Friday, November 25, 2011

The Onslaught

Here's the thing. Unless you make the effort to have the necessary conversations with your children, there is the distinct possibility that life is going to suck for them. The pressure to be 'cool', and attain 'perfection' is going to overwhelm them and occupy their wonderful, brilliant, creative minds, take them down a path that will rob them of their natural beauty and childhood, and prematurely take their innocence and distract their focus.

Talk to your daughters (and sons) before the "beauty" industry does.

Watch this 1-minute video everyday...every morning, if you have to, until you believe that our self-doubt, self-loathing, body dissatisfaction, perfectionism, and self-harm is fuelled by the constant onslaught of messages that tell us we are not good enough, from companies that have no other agenda than their multi-million dollar profits.

This is the Dove Onslaught video.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Lest We Forget

This Remembrance Day I will remember and acknowledge all those who have died in service to their country. I chose this picture of three poppies to represent the three female Canadian soldiers who have died in combat operations in Afghanistan.

Captain Nichola Goddard, Trooper Karine Blais and Master Corporal Kristal Giesebrecht.
Thank you for your service. Lest we forget.