How A Chin Hair Made Me Cry

Funny enough, it was finding a chin hair in the mirror the other morning that finally had me in tears.

You know how, sometimes, you find yourself overwhelmed by the sheer number of items on your To-Do List, and you wonder how you’ll find the time to get it all done and not let any of the balls drop and all you can do is cry while your husband stares at you like you grew a third head?
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February: Body Positivity Month!

February is (unofficially) “Body Positivity Month”!

Body Positive February

Because I just found this, and want to catch up, here are the first four items on the list. Be sure to participate and spread the love; for those who take part, I’ll be choosing one of you to receive an amazing goodie bag!

1. Write about why you want to do this challenge:
– I want to do this challenge to develop an all-encompassing view of what it means to be body positive. It isn’t only about your size, it’s about your health, how you see yourself, how you allow how others see you to impact your self-worth, etc., and I want to get better at that.

2. Selfie:

It's-a Me, Krystal!

It’s-a Me, Krystal!

3. Write three nice things about your body:
– My height is fantastic.
– I have a great, feminine silhouette.
– My body has grown and carried multiple (!) babies!

4. Write three nice things about you that aren’t physical:
– I can be incredibly goofy.
– I love deeply and authentically.
– Those I love, know that I love them.

Loving the Body Guilty

If you’re like me (and I’m assuming you are, because I’m human and that’s what we humans do – we search for connections to others), you are more comfortable dishing out compliments than you are at receiving them. You are quick to tell your BFF that her new hairdo is awesome, that your significant other looks especially dashing, or that your coworker really knocked it out of the park the other day. You could wax poetic about the high points of your child’s artwork or your neighbor’s adorable baby.

But the second that spotlight is turned on you, things get… weird.
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