liking themselves at one moment or hating themselves the next; and, this split view-always… Continue Reading “A Brief Discussion of Self-Loathing”
My good friend, currently reading Brene Brown’s book I Thought It Was Just Me (but it wasn’t), insisted that I refer to her on my blog from here on out as A-Dizzle. Request granted. A-Dizzle never fails to send me outstanding quotes. This morning… Continue Reading “Maladaptive Perfectionism”
I have never contacted an author for any reason. Never because I’ve liked their material. Never to complain. Never because I was fan-girling over their latest novel or having a fit over how they wrote a character out of a storyline. I am… Continue Reading “Breaking The Mold”
I had an interesting experience today. I’ll be honest. It started out as annoying and became interesting later. To bring you up to speed, I have a very nasty, chest cold. I also had a migraine at 4:30 AM this morning. So, taking my… Continue Reading “Mighty Men and Parking Spaces”
I’ve been asking myself a question–why do some people recover and learn to thrive in life while others remain stuck? I’m certain that there are many highly trained people who could give me good answers, but I do wonder if the foundation of those… Continue Reading “The Truth about Rose-Colored Glasses”
As we continue to discuss Isabelle Taube’s article for Psychologies Magazine we are moving away how the media affects issues of body image for woman and into a more complex and difficult subject–family.
We are confronted with myriad images most of which have been airbrushed, altered, sexualized in some way,or tweaked in some way in order to perpetuate a well-crafted cultural “ideal” of beauty. Hollywood and Madison Avenue may be the culprit most of the time, but, historically, this was not always the case. Regardless of who is dictating standards of beauty, what are we to do with the aftermath because it isn’t simply a commercial matter for most of us. It’s personal.
While the truth is necessary for our forward movement it also hurts. For many of us, our relationships with our mothers need the most truth and are also the source of most our pain in life particularly if there is abuse. Applying truth, boundaries, and learning to stand our ground can be especially helpful as we grieve our losses in close family relationships.