I’m privileged to share a second guest post from the lovely Briannan Dean. Briannan’s first article was all about the benefits of cacao and a delicious and super-quick recipe! Read it here.
Back to self-love…Over to you, Briannan…
The Pursuit of Self-Love: Loving the Skin You’re In
It seems that in this day and age of glossy magazine perfection and technological disconnect, self love is a concept almost as abstract as the idea of the perfect soul mate. We’re all familiar with these ideas of love, but they seem far fetched and unattainable to the average person. We think self-love is something that only the likes of Victoria’s Secret supermodels have, but in reality, self-love has nothing to do with external beauty. Rather, it has everything to do with the unconditional acceptance of yourself exactly as you are. It is not self-indulgent, it is self-affirming.
To be perfectly honest, I found this article a little difficult to get going – an indication that I am still not quite there yet with the whole self-love thing either.
Life teaches us to be resistant to the concept. We learn self-deprecation from an early age and fear being the tall poppy.