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Why are we so hard on ourselves?

The other day, a client took a photo of me as I massaged her feet.  On showing me the picture, my reaction was one of immediate self-judgement.  “I look like an old crone… Look at those bags around my eyes, the jowls…. the lines on my forehead… I feel old”. The weird thing is, I may look markedly older than when I was in my forties. However, at the age of fifty I feel decades younger. I’m more confident in my own skin than I’ve ever been. And yet, sadly I succumb to judgements that are not my truth. Even though I’m kinder to myself these days, my reaction to this photograph demonstrates a reflex action that kicks into play every time I see an image of myself, particularly when I’m depicted lost in the moment. When this photo was taken, my client didn’t see my flaws. She only saw…

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