Do you struggle to maintain a positive self-image? On January 27, Janet Leighton addressed the issue of developing a healthy self-concept, table mentor June Camerer spoke about being comfortable in her own skin, and Janet showed video clips from the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty that illustrated how manipulated beauty in media can be.
MOPS attendees were also challenged to list 20 things that they’re an expert at, as a way to get a balanced self-understanding. Some of us struggled with this exercise, deciding it would be easier to list 20 things that we’re good at . . . but the point was well-taken; it’s much easier to be hard on ourselves – our parenting, our appearance, our weaknesses – than to be grateful for who (and why) we are who we are.