Embracing your assets!

Embracing your assets!

I came across this quote again the other day: 

and I have to say with 2017 just beginning and so many of us are setting our intentions for the new year, this quote kinda stopped me in my tracks. 

Why do we know more about what is lacking in us, than what is fabulous about us?

Is it because we are all so use to being judged and judging ourselves so harshly that we fail to see the beauty of who we are and who we are becoming? 

Or is it because we are constantly told that we don’t measure up with our looks, our bodies, our smarts, our health, and our life?

Or maybe it's because we all feel inadequate and like a fraud in some way?

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Learning to forgive our bodies!

Learning to forgive our bodies!

As someone who grew up always being overweight, I learned very early on that in order to survive the looks, comments, and being picked on in school - that I needed to develop a coping mechanism that included disconnecting from my body. I can actually remember thinking I am not my body, I am so much more than that. But unfortunately, first impressions and first looks causes everyone to form an opinion of who people thought I was. We do it every day, we judge people without even thinking about it.

In today’s society so much is based on how a person looks. We have all been trying to measure up to what the magazines, tv, movies and internet describe as beautiful. And for me, beautiful was something out there, something completely unattainable and something that I secretly strived to be.

I spent most of my life on a never-ending diet that never worked. And, truly that only caused me to push further and further away from my body and completely disconnect from the image in the mirror. And, disconnect from the pain of being a constant disappointment to myself. 

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Lessons Learned from I’m Not Your Guru.

Lessons Learned from I’m Not Your Guru.

Yesterday, I went to the Palm Beach International Film Festival to see Tony Robbins movie that will be coming out on Netflix in early summer, I’m not your Guru. Having been a Tony person for a few decades now, I have to say this man never ceases to amaze me and inspire me with his compassion, his commitment to people and sheer obsession to help people in pain. 

Tony has seen me through some dark times in my past hating myself, Daddy issues, marrying the WRONG man for all the wrong reasons, not liking the person who I had become, blaming myself for a whole host of bad decisions that I made when I was completely numb and felt dead inside. I had lost sight of who I am and what was important to me. And, Tony has helped me pick myself up, dust myself off and find the strength and the determination to try yet again. 

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