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Melinda Parrish

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Love What You See

Originally published on September 14, 2016 on the Huffington Post.

Have you ever looked at a photo of yourself and not liked what you see?

Photo by Juan M. Delgado, Make-up by Jane Meng, Hair by Missy O’Gorman

Photo by Juan M. Delgado, Make-up by Jane Meng, Hair by Missy O’Gorman

Would you believe that when I first got this photo of myself back from the shoot, I didn’t like how I looked?

I used to HATE looking at pictures of myself, and my eyes would go right to my flaws. It wasn’t because the photographer, hair, and make-up artists didn’t create a beautiful image—they absolutely did! It was because I wasn’t familiar with seeing images of myself, and I was clinging to all kinds of negative beliefs about how I looked that prevented me from seeing the beauty of the photo . . .

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The Secret to ❤️ Body Love ❤️

Originally published September 9, 2016 on the Huffington Post.

It all starts with loving yourself as you are. Not as you could have been, or would be, or should be. Just as you are, today, in the present.

Photo by Chris Carroll Photography, HMU Lauren O’Leary

Photo by Chris Carroll Photography, HMU Lauren O’Leary


It all starts with loving yourself as you are. Not as you could have been, or would be, or should be. Just as you are, today, in the present.


SOURCE: INSTAGRAM, @MELPARRISHPLUS
Photo by Chris Carroll Photography, HMU Lauren O’Leary
For most of my life, I bought into the idea that I was not enough because of my size. I was constantly engaged in efforts to change myself so that I could more closely resemble what I considered to be the archetype for body perfection.

“If I can get a ‘perfect’ body,” I believed, “then I will be enough.”

Enough for the love of my life, enough for an amazing job, enough for the perfect living situation, enough for the life of my dreams . . .

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