Another reason to absolutely love Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence recently commented on how she feels about shows like Fashion Police and I could not agree with her more!

Here’s what she had to say:

“The world has this idea that if you don’t look like an airbrushed perfect model… You have to see past it. You look how you look, you have to be comfortable. What are you going to do? Be hungry every single day to make other people happy? That’s just dumb. There are shows like Fashion Police that are just showing these generations of young people to judge people based on all the wrong values and that it’s okay to point at people and call them ugly or fat. They call it ‘fun’ and they say ‘welcome to the real world’ – and that shouldn’t be the real world. It’s going to continue being the real world if we keep it that way. We have to stop treating each other like that and stop calling each other fat. There are unrealistic expectations for women, it’s disappointing that the media keeps it alive and fuels that fire. It’s something that really bothers me – because I love to eat.”
There is so much pressure on girls and women to have perfect bodies and perfect skin and be a size 0, but that is completely unrealistic and would make a very boring world if you ask me! We need to be confident in ourselves and embrace our differences and uniqueness.  That is what makes us beautiful and gives us the power to do anything we want to do.
Here’s a link to a Thought Catalog that shares 61 Quotes That Will Make You Feel Beautiful. I posted a few of my favorites below. (I have a lot of favorites!
“People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing you are the beholder.”  ~Salma Hayek
“There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.”  ~Maria Mitchell
“I am so beautiful, sometimes people weep when they see me. And it has nothing to do with what I look like really, it is just that I gave myself the power to say that I am beautiful, and if I could do that, maybe there is hope for them too. And the great divide between the beautiful and the ugly will cease to be. Because we are all what we choose.” ~Margaret Cho
“The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.” ~Francis Bacon
“Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.” ~Rosalind Russell
“Confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can have. It’s much sexier than any body part.” ~Aimee Mullins
“To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.” ~Alan Cohen
“One day I had to sit down with myself and decide that I loved myself no matter what my body looked like and what other people thought about my body. I got tired of hating myself.” ~Gabourey Sidibe
“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.” ~Steve Maraboli
“How people interpret my degrees of sexiness is out of my hands.” ~Seth Green
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

nobody made a greater mistake

I finally went to hot yoga today after not going for almost a year and I forgot how much I love it and how amazing I feel after. I prefer hot yoga because I love to sweat and I feel cleansed when the class is over. The yoga instructor today said something that really resonated with me.

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.” ~Edmund Burke

I looked it up when I got home and turns out it is a quote by Edmund Burke, who was an Irish statesmen and member of the Whig party who served in the House of Commons of Great Britain.

We are often so overwhelmed with our constant and growing “to-do” lists that we end up doing nothing at all. This reminded me that little steps will make a big difference and eventually lead to accomplishing your goal. I have been wanting to start a blog for years but the thought of wanting to make it perfect and wanting to write something that people were interested in was daunting to me. This was exactly what I needed to hear today and I am so grateful I decided to go to that class.

So go out and clean a little portion of the garage each weekend, read just a few pages of that book you’ve been meaning to start, or add a few more fruits and vegetables to your diet. You will soon realize doing little bits at a time are more rewarding than doing nothing at all.

~S