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Life is Short

July 20, 2011

I have to apologize for my lack of activity here and at SOAM, we learned last week that my mother passed away.

My mother spent the better part of her 61 years here on Earth hating herself. She could not see the beauty within her, and when she became overweight what little self-worth she felt was utterly lost.

Life is too short to spend so much time on self-hate. I beg you to work today and every day on self-love. You are beautiful. You are worthy. And you are both of those things no matter your weight (read the disclaimer here if you think I’m promoting unhealthy habits). In my mother’s name, and in your mother’s name, and in the name of all women, love yourself today.

If you have something to share about your body-image and how it relates to your mother, I would love to share that here as an entry – just click participate in the sidebar.

Blessings to you.

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9 Responses to “Life is Short”

  1. Katie B. Says:
    July 20th, 2011 at 10:34 am

    I’m so very sorry.

  2. Eileen Says:
    July 21st, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I too had a mom with horrible body image and just a few days ago I realized that I grew up hating my body (I am 51). I began reversing that a few years ago but have a ways to go. So sad what we do to ourselves and how it is reinforced by so much around us.

    Loving myself – all of me – now.

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    July 22nd, 2011 at 9:57 am

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  4. Kim Says:
    July 22nd, 2011 at 11:04 am

    I’m sorry for your loss, Bonnie.
    Hugs from Canada.

  5. Karla Says:
    July 22nd, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    So sorry :(

  6. Anna Says:
    July 22nd, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mother must be very proud of what you’re attempting to do with your site.

  7. kat Says:
    July 22nd, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss bonnie :( I know how hard it is to lose your mom. I lost mine recently as well. ((hugs)) she is in a place where there is no pain or judgement. I will pray for peace in your heart.

  8. Stephanie Says:
    July 24th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Praise God that you are ending that generational cycle. Praying for comfort for you.

  9. Marz Says:
    September 1st, 2011 at 1:24 pm


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