Mar - Accept Yourself
March 1, 2023
On the heels of celebrating love and diversity, it’s time to reflect on accepting ourselves for who we are - both physically and psychologically.
Many of us have trouble accepting ourselves exactly as we are. It may be easy to accept our good parts, but what about the rest? Do you embrace yourself with all facets without exceptions? Acceptance is self-love, self awareness, and self-respect. Practicing acceptance is giving yourself permission to fully embrace the person you are today and to continue to grow and enhance those strengths.
March is “Accept Yourself” month.
Our motto for this month is “Love Yourself: Embrace Your Unique Self.” Please join us in our March Support programs.
Check the resources section on our website for more info on Self-Acceptance and Self-Care.
JOIN THE LUNCH DISCUSSION: SHINING BRITE & PERFECTLY IMPERFECT
Join us for a Wellness Wednesday lunch discussion led by NormanAid Peer Counselors. Reflect on your own experiences with the pressures to be perfect and the negative effects it can have on mental health and well-being. Create Mosaic Candle Holders as a symbol of your perfectly imperfect selves. Light the candle whenever you are struggling with self-acceptance. Participate in a discussion about self acceptance combined with a fun and creative activity. All supplies will be provided.
WATCH THE PODCAST
Season 3, Episode 4: “Riding the Ramp of Eating Disorder Recovery.”
As a professional skateboarder, Anthony Ragdoll Scalamere’s story of overcoming his eating disorder will inspire and motivate listeners to practice self-compassion and self-acceptance. Anthony's journey towards recovery sheds light on the challenges one may face and the importance of seeking help. Tune in to hear Anthony's story and gain valuable insights on how to cultivate a healthy relationship with food and yourself.
MATTHEW SILVERMAN MEMORIAL FOUNDATION PRESENTATION: “Holding space for our own complexities.”
Students in physical education will hear a presentation sponsored by the Matthew Silverman Memorial Foundation. Alex Beltran is a public speaker and improvisational musician who strongly believes all beings are worthy of love. His work is rooted in breaking down binary ideas, in order to honor the multidimensional and fluid nature of being human. He will share his inspiring story of self-acceptance and share with students tools for embracing imperfections, and having compassion for oneself
WATCH THE FILM & DISCUSS
“Behind the Before and After” by The Body Love Society
In this documentary about intuitive eating and body image, students will learn how you can live a healthy life without restrictive dieting or pursuing weight loss. Hear the truth about dieting through candid personal stories,“before and after photos” and what really goes on behind the scenes.
Appreciate your unique qualities and imperfections as a source of strength and individuality.
Be Safe & Be Well!
Ali Norman-Franks & NormanAid Counseling Team