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Loving What We See | See Body. Love Self.™

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I believe that how we feel about the person we see in the mirror is rooted in our internal dialogue.  We get millions of messages in our lifetime from external sources, telling us how we should feel about ourselves.  However, it is only the messages that we choose to believe, embrace, and embody that shape our personal relationship with our own body.

Have you ever heard the phrase “It’s not what they call you, it’s what you answer to that matters”?  I believe there is a lot of truth to that statement.  People, society, and media can call us ugly, chubby, skinny, nappy headed, flat chested, pale, or anything else demeaning.  But it is what WE accept and answer to that affirms those words within our own souls.

So I dare you…go and look in the mirror.  What is it that YOU are telling yourself about what you see?  Have you taken the toxic opinions of external sources within your system?  Are you allowing them to poison your view? Are you critical towards your own reflection?

I challenge you to join me in learning to love EXACTLY what you see in in the mirror.  See your body for EXACTLY what it is in this very moment and learn to love yourself.  I will tell you that it is a never ending journey, because every time a toxic  message comes up, we will have to fight.  We will have to fight to save our relationships…the one with the woman in the mirror.  Keep fighting…never give up on loving YOU! 

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Ivy Cooper, The Body Relationship Coach™ is a professional health coach and body image expert. She offers education, empowerment, and encouragement to help people build health, loving relationships with their body and self.
  • Virginia

    When I look in the mirror there are certain parts of me that I like and then others parts that does not make me happy. But there is one thing that I learned is that if I try toplease other people and embrace their remarks, I will never be happy or know who I really am. Thanks for encouraging me to not only “like” but “love me”

    • http://www.IvyLaArtista.com/blog Ivy LaArtista

      @disqus_8WZcYlCygm:disqus Thank you for taking the time to read the article. It is definitely a moment of freedom when we stop worrying about pleasing other and are inspired by our own love relationship with ourselves!

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