Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Tell Every Woman She IS Enough!

There's been a lot of posts written recently by bloggers who attended the BlogHer '14 blogging conference.  Although I didn't go, I have enjoyed reading the accounts of the event.
What does your mirror tell you?

I recently read a blog post, The Talking Mirror and Self Esteem by Carol Cassara.  In it, she describes watching women at the first exhibit they encountered at the conference.  The exhibit was a “talking mirror.”  In her article, Carol also provided the video link I have included here, and encouraged her readers to watch it.  She even offered a free giveaway to anyone who leaves a comment on her post.


Before I watched the video, my comment on Carol's post would have been, “A mirror that tells me, ‘You are Enough.’ I want one of those!”


I hope you will read Carol's wonderful words about self esteem (click on the link in the paragraph above) AND watch this video, before you read the rest of what I write here.  Don't forget to leave a comment on Carol's blog!





As I viewed the video, I realized I was crying.  I'd be surprised if you didn't shed at least a tear. Most of us can relate to the raw emotions revealed by the women filmed as they interacted with the mirror.  Kudos to whomever organized and facilitated these interactions.  Bravo to the all-female band “The Mrs.” for their empowering song, “I'm Enough.” 


The comment I finally left on Carol's blog post was “... it is true - we are all enough."  


I've changed my mind about wanting to own a talking mirror.  I've realized a real talking mirror isn't a piece of reflective glass that hangs on a wall.  Every one of us is a talking mirror, reflecting opinions to ourselves and to others. There are vocal mirrors around us every day. It is the ones that tell us we are enough that we should listen to. This is the kind of mirror that each of us should strive to be.

We all have the power to change inner voices of self-doubt ... our own and those of others. We need to remember to tell the women in our lives the reasons that we think they are enough. And, whenever we look at ourselves in the mirror, we should decide to say, “I'm Enough.”

So --  "SLIDE IT GIRL" ... We are all ENOUGH!


“Tell someone she's enough!   #i'mEnough”


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19 comments :

  1. I love your idea of being our own talking mirror so much! and thank you for the nice words. I love telling people they are enough!
    xoxo

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    1. If it hadn't been for your post, I wouldn't have known about the talking mirror or #imEnough Carol. Thank you!

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  2. this is an incredible post, I like how you tell yourself in the mirror that you are enough, That is profound stuff

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    1. What we say to ourselves is very powerful, I agree!

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  3. You, and Carol, are right. And I know that I still find it much, much easier to accept a negative assessment than a positive. And the most negative assessments of me - come from me. Something I need to work on.

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    1. I agree - I am probably hardest on myself as well! But trying to remember to think more positively!

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  4. Powerful video! We are so much harder on ourselves than others would be!

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    1. I have watched the video a couple times - and have beenoved by it each time. Great song lyrics too!

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  5. I'm so glad you posted this video today - I wasn't able to watch it last week while on vacation (my laptop couldn't quite handle it). Such a beautiful, important message, and one we don't hear often enough!

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    1. A message we just need to keep passing on!

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  6. Love this and Carol's post. You 2 both have alot in coomon. You both make me think! You both also make me very proud to call you friends. You are enough because you are everything to me!

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    1. Thanks Rena! I feel grateful that you are a blogging friend - your encouragement and support means a lot!! And your blog makes me think!!

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  7. Thanks for sharing. It's so important to remind others "you are enough" ...as is :)

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  8. Oh, my word. I bawled. This is fantastic. I am so glad I found this! It's the perfect video to include with a blog post that I've been writing.

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    1. I'm glad you found it here! Be sure to let me know when you finish and publish your post Topaz - I don't want to miss it!

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  9. Thanks Rena! I have loved getting to know you through your blog!!

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    1. I know - the response to the video just has to be ... WOW!

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