Oh Mazzle – Getting right #InTheFaceofBDD with 365 days of #NoSafety: #OneTake #NoFilter #NoSelfie photos & real talk about Body Dysmorphia & Mental Health
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Day 347 of #365days #inthefaceofbdd: raising #awareness of #bodydysmorphia 1 person and 1 photo at a time. Get in touch by messaging me or on inthefaceofbdd@gmail.com and you can get support  by visiting bddfoundation.org - It's your right to get well.  Today's photo taken by Kwame. It was funny because Kwame is my name too (well at least it's my first name, even though it's not the one I use). From one Kwame to another! #bdd #bodydysmorphia #bodyimage #bddfoundation #bodywork #bodylove #bodyimage #ocdaction  #cbt  #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness  #awareness #mirrorwork #mirror #healing #selflove  #therapy
Day 347 of #365days #inthefaceofbdd: raising #awareness of #bodydysmorphia 1 person and 1 photo at a time. Get in touch by messaging me or on inthefaceofbdd@gmail.com and you can get support  by visiting bddfoundation.org - It's your right to get well. Today's photo taken by Jack. So imagine this, it's already 8:30 in the evening and I'm just about to go on a date for the rest of the evening and I still haven't shared with someone today. I really don't feel in the mood to share though and I want to put it off - basically I want to procrastinate. But I know that that really doesn't work for me. So that was that - I was standing at her front door ready to knock and then turned myself around and went off to share. I had a really nice chat with Jack. I told him that I really want it to be ok for everybody to talk about positive mental health and I asked him what he feels about that he told me that he's had to deal with his own things and sometimes he's managed better than other times he said. And it's true, isn't that the way it so often goes? And I asked him did he find people to talk to and what difference did it make to him and he told me that it did help him having people to talk to and that often it was the people that he didn't know that well that were the easiest to talk to somehow. And I get that. And what's for sure is that being able to get it off your chest  is so important. #bdd #bodydysmorphia #bodyimage #bddfoundation #bodywork #bodylove #bodyimage #ocdaction  #cbt  #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness  #awareness #mirrorwork #mirror #healing #selflove  #therapy.
Day 346 of #365days #inthefaceofbdd: raising #awareness of #bodydysmorphia 1 person and 1 photo at a time. Get in touch by messaging me or on inthefaceofbdd@gmail.com and you can get support  by visiting bddfoundation.org - It's your right to get well. Today's photo taken by Igor. Igor's from Latvia. I don't what his usual experience of telling people's he's from Latvia is, but when I asked him where he's from he immediately said, "Oh you won't know it. It's a small country that used to be part of the USSR. It's called Latvia." When I told him I know where Latvia is and I even have a friend from there I could tell it really made him feel good. Such a simple thing, but I guess it's just about being recognised, having your reality and your experience recognised. And I really get that. It's such an amazing experience to simply be understood, to be gotten and that's what I want for people. I think the trouble with mental health and how we often deal with it in society at the moment, which is to not deal with it, means that many people feel isolated and unsupported, they don't get the opportunity to say what life is like for them and just have somebody acknowledge that. But when we start talking about it more openly, then that's what follows. That's what I hope to see more of. And like Ghandi said: we all have the opporuntity to be the change we want to see in the world. So I will keep on speaking to people and just doing my best to leave them feeling understood. There's so much healing in it. #bdd #bodydysmorphia #bodyimage #bddfoundation #bodywork #bodylove #bodyimage #ocdaction  #cbt  #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness  #awareness #mirrorwork #mirror #healing #selflove  #therapy.
Day 346 of #365days #inthefaceofbdd: raising #awareness of #bodydysmorphia 1 person and 1 photo at a time. Get in touch by messaging me or on inthefaceofbdd@gmail.com and you can get support  by visiting bddfoundation.org - It's your right to get well. Today's photo taken by Igor. Igor's from Latvia. I don't what his usual experience of telling people's he's from Latvia is, but when I asked him where he's from he immediately said, "Oh you won't know it. It's a small country that used to be part of the USSR. It's called Latvia." When I told him I know where Latvia is and I even have a friend from there I could tell it really made him feel good. Such a simple thing, but I guess it's just about being recognised, having your reality and your experience recognised. And I really get that. It's such an amazing experience to simply be understood, to be gotten and that's what I want for people. I think the trouble with mental health and how we often deal with it in society at the moment, which is to not deal with it, means that many people feel isolated and unsupported, they don't get the opportunity to say what life is like for them and just have somebody acknowledge that. But when we start talking about it more openly, then that's what follows. That's what I hope to see more of. And like Ghandi said: we all have the opporuntity to be the change we want to see in the world. So I will keep on speaking to people and just doing my best to leave them feeling understood. There's so much healing in it. #bdd #bodydysmorphia #bodyimage #bddfoundation #bodywork #bodylove #bodyimage #ocdaction  #cbt  #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness  #awareness #mirrorwork #mirror #healing #selflove  #therapy.
Day 345 of #365days #inthefaceofbdd: raising #awareness of #bodydysmorphia 1 person and 1 photo at a time. Get in touch by messaging me or on inthefaceofbdd@gmail.com and you can get support  by visiting bddfoundation.org - It's your right to get well. Today's photo taken by Alaina. Alaina was waiting my table and it was so nice talking to her. She shared that she used to dislike various parts of her body, but she said that on the past two years she's really tried to focus on what's beautiful about her on the inside. I really got that and it was great to share that with her. I asked her to tell me something she loves about herself, something she thinks is just great about her. She was surprised by the question at first and asked me if I meant about her body and I said , 'No, about what's on the inside. What's beautiful about who you really are?" And she smiled and she told me that she was kind and really open and likes to make people feel good. And I could see that that is so true - I mean she was right there being kind and open with me - and when eople are that way it makes all the difference. There's a prayer I like and it goes: " God grant me the grace to accept the truth about myself, no matter how beautiful it is." I love it! So, what is your beautiful truth, what's beautiful about who you really are? How do you instinctively answer that question? #bdd #bodydysmorphia #bodyimage #bddfoundation #bodywork #bodylove #bodyimage #ocdaction  #cbt  #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness  #awareness #mirrorwork #mirror #healing #selflove  #therapy.
Day 344 of #365days #inthefaceofbdd: raising #awareness of #bodydysmorphia 1 person and 1 photo at a time. Get in touch by messaging me or on inthefaceofbdd@gmail.com and you can get support  by visiting bddfoundation.org - It's your right to get well. Today's photo taken by Gabriel. He's a musician, a bass guitarist. He told me how he grew up much of his life in Bariloche, Argentina and how his dad had played as a guitarist in the Pet Shop Boys. His brother was also a rapper, but when they moved to Argentina, he stopped because people didn't really get it. It was cool sharing with Gabriel and just listening to him about his life and I realised something really simple as I did: that I don't need to 'get' people to share about their own struggles or experiences of mental illness to really connect with them. It's radical enough just to be interested in what's important to another person and that's awesome. #bdd #bodydysmorphia #bodyimage #bddfoundation #bodywork #bodylove #bodyimage #ocdaction  #cbt  #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness  #awareness #mirrorwork #mirror #healing #selflove  #therapy.
Day 343 of #365days #inthefaceofbdd: raising #awareness of #bodydysmorphia 1 person and 1 photo at a time. Get in touch by messaging me or on inthefaceofbdd@gmail.com and you can get support  by visiting bddfoundation.org - It's your right to get well. Today's photo taken by Guy at the Bush Theatre Cafe. Guy hadn't heard of BDD before, but when I told him and especially when I told him I really want people to feel free to talk about their emotions and talk openly about positive mental health he was right on board. He said with a laugh that he's a "thespy type" so he's always talking about his emotions, but he said that he really sees the need for men to have outlets to talk about their emotions and he said every time he sees something raising awareness among men he loves it. #bdd #bodydysmorphia #bodyimage #bddfoundation #bodywork #bodylove #bodyimage #ocdaction  #cbt  #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness  #awareness #mirrorwork #mirror #healing #selflove  #therapy
Day 342 of #365days #inthefaceofbdd: raising #awareness of #bodydysmorphia 1 person and 1 photo at a time. Get in touch by messaging me or on inthefaceofbdd@gmail.com and you can get support  by visiting bddfoundation.org - It's your right to get well. Today's photo taken by Tom. I was feeling pretty miserable and sorry for myself before I had this picture taken. I was feeling really fed up and running on empty and I was cycling back home and decided that I would take a detour to cycle through my local cemetery, which is truly beautiful. It was a gorgeous day today and the sun was streaming down the central boulevard. Being there in the cemetery helps me reflect on what a blessing it is to be alive and I found that as I thought about what how much there is to be grateful for, that even when I can't see beauty in myself, there is so much beauty around me for me to stop and appreciate. Tom was doing the same. He had his camera out and he was taking pictures on the tombs, taking advantage of the gorgeous autumn light. It was good to share with him, because he was an elderly man and normally I avoid older people, cos  I have a story that they don't care what they look like and they won't get it and I'll be unsafe. It's rubbish of course. And the only way to deal with this nonsense we tell each other I find is to take it on head on, ask the question challenge your pre-conceptions. i'm rarely disappointed and often surprised. #bdd #bodydysmorphia #bodyimage #bddfoundation #bodywork #bodylove #bodyimage #ocdaction  #cbt  #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness  #awareness #mirrorwork #mirror #healing #selflove  #therapy.
Day 341 of #365days #inthefaceofbdd: raising #awareness of #bodydysmorphia 1 person and 1 photo at a time. Get in touch by messaging me or on inthefaceofbdd@gmail.com and you can get support  by visiting bddfoundation.org - It's your right to get well. Today's photo taken by Danny. Danny sent me a really lovely message on Facebook a couple of months ago or so - we have mutual friends from dance and he'd been seeing my posts. I've had lots of really lovely messages unexpectedly from people who I don't know that well, that have really touched me. I wasn't expecting to see Danny, but he was at my good friend's 50th and so it was a perfect opportunity to have a chat.  We talked about how hard it can be to accept other's opinions of us. How hard it can be to receive compliments when you're determined to believe something else about yourself. And we also talked about how crazy we can all be sometimes - twisting what people say to us to fit our negative picture of ourselves. Like for instance how I still remember being 18 and a girl I fancied and I thought fancied me too saw me in glasses for the first time and simply said, "I like you in glasses." That's what she said, but what I heard was, "Thank God you put those glasses on. That was disgusting having to look at your eyes before. Don't take them off again." I became really attached to wearing my glasses and never taking them off in public after that and I never asked her out after. That's how warped our interpretations can be? And I know that such obsessive and even paranoid thoughts are particularly typical of BDD, but I also see how we all do that to `an extent in life. So when people give us compliments what would it be like to just say 'Thank you'? #bdd #bodydysmorphia #bodyimage #bddfoundation #bodywork #bodylove #bodyimage #ocdaction  #cbt  #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness  #awareness #mirrorwork #mirror #healing #selflove  #therapy
Day 341 of #365days #inthefaceofbdd: raising #awareness of #bodydysmorphia 1 person and 1 photo at a time. Get in touch by messaging me or on inthefaceofbdd@gmail.com and you can get support  by visiting bddfoundation.org - It's your right to get well. Today's photo taken by Danny. Danny sent me a really lovely message on Facebook a couple of months ago or so - we have mutual friends from dance and he'd been seeing my posts. I've had lots of really lovely messages unexpectedly from people who I don't know that well, that have really touched me. I wasn't expecting to see Danny, but he was at my good friend's 50th and so it was a perfect opportunity to have a chat.  We talked about how hard it can be to accept other's opinions of us. How hard it can be to receive compliments when you're determined to believe something else about yourself. And we also talked about how crazy we can all be sometimes - twisting what people say to us to fit our negative picture of ourselves. Like for instance how I still remember being 18 and a girl I fancied and I thought fancied me too saw me in glasses for the first time and simply said, "I like you in glasses." That's what she said, but what I heard was, "Thank God you put those glasses on. That was disgusting having to look at your eyes before. Don't take them off again." I became really attached to wearing my glasses and never taking them off in public after that and I never asked her out after. That's how warped our interpretations can be? And I know that such obsessive and even paranoid thoughts are particularly typical of BDD, but I also see how we all do that to `an extent in life. So when people give us compliments what would it be like to just say 'Thank you'? #bdd #bodydysmorphia #bodyimage #bddfoundation #bodywork #bodylove #bodyimage #ocdaction  #cbt  #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness  #awareness #mirrorwork #mirror #healing #selflove  #therapy
Day 340 of #365days #inthefaceofbdd: raising #awareness of #bodydysmorphia 1 person and 1 photo at a time. Get in touch by messaging me or on inthefaceofbdd@gmail.com and you can get support  by visiting bddfoundation.org - It's your right to get well. Today's photo taken by Gigi in Neal's Yard Remedies. Gigi was absolutely lovely. We had a lovely chat. She knew about BDD and she asked lots of really great questions about it- none more so than "Do you think you can get better?" It's such an important one and one I've tussled with and probably anybody with BDD or any mental health issue equally asks themselves. Well, even though I've battled with the question, my answer is yes, I totally believe it's possible to recover fully from BDD and I don't just mean that for me, I mean that for anyone. And it begins with getting the right support. Not everybody's ready to get support, but if you're reading this and you are please check out the BDD Foundation for further information on where support is available for you. #bdd #bodydysmorphia #bodyimage #bddfoundation #bodywork #bodylove #bodyimage #ocdaction  #cbt  #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness  #awareness #mirrorwork #mirror #healing #selflove  #therapy
Day 339 of #365days #inthefaceofbdd: raising #awareness of #bodydysmorphia 1 person and 1 photo at a time. Get in touch by messaging me or on inthefaceofbdd@gmail.com and you can get support  by visiting bddfoundation.org - It's your right to get well. Today's photo taken by Carita. Carita has heard of BDD. She said she thought she had it, especially when she was younger. I asked her what it was for her - what feature. And she just said, "All over my body," and then she said, "to be honest, I'm not really going to go into it all with you when you're someone who's just come and talked to me cold off the street." I totally get that. And it's got a lot to do with why I've been nervous to ask people about their own possible experiences of mental illnesses, because rightly or wrongly - and I'd suggest neither, but certainly unfortunately - to talk about our struggles is seen as something incredibly private, even precious. I do find myself often wishing we could all find another way. But, that said, I totally got Carita's concern and I actually appreciated her honesty. By that point I hadn't shared that I deal with BDD and struggle with the way I see my eyes, but I did at that point. Partly I wanted to show her that it was safe. She did open up some more after that and she told me that she'd never got an official diagnosis for BDD, but she suspects. She also said that things have got better over the many years and that was lovely to hear.  #bdd #bodydysmorphia #bodyimage #bddfoundation #bodywork #bodylove #bodyimage #ocdaction  #cbt  #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness  #awareness #mirrorwork #mirror #healing #selflove  #therapy
Day 338 of #365days #inthefaceofbdd: raising #awareness of #bodydysmorphia 1 person and 1 photo at a time. Get in touch by messaging me or on inthefaceofbdd@gmail.com and you can get support  by visiting bddfoundation.org - It's your right to get well. Today's photo taken by Alex. I'd tried Natalia first. I spoke to her outside Waitrose and asked if she had heard about BDD. She hadn't. I explained to her what it is and how it affects people and to be honest she seemed pretty uninterested. When I went over to her she'd been looking at her phone and she was still mainly interested in her phone as I was talking to her - she hardly looked up. And then I explained that as part of this campaign I"m asking the people I share with to take a photo of me and would she mind snapping a quick photo of me. She looked at me strangely. "Why don't you just take a selfie?" I explained that the point was to hand over the control to somebody else everyday and not feel like I had to control, direct or alter how I appear. She just said, "No. You can take it yourself" I was surprised. I hadn't expected that. And then she did thank me for making her aware of this condition, even if she did do it in a fairly "let's wrap this up now" sort of way. Well, the fact is that's the first time that's happened. And the truth is I hesitated about whether to post about it. Of course I then shared with Alex and it was fine and he happily took my photo, but I know how unsafe and totally terrifying it can be to even contemplate talking to people honestly about BDD, mental health issues, illness or vices - all of it. It's difficult. And I was scared that sharing honestly about what happened with Natalia might put you off and leave you feeling that you're right people will shut me down if I'm honest with them. I wanna let you know they won't - the other 337 people I've shared with are testament to that AND naysayers if they do come are just an opportunity for you to love yourself even more and know that nothing outside of you can damage you. Know who you are and Be You. #bdd #bodydysmorphia #bodyimage #bddfoundation #bodywork #bodylove #bodyimage #ocdaction  #cbt  #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness
Day 337 of #365days #inthefaceofbdd: raising #awareness of #bodydysmorphia 1 person and 1 photo at a time. Get in touch by messaging me or on inthefaceofbdd@gmail.com and you can get support  by visiting bddfoundation.org - It's your right to get well. Today's photo taken by Tony, a really lovely librarian. So, just as I was heading out of the door of the library this book caught my eye. It's a workbook which uses CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to help you through negative Body Image issues. I haven't looked into it properly, but I'm looking forward to diving into it and I'm really excited about anything that helps young people and teens in particular confront their negative thoughts about themselves. In fact, I want to get in touch with the author, Kate Collins-Donnelly, to see if we can do some talks in schools. #bdd #bodydysmorphia #bodyimage #bddfoundation #bodywork #bodylove #bodyimage #ocdaction  #cbt  #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness  #awareness #mirrorwork #mirror #healing #selflove  #therapy
Day 334 of #365days #inthefaceofbdd: raising #awareness of #bodydysmorphia 1 person and 1 photo at a time. Get in touch by messaging me or on inthefaceofbdd@gmail.com and  you can get support  by visiting bddfoundation.org - It's your right to get well.  So today I got a WAKE-UP CALL about the way I've been posting so far and I get it needs to change. So today's photo was actually taken by Nena @nena_ackerl , Liane, Clara and Gloria, a group of lovely students from Austria. They had a cool Polaroid camera and actually asked us to take their photo first. That broke the ice and I felt comfortable asking them to take my photo in return and telling them about BDD. Once they'd gone Caprice @caprichosabrownie said she was surprised that I'd dominated the conversation. She asked me why I didn't ask about them. She totally called me out. And then Katja shared something that's been on her mind for a while, but she's been nervous to say to me - that she finds my posts self-absorbed. She didn't say those words, but that's what I have been in many ways. I often don't ask the people I share with about themselves and I know I'm doing it too. I often want to ask, but I get nervous and I fill the space with talking more about my experience or about BDD in general. But as Katja said, I don't know how much difference that really makes and is it really raising awareness which I'm saying I want to do? I don't know. So with these last 30 days I want to include a lot more personal stories from the people I talk to. I can't guarantee I'll succeed every day or that there will be a personal story to share - but I'm definitely gonna get more courageous - courageously curious. And I'm going to share a lot more info and resources about BDD and the help that's available, which I realised I've stopped doing. #bdd #bodydysmorphia #bodyimage #bddfoundation #bodywork  #bodylove #bodyimage #freedom #meditation #spiritualpath #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness  #awareness #awakening #mirrorwork #mirror #healing #selflove
Day 334 of #365days #inthefaceofbdd: raising #awareness of #bodydysmorphia 1 person and 1 photo at a time. Get in touch by messaging me or on inthefaceofbdd@gmail.com and  you can get support  by visiting bddfoundation.org - It's your right to get well.  So today I got a WAKE-UP CALL about the way I've been posting so far and I get it needs to change. So today's photo was actually taken by Nena @nena_ackerl, Liane, Clara and Gloria, a group of lovely students from Austria. They had a cool Polaroid camera and actually asked us to take their photo first. That broke the ice and I felt comfortable asking them to take my photo in return and telling them about BDD. Once they'd gone Caprice said she was surprised that I'd dominated the conversation. She asked me why I didn't ask about them. She totally called me out. And then Katja shared something that's been on her mind for a while, but she's been nervous to say to me - that she finds my posts self-absorbed. She didn't say those words, but that's what I have been in many ways. I often don't ask the people I share with about themselves and I know I'm doing it too. I often want to ask, but I get nervous and I fill the space with talking more about my experience or about BDD in general. But as Katja said, I don't know how much difference that really makes and is it really raising awareness which I'm saying I want to do? I don't know. So with these last 30 days I want to include a lot more personal stories from the people I talk to. I can't guarantee I'll succeed every day or that there will be a personal story to share - but I'm definitely gonna get more courageous - courageously curious. And I'm going to share a lot more info and resources about BDD and the help that's available, which I realised I've stopped doing. #bdd #bodydysmorphia #bodyimage #bddfoundation #bodywork  #bodylove #bodyimage #freedom #meditation #spiritualpath #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness  #awareness #awakening #mirrorwork #mirror #healing #selflove
Day 336 of #365days #inthefaceofbdd: raising #awareness of #bodydysmorphia 1 person and 1 photo at a time. Get in touch by messaging me or on inthefaceofbdd@gmail.com and  you can get support  by visiting bddfoundation.org - It's your right to get well. Today's photo taken by Elisabetta. I was revisiting the BDD Foundation website today and look at some of the scales they use to diagnose people with BDD or assess it's severity. It really made me reflect to see questions like "How much time do you spend in ACTIVITIES related to your concern over your appearance such as the following: 1. Checking mirrors/other surfaces 2.Grooming activities 3.Applying makeup 4. Excessive Exercise (time beyond 1 hr. a day) 5. Camouflaging with clothing/other cover 6.Scrutinizing others' appearance (comparing) 7.Questioning others about/discussing your appearance 8.Picking at skin? The options for answering that were: 0 = None 1 = Mild (spends less than 1 hr/day) 2 = Moderate (1-3 hrs/day) 3 = Severe (spends more than 3 and up to 8 hours/day) 4 = Extreme (spends more than 8 hrs/day) For many of these I was 0 and for some I was 1. Mild. That's a huge breakthrough for me. If you are concerned about your own thoughts about yourself or any behaviours that you have, if you wonder if you might have BDD I really encourage you to check out a quick self-evaluation questionnaire you can do on the BDD Foundation website. It only has 9 questions and should take no more than 10minutes. http://tinyurl.com/jclj8v7 From there you can also find out information about professional help that's available.  #bdd #bodydysmorphia #bodyimage #bddfoundation #bodywork #bodylove #bodyimage #ocd #ocdaction #supportgroup #friends #justlikeme #freedom #meditation #spiritualpath #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness  #awareness #awakening #mirrorwork #mirror #healing #selflove
Day 335 of #365days #inthefaceofbdd: raising #awareness of #bodydysmorphia 1 person and 1 photo at a time. Get in touch by messaging me or on inthefaceofbdd@gmail.com and  you can get support  by visiting bddfoundation.org - It's your right to get well. Today's photo taken by a new friend Roxanne from Samba. We actually started talking about BDD because she asked me what uni was like for me. I immediately pulled a face and hesitated - because uni was a very mixed bag for me. I told her that for the first couple of years of uni I really had no idea what was going on with me - I just suddenly hated my eyes and I felt certain that I couldn't tell anybody about it. The shame I felt was deep and that's very common to BDD. And shame is very isolating and that's why it's so important to talk, to share and to just get what's on your chest off your chest. So, I wanna let anybody who feels they're in that place that there are support groups and many of them led by and for other people in exactly the same boat and dealing with BDD. I'm still a part of two online support groups run by the Even Better Together Project at OCD Action. They're great and a real source of support and people join from all over the world. So, if you're interested please visit the website here http://tinyurl.com/y9lvayqd  #bdd #bodydysmorphia #bodyimage #bddfoundation #bodywork #bodylove #bodyimage #ocd #ocdaction #supportgroup #friends #justlikeme #freedom #meditation #spiritualpath #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness  #awareness #awakening #mirrorwork #mirror #healing #selflove #landmark #landmarkforum
Day 333 of #365days #inthefaceofbdd: raising #awareness of #bodydysmorphia 1 person and 1 photo at a time. Get in touch by messaging me or on inthefaceofbdd@gmail.com. Today's photo taken by Tom. I really didn't want to bother today. After 333 days and I still get that feeling. But I guess that's all it is really: a feeling. I don't have to honour it, I don't have to act according to what the feeling tells me. So, I did speak to Tom and asked him for a minute or so of his time for me to speak to him about Body Dysmorphia. I asked him if he knew about BDD and he said yes and that he'd heard of it because someone on Big Brother had it. In the end he gave me more than 1 minute and he shared with me his personal favourite quote from Michael Jordan. I've just gone and looked it up: "“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.” Tom said that he deals with stuff too, but he tries to keep his head up and always comes back to this quote. I like it. I was looking at a few of the great's quotes and actually this one really speaks to me: "You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” What do I expect of myself? And what do you expect of yourself? And perhaps the question is "What are you willing to dare to expect of yourself" I dare to expect greatness. I dare to expect freedom. I dare to expect love. #bdd #bodydysmorphia #bodyimage #bddfoundation #bodywork  #bodylove #bodyimage #freedom #meditation #spiritualpath #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness  #awareness #awakening #mirrorwork #mirror #healing #selflove #landmark #landmarkforum
Day 333 of #365days #inthefaceofbdd: raising #awareness of #bodydysmorphia 1 person and 1 photo at a time. Get in touch by messaging me or on inthefaceofbdd@gmail.com. Today's photo taken by Tom. I really didn't want to bother today. After 333 days and I still get that feeling. But I guess that's all it is really: a feeling. I don't have to honour it, I don't have to act according to what the feeling tells me. So, I did speak to Tom and asked him for a minute or so of his time for me to speak to him about Body Dysmorphia. I asked him if he knew about BDD and he said yes and that he'd heard of it because someone on Big Brother had it. In the end he gave me more than 1 minute and he shared with me his personal favourite quote from Michael Jordan. I've just gone and looked it up: "“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.” Tom said that he deals with stuff too, but he tries to keep his head up and always comes back to this quote. I like it. I was looking at a few of the great's quotes and actually this one really speaks to me: "You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” What do I expect of myself? And what do you expect of yourself? And perhaps the question is "What are you willing to dare to expect of yourself" I dare to expect greatness. I dare to expect freedom. I dare to expect love. #bdd #bodydysmorphia #bodyimage #bddfoundation #bodywork  #bodylove #bodyimage #freedom #meditation #spiritualpath #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness  #awareness #awakening #mirrorwork #mirror #healing #selflove #landmark #landmarkforum
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