Are you comfortable in your own skin? What does it mean to be comfortable in your own skin anyway? Does it mean you love your physical body? Does it mean to be at ease with the core of who you are? How do you know if you are actually at home with yourself?
Ultimately, we cannot honor the girl on the inside of us if we don’t learn to accept her. That doesn’t mean that we won’t want to work at making her the best that she can be, but it does mean that at some level we must learn to be at ease with the girl we are today even while we work at the girl we want her to be tomorrow.
A key takeaway for each reader of my book, She’s Still There is to appreciate who you are and who you have the potential to become. Every woman has to learn the art of being herself. Leaders, learners, moms, wives, millennials and empty nesters all grapple with standing out, being authentic, and owning our lives in full. So it’s okay if you struggle with loving the skin you’re in — we just can’t get comfortable in the struggle.
My friend, Margot, has been an amazing resource to me both personally and professionally, and she was especially instrumental in the writing process of She’s Still There. Because she understands this topic, my heart for this topic, and the importance of self-acceptance and self-love, Margot has been a cheerleader for me and my heart for the women I encourage. She is also one of few women I know that is unapologetically comfortable in her own skin. Her unique and eclectic personality is infectious and I’m so excited to share this podcast with you!
Highlight from Today’s Episode:
- Modeling confidence for your children
- Coping with comparison
- Dealing with criticism
- Developing an internal dialogue
- Battling inadequacy
Resources From Today’s Show
- Find Margot on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and online at margotstarbuck.com.
- C.S Lewis “Mere Christianity”
- C.S. Lewis Quote – “Do not imagine that if you meet a really humble man he will be what most people call ‘humble’ nowadays: he will not be a sort of greasy, smarmy person, who is always telling you that, of course, he is nobody. Probably all you will think about him is that he seemed a cheerful, intelligent chap who took a real interest in what you said to him. If you do dislike him it will be because you feel a little envious of anyone who seems to enjoy life so easily. He will not be thinking about humility: he will not be thinking about himself at all.”
- Grab Margot’s questions for Readers of Unsqueezed
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- “If we accept ourselves, it gives a gift to other people.”
- “God designed our bodies to be instrumental, not just ornamental.”
- “The acceptance that we crave and desire is one that only God can give.”
- “You are the gatekeeper for your peace.”
- “You have to know what makes you feel at home so that you can make others feel at home.”
- “Stop being afraid of the monster in the closet. Just open the door and see.”
- “The perfect God of the universe says you’re okay!” Chrystal Hurst
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- Kingdom Woman by Chrystal Evans Hurst and Tony Evans
After you’ve listened to the podcast, I’d love to continue the conversation. Be sure and leave a comment!
- In what ways are you hiding parts of you that God uniquely created?
- How is your self-awareness restricting areas in your life that you know you should embrace?
- What steps can you take today to focus on OTHERS instead of you, daily?
- What gifts did God put in you that are unique?
- What boundaries can you set with critical people in your life?
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