Connecting to a True Sense of Beauty

Every March 8 the world celebrates International Women’s Day. The 2012 theme is: “Connecting girls, inspiring futures”.

One thing that can seem to disconnect us from recognising our full potential for a future of accomplishment is a burdened sense of needing to conform to physical stereotypes of what it means to be beautiful.

My most recent Huffington Post UK blog – Detox the Botox Mentality – connects to one young woman’s inspiring story of finding a better way to think about, and act on, the desire to be beautiful. Here is an excerpt from the article.

(Please “FB share”, “tweet”, “email” “G+″ it or “FB like” it from the HuffPost UK page…if you do like it!) 

Thinkstock/Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com – model for illustrative purposes only

Most of us don’t need a model agency’s opinion to encourage fears of physical inadequacy. That mirror is enough in itself.

But is injecting a toxin, or any chemical, the most appealing or effective way of getting together a more beautiful you? One of the quirky side effects attributed to Botox is it also causes wrinkles.

My friend found a different way to nurture a sense of being beautiful, one that wasn’t effort-free but was painless and pay-less. She changed how she evaluated her self-image. Instead of asking her body or that inner critic she asked some more searching questions….

(Read the blog here.)

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Author:Tony Lobl

I write and speak on spirituality from my perspective as a Christian Science practitioner. I am also an Associate Editor for the Christian Science periodicals. I studied at the University of Surrey earning a BSc Hons Degree in Modern Mathematics before the impact of spirituality on health caught my attention and re-shaped my career.

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