Every woman has at least one complaint about some part of her body.
Skinny beautiful models don’t help the perception of what women think they should look like and today’s diet plans include dangerous habits, like fasting and dieting pills.
What happened to eating in moderation and exercise? What happened to loving your curves?
Speaking of models and curves, Marilyn Monroe is the “it-girl” exemplar for the ideal woman’s body:
Marilyn’s body is the definition of a healthy. But not everyone has bodies like Marylin, therefore, it is important to remember that your body’s form will not change.
As women we need to recognize our body type and work to keep it healthy and in shape by eating good and exercising regularly. Also, we women can learn to love our bodies and play up and show off of their best features.
Embrace and flaunt, Ladies!
Two weeks ago from today was Valentine’s Day; a day of love for many couples and a day of chocolate M&M’s and hard-A for many singles.
I recently had a conversation with a friend about if Valentine’s Day is overrated or not. I guess it depends on how one celebrates V-day.
So, here are my guidlines to celebrating a not-so-overrated V-day:
1) You don’t need a lover!
If you have a significant other, then great! But if not, then don’t fret.
Now, I should hate V-day considering I had my heart broken the day after Valentine’s Day two years ago by my ex. The story is a little tragic, but it didn’t make me hate the holiday.
2) Don’t hate.
Being a negative noodle doesn’t do much to boost your spirits on V-day or any day. Choose something you like to do and do it.
3) Surround yourself with love.
If there isn’t a lover in the picture, then celebrate this day with people who make you feel good.
4) Spread the love.
Tell or show your loved one(s) how much you care. For example, I make my mom a card or craft every Valentine’s Day.
5) Express love every day.
My ultimate guideline for a not so overrated V-day is that it’s essential to show love and appreciation towards loved ones on days that aren’t just reserved for special treatment.
C’mon, don’t be a dummy!
I enjoy playing with words. While I cook I use Magnetic Poetry, the tiny word magnets used on refrigerators, to create sentences, phrases and poetry.
Mostly, I enjoy learning new languages. I am in the process of improving my Spanish fluency.
I could sit and study the Spanish language for hours. The words role of the tongue like a lullaby. But mimicking the accent is too difficult.
I have realized that I can, at times, express myself better in Spanish. For example, the word love in Englsih holds different meanings. People say they love a lot of things, and sometimes the term is only meant to describe a strong liking for a certain person or thing. And who wants to actually say, “I strongly like you.” Weird…
But in Spanish there are many verbs used to clarify the how much one likes or loves a person or thing:
• Agradar (to like it ok)
• Gustar (to like)
• Interesar (to have interest)
• Importar (to have importance)
• Encantar (to be enchanted)
• Fascinar (to be fasinated )
• Querer (to care for or to want)
• Amar (to love)
(Note: the verb amar is only used if one truly loves or is passionate about someone or something. It’s not a commonly used word like love. )
There are thousands words and phrases within a language that can be used to express oneself in writing and conversation. Studying two or more languages also enables one to communicate with others and experience a distinct and separate culture outside of one’s own.