Posts Tagged ‘Woman Empowerment’

Tyra Banks talks “What’s Up Down There”

October 12, 2010


unSEXY

September 30, 2010

Even Madonna Has Her Moments


There is a ‘sexy’

Yesterday was one of those days…where ‘sexy’ was the opposite of how I was feeling. I could barely sleep the night before and had a fuse the length of a pinhead. I was tired and drabby and got about 15% of the things on my to-do list done. Brushing my hair and dealing with my appearance were the last things on my mind. At some point during the day, I decided to do a brief meditation and get perspective. I knew this feeling was a passing lapse of ‘ick,’ yet I couldn’t snap out of it for hours. During my contemplation, I remembered witnessing a familiar feeling in another women two days before, another woman who happens to be a gorgeous, A-list celebrity who takes fabulous care of herself and looks 20 years younger than her age. Celeb ‘X’ regularly attends a yoga class I go to in LA. After class, some of the women were talking in a small group. Miss ‘X’ was expressing her feelings of frustration and sadness due to conflicts with her significant other, causing her to feel heavy and low. She told the story with such genuine transparency, just as any friend would. I stood there in awe. It felt like such a gift to hear this woman, who is put on a high pedestal in the media, share her humble experience as a normal human being.

in “unsexy.”

This must have been the theme of the week because the day before that I was sitting in a workshop for women entrepreneurs and learning the same lesson in a different way. The instructor was teaching tips for how to deal with failures, mistakes and set-backs. She quoted a multimillionaire CEO who tells
his clients to say the words “I’m so sexy” to themselves every time they fall off the wagon.
The reason he says this is to bring humor our imperfections that actually make us PERFECTLY human. A neat and tidy upward slope of growth and improvement is flat out impossible and would be boring. In reflecting on this, I was able to laugh at myself a bit. Just because many of us are getting better at taking care of ourselves and our bodies doesnt’ mean it’s always a flawless proces. Next time you take a little dip, why not try it? Say to yourself “I’m so sexy.” See if it changes your perspective?

“I can feel so unsexy for someone so beautiful. So unloved for someone so fine. I can feel so boring for someone so interesting. So ignorant for someone of sound mind”

Alanis Morissette

Cheers.

Sarah