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Welcome to July! It is currently 30+ degrees here in Canada and there is no denying that summer is here. I hope you all enjoyed last month’s articles about preparing for summer – we had a lot of fun writing them!
This month we are talking about saying “NO.”
This can mean a lot of things: saying no to society’s standards, saying no to exercising for unhealthy reasons, saying no to unhealthy relationships…
At the core of it all, though, I think most importantly, we need to learn to say no to lies.
- The lies others tell us about ourselves.
- The lies society tells us about how to be “acceptable” “happy” “beautiful”.
- The lies fabricated in our own minds.
Over the past year (and even years before then), I’ve had a lot of negative messages thrown my way. People criticizing me and my writing, people trying to redefine my reality, false accusations, and even me criticizing myself. The funny thing is, I always tend to hold other people’s
truths words as having more power, or more “legitimacy” than my own.
When they say things that aren’t accurate, I openly accept their lies, and I let them define me.
This is something I’m working on.
I also have struggled with the lie that I need to be perfect (I did a video on this last night, actually) – and this has done nothing but hold me back and set me up for failure.
So this month (and in the months to come) I am saying no to lies.
And I am going to be clinging to the truth – what I know to be true about myself and the person I am.
And in light of this, I thought I would update my “Free from” photo:
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