Over the last three and a half years, I’ve talked with hundreds of women about what they really want in life. How they want to feel about themselves, how they want others to see them, how they want to look. I’ve listened to them cry as they bear their souls to me and the tears always come as a result of not feeling like they are or ever will be enough. This manifesto, sparked by my friend Tara Starling who has created an inspired movement called the Taking Back Beauty movement, is what I desire for all women in the world – to feel this way about themselves – to be able to OWN those words and really truly feel them!
Years ago when I started on my own journey to feel this way about myself, I had a simple positive statement hanging in my kitchen on the refrigerator and on the bathroom mirror that said, “I am a beautiful wife, a loving mother, and a successful business woman.” These were not things I felt about myself, but things I wanted to know beyond a doubt, that they were true about me. I wanted to create that reality for myself. And I did! Sure there are days when doubt creeps in and I’m not on top of my game or my energy is low, but for the most part, I feel like a beautiful wife, a loving mother and a successful business-woman. The manifesto above is where I’m headed next. I want to create that reality for myself. Some of those things are true for me right now, but I’m a work in progress – JUST like YOU! The above image was created for the My Healthy Transformation timeline cover on FB as well as my own profile. My enlightened graphic designer is behind the colors, fonts and layout. She’s working on a postcard size so that I can send you a copy of this to put on your bathroom mirror or refrigerator. Will you help me create this reality for all women – to feel enough? To feel like their own version of perfection? Leave a comment and let me know if you’re on board. Please also pin this so we can spread the message of confident healthy moms!