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People often say that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.” – Salma Hayak
Episode 52 comes to you from the Andalucia region of Spain. Today we’re talking being comfortable and proud of who you are.
In this episode we’re diving inside all of us to talk about what makes us each beautiful. What is it in you that makes you a beautiful person and what do you have to offer the world. We challenge the notion that external beauty defines us and discuss how we can all feel more comfortable in our own skin and with the world around us.
We’re honored to be joined this week by Denise Jolly, the co-host and facilitator of the Seattle Poetry Slam and Poetry Curator for The Round a live multidisciplinary collaborative arts show. Denise’s latest project is Be Beautiful, where for 30 days she photographed her 311-pound self in a nearly naked state, often in public, and posted them on the internet.
To view the 30 days of pictures and watch clips of Denise’s fantastic spoken word poetry, check out her website at www.denisejollyspoken.com.
If you’ve ever struggled with body issues or feelings of invisibility, today’s conversation is for you.
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On next week’s show, we’re talking about changing our attitudes towards commonly accepted “truths” and dispelling the notion about what we “need” to be happy. Robert Wall joins us and we talk about simplicity for normal people, which is a welcome topic for us as we start accumulating possessions again here in Spain.
Until next time, take the first step, and keep on moving!