If you’ve ever felt bad about your body after looking at a magazine…

February 21, 2011 at 12:40 AM 4 comments

This post is for anyone who has ever felt insecure about themselves after seeing some glamorized idea of perfection on a magazine cover, or in between the covers. You are beautiful just the way you are! No one is perfect, and everyone has unique features that make them beautiful (inside and out). See, the thing about beauty in magazines is that you can never be sure that what you are seeing is the real deal. Sure, these models, singers, actors/actresses are very well beautiful in their own rights. Just like you and I, they are gorgeous without being touched up, just as they are. Many photographs that are used on magazine covers or even inside of the pages have been altered in some way in some computer program.

I have created this example to give you hope that you really are beautiful, just as you are. Go ahead, click on the image below to see the difference between the before and after photos that I took and edited.

We are not all the same, and we should not try to be. We should be ourselves, even if we like what everyone else likes it’s okay. As long as we aren’t hiding behind some artificial mask because we are trying to be something we aren’t. Inside and outside we have the power to be who we want, and we shouldn’t let the pressures of society around us dictate that. If society around you all told you that you have to call your Grandma horrible even though she was amazing, you wouldn’t do it- so why do we do it to ourselves?

Every day I learn to appreciate who I am even more. I am no better or worse than anyone else in this world, I am simply myself. And that self is amazing.

Happy Adventures,


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  • 1. Jaclyn Rae  |  February 21, 2011 at 1:20 AM

    I absolutely adore you, Heather. You’re right– being yourself is amazing! Thanks for this fabulous, inspiring post 🙂

    • 2. Heather  |  February 21, 2011 at 1:49 AM

      You are very welcome, Jaclyn. And thank you for the very kind comment. 🙂 You are so incredible!

  • 3. trivialtrailings  |  February 22, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    I needed this reminder! Thanks for sharing.

    • 4. Heather  |  February 22, 2011 at 1:07 AM

      You are very welcome! I am so glad that I could have a positive influence in your life. 🙂 That is why I write what I write in blog posts like this.


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