Stop the Beauty Madness

Week after week, I see the damage that our culture’s obsession with beauty has created. I’m a mental health counselor for women and girls who have eating disorders, and I’ve realized how easily people can become trapped by the thought, “If I don’t achieve physical perfection, I can never be good enough.” I was drawn…

A Beautiful Illustration of Love

A writer named Vicki Wilson shared this beautiful story with me, and after I read it, I knew that I wanted to pass it on. Vicki’s mother was diagnosed with a rare disease, Multiple System Atrophy, which currently has no cure. I was deeply touched reading about how Vicki, her mother, and their family members…

Spring is Here

I love springtime. Even when I’m having a rough day, I can’t help but feel joy when I look outside my car window and see the colorful flowers blooming. I feel the warm sunlight on my face, and I’m reminded that spring is a time for celebrating beauty, fresh starts, and feeling alive. In honor…

Autumn

The beauty of autumn arrives at a much slower pace here. I usually spend the season feeling like I am in transit between summer and winter: the weather starts to get colder, and the leaves fall gradually, but we don’t get many spectacular bursts of color. Yesterday, I felt as though I woke up to…

Quotes About Beautiful People

I really like these two quotes by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness,…