Blissful Body Fridays!

imagesHappy Friday, all!  I hope you’re having a great one.  My daughter and I spent the morning at a music group, and a friend is stopping by for a visit later on.  Good stuff.

So, I don’t know if this is blissful, Media-Monday worthy, or just plain realistic, but I found this article on my friend Jen’s FB page.  In it, it shows comparisons of Hollywood celebrities during photo shoots, and then during day to day activities (ie. without any photoshopping or makeup).  I sort of feel bad for posting it, because it’s almost more of the same (critiquing women’s bodies), but at the same time, I’m betting the celebrities are often willing participants in the Hollywood “game” and I feel it’s important for us “normals” to have a reality check on how, well, they look just like us.  All I know is that it helped me to reality-check myself, because we usually take these airbrushed images at face value.  Let me know what you think – triggering, or helpful?

Here’s the link!

Have a good one, folks!

(Image provided by photocine)


One thought on “Blissful Body Fridays!

  1. It sounds to me like your message is wise and clear…you are not critiquing but performing a personal reality check that celebrities have human bodies too. The human body gets stretch marks, cellulite, wrinkles. The human body holds weight in different areas like the stomach, the booty and the hips. It’s like peaking behind the curtain at the wizard. Hollywood has a lot of tricks of the trade they utilize and sometimes it can be harmful, like when I see images of poor Amanda Bynes who was so beautiful and now has big plastic boobs, bleach blonde hair and a nose job. I feel horrible that she put out a statement of how “ugly” her old photographs are. But when someone is seeking out truth for themselves, like it sounds as though you are, it’s not harmful to women, it’s helpful because it helps us remember that our bodies are not meant to be these perfect plastic things, they are living, organic, precious vessels that show the signs of our travels through it’s peaks and valleys. This is a lesson I need to keep learning myself as well. So, I thought this was helpful not because I compared my body but because I felt similar to them. Hey I’m like a movie start woot!!!!!

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