What if we raised eachother up

I recently came across a video I shared on Mama May I Facebook page about a beautiful woman photoshopping herself in order to show a visual depiction of the internal angst we often feel when others critique and criticize us in the very public social media world. I thought the video was very clever and have always been tormented by my own self esteem issues that (as a parent) I've become very cognizant of. 


My children view their bodies and their self worth in such an empowering, beautiful way.

I wish I hadn't let society take that brilliance from my vision. And I'm working really diligently to own my beauty and my self acceptance and self love now that I can see what's been going on all these years. Mostly because my children have inspired me to look more closely (and more gently) at myself. To be less critical and more grateful and to practice the kind of self love I dish out to every.one else I meet in my journey.

Haters are going to hate. But how do we stay strong, remain strong, be self confident, radiate self love, self acceptance? ... How do we build self confidence in our children? 


The kind that's not conditional to what other people think or say? 


Practicing self love? Is that even enough? In a world filled with so much judgment, hate, hurt, so easily accessible with social media...how do we teach our children to tune out the negative, venomous spewing and hold on to the beautiful positivity they think and feel when they look in the mirror now..


At their young ages, my girls embrace their powerful beings and showcase their "I got this" attitudes. And yet, my 7-year old is already beginning to be conflicted in trying to understand "beauty" and where she fits in. Why does that positivity fade over time? 


How can we continue to nurture and rejoice in Ourselves.....in Each Other? Broadening the scope of what is beautiful and just being more accepting human beings over all....less judgment, less hate, more love. 


The things we see and hear are internalized...they become the ticker tape of our self talk. 


Practice self love. You deserve it. 


You Are Enough. <3


What if we raised eachother up instead of tearing eachother down ? What if we were kinder to others and then mirrored that kindness onto ourselves? What if we reached out with words of love, non-judgment, acceptance.... 


Tonight I was reminded of these beautiful notecards (  https://www.etsy.com/listing/224593924/you-inspire-me-inspirational-quote ) that my friend Lizzy made...and finally had the chance to purchase them! I began to wonder what I can do to change the tickertape for others and for myself? The only way we can change the negativity is by replacing it with positivity. I am going to start with some of my closest friends and family. Those I  love and those who have inspired my journey. 



Who inspires you?  I would love to hear from you! <3 


Love and positivity to you,

Jessica 



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