Have you ever looked in the mirror and had negative thoughts about your self?
Of course. We all have.
I have dealt with my weight my whole life. Especially after two children!It’s a part of my life that as I am getting older I am realizing it’s not about weight, diets, or size. It’s about feeling happy with yourself!
So when I had the opportunity to review this book Operation Beautiful, of course I was thrilled. And after lots of tears and even more smiles I am very thankful for the opportunity!
“Tired of watching women pick themselves apart in front of the mirror, blogger Caitlin Boyle scribbled a note on a Post-it: “YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!” and slapped it on the mirror of a public bathroom. With one small act, she kick-started a movement. In a matter of days, women were undertaking their own feats of resistance, posting uplifting notes on gym lockers, diet shakes in supermarkets, weight-loss guides in bookstores, and anywhere else a nagging voice of self-criticism might lurk. Emboldening and contagious, the “operation” has attracted widespread attention from the media, including the Oprah Winfrey Network, the New York Daily News and Salon.com. Operation Beautiful showcases the notes women have posted around the world and the stories behind them, along with interviews, interesting research findings, and tips for improving one’s outlook on life. Blending a confessional tone with gutsy observations about redefining beauty, the chapters address key issues for women of all ages, including Fighting Fat Talk, Family and Friends, Food, Fitness, Faith, and Going Forward. In the scrapbook tradition of PostSecret and Davy Rothbart’s Found, Operation Beautiful is filled with black-and-white photos and a two-color design, making it the perfect gift for any friend, sister, daughter, or niece.”
First off, I truly hope that every women out there has the pleasure or reading this book and maybe even participating. Her book is filled with empowering words, pictures, and encouragement from others. Her message is simple and straightforward, but its impact is powerful.
You can buy the book NOW at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Indie Bound.