You already experience enough pain, struggling to pretend that all is well. Give some space to your vulnerability
When I first heard this duo between Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, I immediately fell in love with the song. Yes I was a little girl when it came out … Continue Reading Music Mondays With Whitney Houston And Mariah Carey: How to Create Miracles Out of Times of Despair
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You won’t understand unconditional love, until you hear this song
For some of us there is no make up to cushion
the fall of rejection or hiding who we are
this is a letter reposted from the blog called dearlilyjune. I immediately fell in love with this letter because when starting this blog to inspire people to have a compassionate and loving relationship with their bodies, I wondered whether I was naive. Naive in the sense that I didn’t really know what it is like to struggle to like your body if you are living with an autoimmune disease, if you’re living with a disability, if you are transgender. I don’t have that experience, so how do I create the space in which all people can explore that compassionate relationship? That is why love letters are so important to this blog. Because publishing them allows you the reader and I to hear it straight from the person experiencing these difficulties. We can all learn about what it’s like to love a body that sometimes fails you, that is sometimes trying to kill you in its attempt to survive, or living in a body that people feel entitled to police or abuse. I hope you find this letter as delightful and uplifting as it is heartbreaking.