Teenage Plastic Surgery

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My dream is to help women change the negative things about how they see themselves. I get the most pushback and friction when I try to help them let go of the “flaws” they are convinced prevent them from being beautiful.

Here’s the story of a teenager, Kate, told she had “thunder thighs” by her mother. Having been told I had thunder thighs from middle school on, this doesn’t sit well with me. I was lucky and had enough sense of self that I thought,

Screw whoever doesn’t like my thighs! They’re attached to my legs. I’m quite fond of them.

Kate added this criticism to her internal tape and it played so many times that she got liposuction at 18. And she felt worse about herself after.

I often talk about plastic surgery.

I don’t personally have anything against it, and someday I may want to explore it. I do have a problem with it being advertised and talked about as a magic way to fix your self-esteem. Nearly every woman I’ve known or worked with has mentioned something she would like to “fix” with plastic surgery. In our society we tend to think only of glossy after shots.

We don’t think about the mental, emotional and physical process of surgery and the long road to heal our bodies.

I’ve had a c-section. (Emergency. NOT planned) and I wouldn’t wish that process or the year it takes to heal on anyone.

I’ve often said that getting to your goal weight, or having plastic surgery won’t fix the negative voice in your head. You have to fix it by focusing on your positives and giving just as much credence to who you are as a person. Who you are as a person is much more than just what you look like.

Finding Happiness When A Dream Falls Apart

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I always go after my dreams, diving in fully and giving it my all. Most of the time, I achieve what I set out to achieve. Every once in a while, a dream falls apart. That does not mean this dream will not be realized in the future in a different form, so really it […]

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Fitness Inspiration: Ignore Distractions Until After Your Workout

Fitness Inspiration Quotes: Kill your distractions achieve your fitness goals

Fitness inspiration is something I am always looking for. If you look at the #FitnessInspiration or #fitspo tag into consideration on Instagram and Pinterest I am not alone. Follow Heather’s board Fitness Inspiration on Pinterest. Why do we need fitness inspiration in our lives? Things in life are easy when all the stars line up. […]

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A dream golfing vacation

Hotel Quinta da Marinha Resort golf holiday

I love combining a vacation or travel plans with my sporting enthusiasms. This week I visited a travel destination that would make any golfer’s heart skip a beat. Truly a dream golfing vacation destination! As an 8womendreamer I particularly loved the philosophy of the Hotel Quinta da Marinha Resort: “We want you to feel like you are […]

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How To Tell A Story With Power

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Another Day At The Pool So my son comes running up to me at the pool and says, “Mom! I need money for the confession stand!” “Well, you haven’t been very good this year,” I said, “Here’s a twenty. And don’t tell them that Mommy has rum hidden in her pool bag!” How the story really […]

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How to Find Hope by Having a Grateful Heart

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Happy Thankful Thursday, dreamers! This week I am grateful for hope. Motivational speaker, Dale Carnegie once said, “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” After my daughter was first born I decided to start my […]

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Fear of Failure will Get you Bitch-Slapped

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Every morning for the last week, I’ve woken up grateful and astonished at how the dream process plays out. My dream to heal with photography took a jump into hyper drive when I decided to open a retail space. I told myself I could be scared up until I signed for it, from that moment […]

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