Mother Nature: The Interconnectivity of Women’s Bodies and the Universe

I have always loved that we call the earth “mother.” Mother Nature. To me, it brings a great source of comfort. Like I can feel the love in each tree or flower I touch.

Women and women’s bodies have a deep interconnectivity to the earth. There is a direct connection, a commonality to the earth and her surroundings, which is uniquely related to women. Women experience monthly cycles which join us energetically to the phases of the moon, the cycles of the season and the flow of sunrise and sunset. We also have the amazing ability to give life through our bodies.

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Nature at its core is women, full of power and beauty.

This article was inspired not only by this week of constant blogging but also a conversation I had with my boyfriend recently. We were discussing the definitions of masculinity and feminity; how they are difficult terms to define, but you know what they are when you see them. We were talking about how some people see the term feminity as meaning “weak”. I strongly disagree with this and so did he. He said, “I see the ocean as feminine. It’s beautiful and strong but it can also destroy everything in its path. Femininity is not weak.”

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Naturally, this conversation made me love him even more, which I didn’t know was possible. But it also made me realize that nature is such a force in itself but yet possess so much nurture and love. It is only fitting that we call it “mother nature.”

The mother energy is that which loves us no matter what we do, which is the highest, most divine love of all. Mothers are so beautiful to me because they sacrifice so much of themselves and their bodies in order to create life. It truly is magical.

I found this lovely description of what Mother Nature truly means on meditation.org. I feel it sums up what I want to say beautifully and hopefully, you will reflect on its meaning:

“We all need to know that we are children of the universe and that we are being loved no matter what. This is the most necessary of all forms of love and it is only the mother energy that innately shows this. All of our problems in the world stem from this energy not being received.

We need to practice receiving and the first is from our mother earth. Whether you believe it or not the truth is there is a ‘Mother Nature’ energy that is constantly loving us and caring for us. We only need to sit for a moment in nature and offer our gratitude to the earth to feel her feminine unconditional love. But more than this we need to feel the mother energy in the universe, the air, the moon, the stars all around us and inside us we are being loved. If we are lucky enough to have parents that have cared for us, then it will be evident there too.”

I hope this creates a feeling of empowerment and also a new respect for nature. I love the idea that I am connected to something as amazing as the entire universe. It shows that women have never been weak. We have been perceived this way at times when others did not understand how nature works.

But today, I am reminding you to embrace your femininity, embrace the true essence of nature: Mother Nature.

 

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Body Talk | One Year Without a Bra

For this third installment of Body Talk for Day 6 of my #BlogsforWomen challenge, I want to talk about breast health.

Last January, at the beginning of 2016, I had an interesting experience that prompted me to stop wearing bras and opt for unpadded, no underwire bralettes instead. For about 3-4 month prior to this decision, I had been experiencing pain and tenderness underneath my breast, where the unwire of my bra was. It felt like a bruise or like I was applying constant pressure to the area. It was extremely uncomfortable and, honestly, it had me a little worried.

I thought at first it was because of a new bra I was wearing. I continued to alternate between a few different bras, all different brands, but the pain didn’t stop. Finally, I did some research. The area right below your breast is full of glands and lymph nodes. Lymph nodes are small structures that work as filters for harmful substances. They contain immune cells that can help fight infection by attacking and destroying germs that are carried in through the lymph fluid. They are there to allow the body to detox when it needs to. You have different types of lymphs all over your body.

But there are quite a few in the breast area, from under the breast, in the breast itself and up to the armpit. According to LymphWorks, therapist, C.J. McDaniel has observed stagnant lymph vessels, re-routing lymph, lymph enlargement and swollen glands in her patients at exactly the areas where bra elastic tightens and squeezes.

She says, “Without a doubt, we do see breast lymph congestion and connective tissue restrictions exactly where the bra line hits and above and below the breast including the armpits. Bras cross major lymph vessel pathways and may act like a tourniquet.”

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There was also a  15-year study that concluded in 2013 in France that sought out to see if bras were actually healthy for women and if they really did prevent sagging and stretching of the skin, like most of us were taught bras were for.

The findings suggested that wearing a bra from an early age did nothing to help support the chest, reduce back pain or prevent breast sagging. “Medically, physiologically, anatomically – breasts gain no benefit from being denied gravity. On the contrary, they get saggier with a bra,” said Sports science researcher Jean-Denis Rouillon

According to the research, they believe that “young women would gain more tone and supporting breast tissue if no bra were used. In the study, women that stopped wearing bras – through choice, not as a requirement of the study – had a 7-millimeter (0.3-inch) lift in their nipples when compared with regular bra users. Bras, they claim, could hamper circulation and reduce breast tone over time.”

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This information fascinated me. I had never thought about all this before. I had been taught by my mother to take my bra off before going to bed to allow circulation. But I never thought that I could be stopping natural bodily functions by wearing a bra for the majority of the day.

I decided to try only wearing bralettes and see if I felt a difference.

Within a day or two, I didn’t experience any pain at all. And it felt really good to not be so constricted all day too.

At first, I felt a little funny, as I was very aware of the fact that I wasn’t wearing a bra and I assumed others would notice too. But then I thought, So what? This is what my body looks like. Why have I been conditioned to hid it?

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Most girls, when they begin puberty and develop breast, are told to wear a bra. It will keep you supported and it will make the shape of your boobs round and thus more attractive. That is how I always looked at it. My breasts looked bigger when I wore a bra, therefore, I always wore one.

But I found that after going a few days without a traditional bra, I felt extremely adverse to the idea of going back to a padded underwire one. So I just didn’t.

I haven’t experienced any pain since going bra-less and I fully intend to stay that way. I actually really love this bra-less lifestyle.

I’m writing this to not only share my story but to remind every woman that their health is a priority. Above fashion and above popular opinion.

Let me know what you think in the comments! I would love to hear from you 🙂

 

Embracing Your Inner Strength With the Full Moon in Virgo

I love learning about women’s connection to nature. Whether it be the sun, the moon, the tides or astrology, there is evidence of our deep inter-connectivity everywhere. I plan to go into this further in a later post, but today, I want to talk about tonight’s Full Moon.

The March 12th Full Moon falls in the sign of Virgo.Virgo is an Earth sign, and so pertains to tangible or physical things. It is also known as a Mutable sign, which infers a need for variety and change. According to Living Sprit Community, “with Virgo, we again swing from a masculine archetype to the feminine archetype. This time, instead of a symbol of the divine mother, it is a symbol of the virginal divine feminine. Except that this divine feminine is not without experience in the matter, but the emergence of the divine feminine through purification and renewed innocence.”

The connection and personification of the feminine with the moon (among other terrestrial realms) are one of the most long-lasting religious images. For example, if you go into any Catholic church and look closely at Mary, the mother of Jesus, she is usually depicted standing on a crescent Moon. Therefore, between the feminine archetype of Virgo and the association with the female as a personification of the moon, this Virgo Full Moon is a time for women to embrace our feminine strength.

I thought I would include some inspiration and motivation during this time for self-healing and finding your inner strength.

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What Does This Mean

Virgo is typically the sign associated with thinking. Often times, over thinking and self-critical. However, when channeled in the right way, Virgo thinking can be extremely enlightening.

Think of Virgo energy as warrior energy, representing strength, and inner power. I love the word warrior. I find strength in just saying it, in the syllables of the word. To me, being a warrior means claiming my inaccuracies and always moving forward. Always pursuing ways to better myself as a human being.

In this time of warrior mode, stop feeling sorry for yourself and resisting what will truly make you happy. Step up and claim your power and self-worth.

You are not a warrior going off to war. Instead, you are taking the time to find your inner strength so you can heal, repair, nourish and reflect in whatever way you need to.

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On the night of the Full Moon, certain planets will shift into what astrologers call an irritated rectangle. As the name suggests, this Full Moon could bring irritations to the surface. However, it is not meant to directly irritate you. Instead, use this as motivation to get rid of people, habits, negative thoughts or anything else that is not serving you.

Virgo energy is about self-healing. If there is an area of your life that needs to be healed whether it is physical, emotional or spiritual, remember that you are strong and know that healing will come when the time is right. Trust your instincts.

You may not have everything figured out over the coming weeks, but by simply remembering your own strength and your own power, you will go far.

Remember, femininity means strength. Look to the elements to remind you how powerful you are.

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The Best Essential Oils for Women

The Best Essential Oils for Women | featuring Essential Oil Princess

For Day 4 of #BlogsforWomen, I am excited to announce this post is written by guest blogger, April aka Essential Oil Princess! She kindly welcomed me to her Instagram page once I followed her and extended an invitation for me to ask any question about oils and their many benefits.

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April’s website and blog contain a wealth of knowledge on essential oils, specifically doTerra products. For this post, I asked April to focus her education and knowledge specifically towards women and their health. So without further ado, here is Essential Oil Princess’ insight:

The Best Essential Oils for Women 

Women face health challenges specific to their gender including, but not limited to, the reproductive system, brain, heart, skeleton, and hormone issues. Many women suffer from high cortisol levels, which lead to fatigue, weight changes, depression, anxiety, and digestive problems. At all stages of life, most women do their best to maintain homeostasis while multitasking.

Nutrition and hydration are important keys to a woman’s health. Daily supplements (such as the lifelong vitality pack) that include a whole food nutrient supplement, essential oil omega complex, and phytoestrogen multiplex will help a woman’s body be able to regulate hormones regularly.

Essential oils have also been shown to have great promise in helping women relieve some of their concerns.

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Top Essential Oils for Hormone Health

Clary Sage
The biggest benefit of clary sage is that it helps balance out estrogen production in the body. A lot of health issues today, even things like infertility, PCOS, and estrogen-based cancers, are caused by excess estrogen in the body — in part, because of our consumption of high estrogen foods.

Because clary sage helps balance out those estrogen levels, it’s an incredibly effective essential oil in the wide array of hormone imbalances. So, whether you’re looking for natural remedies for PMS cramps during the month or possibly already know you have excess estrogen in your body, clary sage is a great essential oil to consider adding to your essential oil regime.

Thyme Essential Oil

Thyme oil benefits the body by improving progesterone production. Both men and a lot of women are low in progesterone, and low progesterone levels have been linked to infertility, PCOS, and depression, as well as other imbalanced hormones within the body.

Improved progesterone makes thyme a great essential oil you can use to naturally balance out hormones in your body. Plus, it’s far better than turning to synthetic treatments, such as hormone replacement therapy, which can make you dependent on prescription drugs, mask symptoms while developing diseases in other parts of the body and often causing serious side effects.

Balance your Hormones Naturally

Hormonal balance is one of the most important aspects of a properly functioning body. Hormones, such as estrogen and insulin, are chemical messengers that affect many aspects of your health as they travel in your bloodstream throughout your entire body. Some of the most common side effects of hormone imbalance include:

Infertility
Weight gain
Depression
Fatigue
Insomnia
Low libido
Hair loss and hair thinning

The best way to balance hormones naturally is through diet. That includes food sources; for instance, avocados benefit hormonal balance greatly. In addition, using essential oils to supplement your diet can help balance hormones and ward off health problems associated with hormonal imbalance.

This Homemade Hormone Balance Serum includes two of the top three essential oils for hormones. With equal parts clary sage and thyme oil — 30 drops each — this recipe is chock-full of beneficial effects.

In addition to thyme and clary sage oil, add 30 drops of Ylang Ylang and one ounce of evening primrose oil to the mix. Once combined, put the Homemade Hormone Balance Serum mixture in a glass vial with a dropper, and you’re ready to rock. Simply rub five drops on your neck twice daily to help keep your hormones in check.

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Homemade Hormone Balance Serum

INGREDIENTS:
1-ounce evening primrose oil
30 drops clary sage oil
30 drops thyme oil
30 drops ylang-ylang oil

DIRECTIONS:
Mix all ingredients together in a 2-ounce bottle.

Put into a glass vial with a dropper.

Rub 5 drops onto neck 2 times daily.

Essential Oils for Fertility

1. Lavender: Calms and relaxes the mind. It balances the endocrine system and helps regulate scanty menstruation. It is extremely beneficial for people who are in an unbalanced emotional state.

2. Geranium: This oil is wonderful for balancing hormones and regulating your cycle. It also has a calming effect to soothe your emotions and help you de-stress.

3. Clary Sage: This oil influences your estrogen levels and helps your body regulate its hormones naturally. And on top of all that, it’s a libido booster! This is so important when getting pregnant becomes more of a task than a treat. Clary sage is also beneficial for male infertility as well as treating hormonal imbalances.

4. Fennel: This essential oil has been renowned for thousands of years for its effects on the female reproductive system. It helps painful periods as well as helps regulate the menstrual cycle.

Diffuser Blends for Women’s Health 

Relaxing Blend – 3 drops Lavender, 2 drops Clary Sage, 2 drops Ylang Ylang, 1 drop Marjoram (57% Floral, 43% Herbaceous)

Her Sleep Blend– 4 drops Clary Sage, 4 drops Vetiver, 2 drops Juniper Berry (53% Grassy, 32% Herbaceous, 16% Coniferous)

Goddess – 3 drops lemon, 2 drops Clary Sage, 2 drops Cypress, 2 drops Geranium, 1 drop Fennel (sweet), 1 drop Ylang Ylang (36% Floral, 23% Citrus, 15% Coniferous, 15% Herbaceous, 10% Spicy)

Let It Go– 3 drops Lavender, 3 drops Sandalwood, 2 drops Clary Sage, 2 drops Vetiver (32% Grassy, 19% Herbaceous, 29% Woody, 19% Floral)

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Thank you so much to Essential Oil Princess for providing me with this AMAZING information to share with my readers. Visit http://essentialoilprincess.com/ to buy essential oils directly or for more health information. Also,  don’t forget to follow April on Instagram! @essentialoilprincess

Let us know what essential oils or blends you have been loving! As always, I would love to hear from you 🙂

Wild: The Book that Changed My Life

Every so often, a book falls into my lap that I know I was meant to read. As if forces bigger than myself allowed it to happen. Since I am spending this week blogging about women, I thought it would be a particularly great time to speak of the book that changed how I saw the little world around me and inspired me to do bigger and better things.

Before ringing 2016, I finished reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed. I remember because this was a particularly low point in my life. I was pathetically job hunting with little to no luck, frustrated with my sense of purpose and finding it difficult to love myself. I was making poor choices in an attempt to mentally numb myself, but that was only making things worse.

One afternoon, as I skimmed the shelves of my library, I picked up Wild. I’m not sure if it was the orange binding that drew my attention or something more, but I decided to check it out.

I read the book in three sittings, devouring page after page as if it were a hearty meal instead of a 300-page novel. I firmly believed that I was supposed to read this book at THAT exact moment in my life.

For those that don’t know, Wild is an autobiographical account of Cheryl Strayed’s 3-month hike along the Pacific Crest Trail to escape her reality and in a way shed her old self. After loss and self-abuse, Strayed decided to embark on this epic hike from California and Oregon to the Bridge of the Gods into Washington. Through the journey, the book contains flashback of her life and struggles that inspired her to leave her old life and literally climb her way through self-discovery.

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She lived minimally and her only purpose was to survive from day to day. To have water, food and her tent for shelter. Money was only an issue sometimes when she arrived at her resupply station, other than that she didn’t really need it. She sold everything she had and used her last dollars to hike the PCT, confident enough in herself that when it was all over she would figure out a way to live in Oregon. As intense as her physical and mental struggles were, she had to live completely in each moment and problem solves with what was right in front of her.

How free I felt just reading it. To live so simply, so minimally sounded like heaven to me. It made me realize then that there wasn’t much that I truly want. There are plenty of “things” that I think I want, money, clothes, great hair, but if I were Cheryl, hiking for hundred of miles, none of that would matter.

I couldn’t image a world where my physical appearance, my professionalism, my career path, my social media post… would mean absolutely nothing.

Now, over a year later, I wonder if my somewhat spontaneous plan to uproot my life in Massachusetts and create a new life for myself and my boyfriend in California, had anything to do with this novel. When I first read this book, I was so desperate for change, for a purpose. I wanted to pack my bags and hike across America too! Anything to get away from myself and my old habits and ways of thinking.

The problem with trying to run away from yourself is that it’s impossible. Along with my journey, I still had to face my insecurities, inaccuracies and practice self-love, daily. I still am!

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But I believe that this piece of literature inspired me in ways that actually changed my life. To see a woman push through fear to accomplish her goal inspired me more than I can express. If I look at where I was then in 2016 and where I am now, I feel like a completely different person. Cheryl Strayed encouraged me and challenged me to fight for the life I wanted.

That is a sign of true inspiration and literary courage. Strayed poured her heart into that book. Fearlessly.

And I think it changed my life.

 

I would love to know what books have inspired you. Let me know in the comments below!

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Body Talk - Giving Up Birth Control and Embracing My Female Bod

 

Body Talk | Giving Up Birth Control and Embracing My Female Body

Once I made the decision to live a holistic life, I went all in. Makeup, cleaning products, medication, clothing…even birth control.

To me, living holistically means I look for natural, healthy products void of chemicals, toxins and added hormones. I use cruelty-free makeup, buy cleaning products with natural ingredients (or make my own), and I don’t take any medication, including the pill.

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My Experience with Birth Control Pills

I actually don’t have a lengthy history with birth control, prior to my transition to veganism. However, I was taking it for a few months last year. My boyfriend and I were really serious (planning our move to California together) and I didn’t want to take any risks with pregnancy. I have always been apprehensive about birth control pills because I didn’t like the idea of messing with my hormones. But at my yearly gynecologist appointment, I decided to ask my doctor about getting a prescription.

I was shocked that my doctor didn’t ask me any further questions. She literally just took out her prescription paper and gave me what I asked for. Granted she did have my medical history on her computer and knew that I was healthy. However, shouldn’t something as intense and invasive as birth control warrant at least a few health questions?

I tried the birth control for a few weeks and I started experiencing some uncomfortable symptoms. I called my doctor and she prescribed me a different pill over the phone. Again, I was surprised how easy this whole process was. No tests? No questions?

I didn’t like having this medication in my body but I didn’t know what else to do. I hated not knowing what was going on inside me and I worried about the risks that come with birth control. Not only was I experiencing sharp mood swings, but my libido DECREASED. This to me is the strangest of all the birth control side effects. Wasn’t I taking this so that I could have sex whenever I wanted to without the risk of pregnancy? But now I didn’t want to as much.

This saddened me because I was manipulating my nature bodily functions and my natural sex drive. After further research, I learned that I was at a higher risk for cervical and breast cancer, blood clots, gallbladder disease and even heart attacks.  And now, heart disease has become the leading cause of death among women. I have to wonder if there is a connection between the widespread and long-term use of oral contraceptives.

WHY DIDN’T MY DOCTOR TELL ME THIS?

It is estimated that over 150 million women take birth control. And if their experience was anything like mine, I’m guessing they were not told the possible side effects either.

I decided to get off the pill about 4 or 5 months into taking it. Within a month, I felt so much better. I was my old self again in all the ways that birth control had numbed or altered my body.

All of this education got me thinking…as women we are in a constant fight for what we will do or not do with our bodies. Whether it’s for reproduction rights, objectification, and sexualization in the media or fighting for equality, we are on a mission. However, in my opinion, shouldn’t we understand our bodies while we are fighting for them?

What Use for Natural Birth Control

A lot of women who are active participants in holistic living use the Fertility Awareness Method. With this method, you simply track your fertility based on your menstrual cycle so you know when you are fertile and able to get pregnant. If you are using this as a form of birth control, like I am, you can either not have sex on your fertile day or use other means of protection.

I purchased the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler which completely changed my life. It explained in detail what my body does each month between my period and fertile phases. I was actually embarrassed that at 25 years old, I didn’t know what my body had been doing for over 12 years now!

Taking Charge of Your Fertility

There is a lot of information to process at first, but once practiced, the Fertility Awareness Method is quite simple and completely reliable (if followed correctly). Here are the absolute basics of the method: By tracking your waking temperature, your basal body temperature, you will get a clue as to what phase of your cycle you are in. Your cervical fluid will also let you know when you are fertile or about to become fertile. By tracking this information daily, you will see the pattern of your cycle and therefore be able to anticipate when you are fertile. Then you can make a choice to have sex on these days or not.  I use an app called Kindara to chart my temperature and symptoms.

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I STRONGLY believe that ever women should read Weschler’s book. Regardless if you are on the pill, trying to get pregnant, avoiding pregnancy or entering menopause, we as women should have a deep understanding of what our bodies are doing.

It’s so empowering!

Knowledge is power. Take back control of your fertility by actually understanding how it works instead of just muting its functions with medication. And if you are worried about your boyfriend or spouse’s opinion about periods, cervical fluid,  birth control and all things pertaining to YOUR body, then I say this: If your man can’t respect and honor what your female body naturally does, then he shouldn’t be allowed to enter it 🙂

I don’t believe in the pill. I feel it is harming women. You are supposed to get your period. It is cleansing and natural. It is not a burden. I THANK my body when I begin to get cramps and backaches because I know my body is healthy and doing what it is supposed to. I want to honor my feminity and my female reproductive system by allowing it to work the way it was created to. Yes, the Fertility Awareness Method takes a little more effort than just popping a pill in your mouth. But isn’t your health and well-being worth it?

If you take anything away from this post, educate yourself. Just start there. Learn about your body. Listen to your body. And above all, respect your body.

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Want to join this conversation? I would love to hear from you! Comment below 🙂

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Body Talk - How Veganism Changed My Perception of Beauty

Body Talk | How Veganism Changed My Perception of Beauty

I perceive veganism as a lifestyle. It is not just that I avoid eating animal meats or animal bi- products. Yes, that is the core of veganism. However, the longer I have learned, researched and acted upon this practice, the more veganism has trickled into even more areas of my life.

Specifically, body image and my perception of beauty.

Like most girls and women, there are parts of my body that I battled with daily. My skin was a huge source of insecurity for me. Throughout all of my 20’s, I felt ugly and completely unattractive if I didn’t have makeup on. Sometimes I would even put makeup on before going to the gym. I couldn’t see anything else when I looked in the mirror except for my blemishes and redness. Some would say that my acne wasn’t even that bad. But to me, it felt like a burden and it took a toll on my self-esteem.

Something switched in me around the time I turned 25, last year. I started to accept my flaws. I don’t have flawless skin, but I have other qualities, I would tell myself. I felt shallow and materialistic caring SO much about what I looked like. So I decided to just give up. Not give up on my appearance, I still liked to wearing nice clothes and putting on makeup, but I gave up on basing my self-worth on the condition of my skin. I cut my makeup routine in half. I stopped analyzing my face in the mirror ever night. I just let it be and told myself every day that I was beautiful. I was going to make myself believe it.

I have explained my skin story before (if you haven’t read it yet, I will link it here) but it was the reason I first became interested in veganism. After cutting dairy from my diet, I saw a huge improvement. I started testing the waters and wore less and less foundation. The summer of my road trip across the country to California, I eliminated makeup completely and let my skin breath for the entirety of our 8-day trip. The first few days, I battled the voices in my head that told me that my natural face was ugly void of powders and foundations to cover every blemish. But I focused on my journey, on the experiences my boyfriend and I were having instead of thinking about what I looked like.

This was the beginning of how veganism changed my perception of beauty.

Body Image

I have always been so concerned with how I look on the outside. Is my skin clear? Am I thin enough? Am I curvy enough? Do these clothes flatter my figure? Do I look sexy? Too sexy? Not sexy at all? Is my hair ok?

These are the questions we as women are always asking ourselves when we look in the mirror. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be attractive but there is so much more to life than the condition and shape of your body, to the flawlessness or lack thereof, of your skin.

But what about the other parts of you? The parts that are on the inside? The parts that keeping you moving, and functioning, that keep you alive! We often neglect our insides in order to be more presentable or fashionable on the outside.

When I started learning about what I had been putting into my body all these years, the chemicals, the hormones, the processed meats,  I was scared. If I pollute the inside of me, what is to become of the outside? Of my health?

I don’t like calling veganism a diet because it is not a diet in the sense that we have been taught a diet is. A way to lose weight. A way to become more desirable on the outside. It is a lifestyle because you are thinking beyond that. Dieting is a selfish act in a way. You are only thinking about yourself and how food affects your own body. But by being vegan, I am thinking of the earth, the air, the animals, the planet… all living, beautiful things. It has taken me out of myself because I am no longer just eating to eat, I am eating with a purpose.

I am not saying that all my body image issues went away. I still work on loving myself daily. But this last year of being vegan has kept me in touch with my body in an entirely new way. My skin is healing, my digestion is healthy, my energy is high, my mood swings are less frequent, my hormones are becoming balanced, my menstrual cycle is regular and I am in tune with my female body.

I am learning to love myself more and more.

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Food is important to our everyday life, yes. But body obsession, dieting, and hating yourself shouldn’t be.

It is amazing just how great I feel about myself when I know I am treating my body with love and kindness from the inside out. We as human beings are interconnected with the earth and we suffer greatly from the greed, wealth, and the gluttony which has destroyed the food industries and wrecked havoc on our health.

Instead, fell the freedom of loving your beautiful body. It all starts with the belief that you are worthy.

I am beautiful, not because I am perfect but because I am part of mother nature, the most beautiful women of them all.

 

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