Self-Discovery

How to Become the Best Version of Yourself? (Part II.)

Before you dive into this article make sure you read Part I.

“If we want to engage with the world from a place of worthiness, we have to talk about the things that get in the way – especially shame, fear and vulnerability.” Brené Brown

A truly life changing book can help you in this transition. Brené Brown, (Ph.D., L.M.S.W, is a writer, research professor) is the author of “The Gifts of Imperfection” a book that aims to show how “Let go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to be and Embrace Who You Are”.

In her groundbreaking book, she explains why lack of self-worth and lack of self-love are the root cause of feeling not good enough, and explores the reason why we numb ourselves (for example with food), why we shrink ourselves and why we are not brave enough to show up in our lives with our true self.

Her work includes a full understanding of how the shame tapes and gremlins keep us feeling afraid and small.

“Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belongings. Shame keeps worthiness away by convincing us that owning our stories will lead to people thinking […]

How to Become the Best Version of Yourself? (Part I.)

The way we think about ourselves starts when we are young. We realize early on in our lives that being liked and being popular feels good. We discover that physical appearance can be a great tool for gaining popularity.

Instead of focusing on what we like about ourselves and what we desire, we start to focus on our desirability.

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We find ourselves learning how society thinks we ought look, however these images and expectations have nothing to do with how happy we truly feel inside.

Most of us think if we can look better by losing weight, being thinner or looking tighter and leaner, only then we will became the best version of ourselves.

We are conditioned to think this way, mainly through the social conditioning and cultural expectations we are surrounded by. We think that if our body image is on the top of the mountain we will get the love the job, the friends or the life we want and we will be happy.

Food gets a lot of attention but here is the real question:

What is it that we want to control in our life?

As we zoom out from the […]

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Many of us women hiding our talents and gifts and it’s not because we don’t have anything to offer but because we are afraid. We are afraid to show up in life because we don’t know how to do it.

What we know is that if we don’t have a perfect body we feel ashamed of it. What we know is that if we can’t handle emotions we know how to leave our bodies via food. We eat to numb. We eat to disappear. What we know if we control food we can control our lives. We are a nation of women who scared of food because we want to lose weight.

We compulsively binge or overeat because of dieting or emotional appetite.
We experience body shame or body image insecurity because of body weight stigmas. This has become a social norm and a social issue.

This is not a coincidence.

The main theme of the website to look at years or decades of struggles with weight not as the main problem and something to get rid of. But more of […]