I'm On A Diet - A Mental Diet

Did I mention that I am on a diet ? 

A diet from pictures of air-brushed women, faking perfectionism. 

A diet from advertising that makes me feel lacking, vulnerable and unsafe then shows me a product to 'fix' that feeling. 

A diet from news stories that make me subconsciously prepare for when I will experience a kidnapping, tsunami, economic destruction, coma, civil war, locust plague, divorce, workplace harassment or breast cancer. 

As with my commitment to real food I will commit to real life. I will practice gratitude instead of feelings of imperfection, shame and unworthiness.

I will rejoice in my imperfections. i have missed out on too much fun already to waste time on trying got be perfect.

For more on imperfection visit Brene Brown  and watch the video on imperfection. 


Jenna Gayle said...

Beautifully put! I think I need to go on a diet, too :)

Cheryl said...

Hallelujah! I'm hearin' you sister :)

Leilani Schuck Weatherington said...

Wonderful. Women in the U.S. are bombarded constantly with.... all the stuff you are going on a diet to escape from. Good for you. I'll hoist a glass and join you. Wonderful post.

Suze said...

How absolutely perfect. I should join you.

Mimi said...

We've been on this diet for quite a while now...great for mental clarification, spritual cleansing, emotional fortitude, and bonding with others. So pleased someone else is seeing the benefits. Congratulations!

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