Monday, January 24, 2011

What Is Beauty?

While reading The Beauty Myth, I started thinking what do I find beautiful? The women on tv, in magazine ads or people I know? Honestly I stopped reading magazines cause they made me feel bad. I don't have her body, her skin, her wardrobe. I feel a lot better about myself since I stopped reading those magazines and focus what I like. Perhaps I don't have the latest clothing or the newest hairstyle but I feel better.
So I want to show you what I think is beautiful. Starting with me:
In November I started a project where for the entire month, I took a photo of myself everyday. This is my favorite of the bunch.
 Two of my favorite people, Pat and Jen. And they look this beautiful all the time!
 Ashley and Marta, two beautiful women I'm lucky to call friends.
 Another beautiful friend, Erin.
 Adria and me on my beautiful wedding day. Adria's beautiful and a bad ass to boot.
And the beautiful Cindy with me at Kris' wedding.
Then there's all of you, my beautiful readers. Yes, I honestly believe you all beautiful too. How often do we give ourselves compliments? Probably not as often as we criticize ourselves and others. Stop looking for the flaws and look for the beauty in life. It's so much more rewarding.
Heather of Heather's Dish started The Faces of Beauty website "to celebrate the incredible and unique beauty in all of us.  It throws off the societal pressures to look a certain way and gives an opportunity to share what we love about ourselves." Check out the beauty there and spread the love, starting with yourself.


  1. Oh, you are too sweet. And I love that picture of us.

  2. Great post! I remember clearly as a child when my mom taught me how someone's physical beauty is transcended by their inner beauty. I also think we are seeing (in the media) a lot different forms of beauty lately. Finally the masses realize beauty comes in all different shapes!

  3. I absolutely loved this post Linda!! You are beautiful. We all need to celebrate ourselves don't we???

  4. You are beautiful, Linda. Both inside and out. Truly. xo


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