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STRONG

IS THE NEW SKINNY BY: SAMANTHA SKELLY | HUNGRY FOR HAPPINESS

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t’s fair to say we are exhausted and burned out with the ideas that we need to be stick thin and strive for perfection that is far beyond the ability our minds and bodies are capable of. Millions of women are caught in this battle between the constant quest for perfection and what is actually possible for their bodies. The unfortunately thing is, in this quest for perfection we lose sight and touch with what our bodies actually need from us, what they desire and how we need to treat them for them to operate effectively and optimally. We are run by the fears in our minds, and those fears are planted from the excessive subliminal and direct

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messages we are fed on a regular basis. When we are thumb scrolling our idea of perfection on Instagram on the way to work we are left feeling defeated and depleted. The filters, frames and edits that take place behind the scenes place us in an unfair constant state of comparison. We are walking around completely disconnected head and heart, mind and body. We have this image of how we should be and we internally are constantly obsessing over it. We play the ‘when-then’ game with ourselves on a regular basis. ‘When I lose 10 pounds then I willl____’ (insert here - get a boyfriend, go on a date, plan a beach holiday).


NICHE Fall Fashion Issue 2016