Often, we as women respond to compliments with excessive gratitude as if the person doling out kind words is doing us a favor. It makes sense why this is so common, though. We are inherently insecure because of the way we are brought up. We are held to impossible and contradictory standards which NO human being can live up to. The result is constantly feeling as though nothing we do is good enough--as though WE are not good enough. I am pretty sure that if we tried to program a robot to behave according to the standards we are expected to uphold, it would feed us a “computational error” message and burst into flames.
I was 11 years old. My brother and I were visiting family members in Puerto Rico for the summer. I was so excited to spend time with my grandparents, who I hadn’t seen in years. They lovingly greeted us at baggage claim and escorted us to their car. My hair was curly and cut very… Continue reading I Remember When I Learned To Hate My Body
I've been doing a lot of reading lately, and of the different subjects I am studying, the topic of compassion and acceptance have been the most powerful. Yes, exercising compassion and acceptance towards others is ideal, but the real challenge is exercising compassion and acceptance towards ourselves. I relate this to many of us who… Continue reading The Beauty of the Whole