In times of challenge how can our mermaids stay centred?
I feel like 80% of the time, if we are feeling irritated, challenged, triggered or upset by events with work and family, or any relationship, we can first go within and ask ourselves why we feel that way, and can often find resolution by releasing our own resentment or judgment. We feel “triggered” or a charged emotional response to someone elses’ behavior usually when they are embodying a quality that we don’t like in ourselves, a quality which we can thank, release and replace in order to find peace. Also, be mindful of what you are tolerating/permitting based on your own self-worth and free will in your life. I’d say that 20% of the time it’s important to make an external shift, by limiting time with certain individuals, or even quitting a job.
How can mermaids improve body confidence?
I was speaking to a fellow healer who will be featured on my upcoming podcast who said that when she looked at my Instagram she thought I came from a modeling background – which couldn’t be farther from the case! I felt invisible sitting at work desks and in commuter trains for much of my 20’s, and had unresolvable health issues that depleted my metabolism, gave me horrible digestive issues and really spotty skin. It really messed with my body confidence. I also had a boyfriend who was obsessed with how he looked, which didn’t help. When I went all in with my own healing journey, I swear that I started to look way younger in just a matter of months; I was starting to glow again. Making art through photography helped me to reclaim my self confidence. Now, I recommend 1. HEALING your relationship with the mirror by making it a practice of focusing on appreciating what you DO like rather than obsessing or correcting what you DO NOT like and 2. I really don’t think it’s about “loving your flaws,” I think it’s about recognizing that whether you have beauty, or flaws, it’s irrelevant.
Make dressing up, self care, adornment and beauty regimens an opportunity for fun, self-expression and healing – not comparison, shame or because you feel you “have to.”
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