You Want Me To Love My Body?

You Want Me To Love My Body?

I know, I know. Easier said than done. Because let’s be honest: body acceptance is a big struggle in our society. We’re reminded on a daily basis through advertising, magazines, and movies that there is always another way to make our bodies “better.” From makeup to surgery to dieting and supplements and intense workouts, it’s everywhere.

So, sadly, it make sense when you see the amount of people who feel despair when it comes to their bodies or their weight. In fact, we’re taught by society that it’s expected to feel this way. But this doesn’t have to be the case, and I encourage all of us to not let ourselves fall victim to the body hate mentality.

I Love Failure!

I Love Failure!

Okay, so that might be an extreme title for an article, but it’s true. I think everyone needs to learn to love failure. Instead, however, failure seems to be the one thing that almost everyone fears the most. 

The “embrace failure” concept is not new, and it’s been touted for a while in the business world. In fact, you’ve probably hear about it so many times that you think it sounds cliché. Many successful people, from Michael Jordan to Steve Jobs, have spoken about embracing failure and how it made them better and more successful.  And while many of us think the idea sounds logical on paper, most of us have difficulty applying it to our own lives.

Me? Stressed? Never!

Me? Stressed? Never!

Let’s be real: we all experience stress sometimes. Stress is a normal reaction to the demands of life. Put simply, when your brain perceives a threat, it signals your body to release a burst of hormones. Those hormones provide the fuel for you to respond to stressful or dangerous situations. Once that situation returns to normal, your body returns to its relaxed state. 

The problem is that with all of the demands of modern life, we rarely get a chance to return to that relaxed state anymore. Many of us remain in that high-alert state, and that is taking a toll on our physical and mental health, our relationships, and our lives. So, what can we do about it?

Getting Unstuck

Getting Unstuck

Everyone has felt stuck at some point in their life. It's part of being human. I think it normally happens when we stop listening to our inner voice, stop going after what we want, and stop challenging ourselves.

It’s easy to get stuck in specific patterns or habits as the routine of life just seems to settle in around you. Things somehow become automatic, expected, and mundane. Sometimes you can let this go on for years before getting to a place in life and wondering how you got there. You might get to a place where you don’t even fully recognize your life or yourself anymore.