Great Health Guide - - EDITOR'S NOTE -

Dear Friends

Have you ever felt that you weren’t good enough? Per­haps even when you were young, some­one made a silly com­ment about you and it be­came fixed in your mind. Per­haps you are a vic­tim of an in­ten­tional judge­ment. Who dares to judge you and sug­gest you aren’t smart enough, not gifted, not clever, not cre­ative? Per­haps th­ese peo­ple are try­ing to cover their own in­ad­e­qua­cies by try­ing to pull you down.

Has this ear­lier judge­ment im­pacted on your feel­ings about your body im­age? The me­dia and beauty in­dus­tries play a huge role in de­ter­min­ing body im­age de­cid­ing what is deemed ‘beau­ti­ful’. Im­ages are pub­lished around the world with the sole mo­ti­va­tion of sell­ing you the next ‘beauty so­lu­tion’. This im­age is re­in­forced through so­cial me­dia as peo­ple post their ‘per­fect’ and ‘beau­ti­ful’ im­ages whilst body-sham­ing is be­com­ing all-too fre­quent. What an in­dict­ment on so­ci­ety when an in­di­vid­ual is only deemed valu­able and im­por­tant be­cause of their ex­ter­nal ap­pear­ance.

This month, I am thrilled to pub­lish sev­eral ar­ti­cles dis­cussing how a per­son is greater than their ex­ter­nal ap­pear­ance. Firstly, an ar­ti­cle writ­ten by psy­chol­o­gist Dr Kiera Buchanan en­ti­tled Leav­ing

Your Mark on the World, with another ar­ti­cle by Dr Matthew An­der­son Who Are You Born to Be? As well, there is a great ar­ti­cle that will lead you to be your best self by Dr Suzanne Hen­wood, ti­tled Be­ing Present to Who You Are.

Please be­lieve that you are more than your body. Your worth, value and con­tri­bu­tion to the world is based on so much more than just your ex­ter­nal ap­pear­ance.

Be Free.

Kath x


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