justsylvari

Just another polar bear adrift in the sea

I love you .. you love me…. July 31, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — sylvarih @ 11:31 pm

 But can we love ourselves? 

 I really, really don’t want to turn this into a blog about weight and body acceptance honest. Having said that – here is a rant about body acceptance. 

Today I read that 80% of 10 year old girls admit to being on a diet. On top of that a whopping 98% of women are dissatisfied with their bodies. Take your time, let that sink in. Got it? Good.. 

 What in the name of all that is bright and beautiful is WRONG with us???? Seriously, I am talking to you. You women, you men, me. How did we get to a place where almost half the people in this country don’t like their bodies. That is a huge amount of self loathing. 

I don’t want to get into the why of it nor the huge fraud the diet industry is perpetuating. What I want to do is get people to love themselves. 

Let’s make a deal, let’s tell each other how awesome we are. Let’s look at ourselves in the morning and really strive to like what we see. You are pretty rockin’ wonderful you know. Trust me. Stop dieting, stop obsessing about numbers on a scale, stop comparing yourself to others. There is only one of you. How mind blowing is that. Only one. An original Declaration of Independence is worth about 8.5 million and there are 200 or so of those floating around. How much more precious are you? How much more are you worth? You are priceless!! Spread the word.. 

 

 

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Traveling along July 11, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — sylvarih @ 12:47 am

Come on get happy!

There is a lot of talk in the polyamorous community about the family you make as opposed to the family you are born into. The more I think about this the more I realize it’s a bit pretentious of us to think that we are the only people who make our families, or for that matter that this isn’t something that hasn’t been done since well, forever. Let’s face it. We all make our own families. The ties of blood mean less than we like to think they do. Way back in the misty dawn of time these “families of choice” were known as clans or or other like terms.

I think instead of patting ourselves on the back for inventing ideas that were already there we should be discussing what our obligations to these families are.

 

 

 
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