there have been some awesome things floating around the internet this week that i just have to share. so, without further a do....
1) "can i look like this person in a magazine?" by my trainers at applied fitness solutions
our society is flooded with images on magazines and tv and movie screens and every one of us at some point has thought to themselves, "man, i wish i could look like that." this post shares the truths about what you can't control (like limiting factors we're blessed with at birth) and discuses things we can control (like diet and exercise). this helped me realize that fitness models depend on being fit to make a living - its their job! and my job is not to be a fitness model, so really, is it fair to have them as my "ideal"? no way...
2) "motivation monday: you're going to be okay" by scott westerman
scott is the president of my alumni association and he is an incredible leader and motivator with great perspective. i love this post because it gives strategies to help feel positive and on top when you're going through moments of self-doubt and lack self-worth. a great pick me up and reminder that everything will be okay.
from the amazing people who brought us the missrepresentation documentary comes a trailer for their upcoming documentary that looks at the social pressures put on boys/men and how it affects them. think of this as missrepresentation but a male focus. i can only imagine how eye opening this is going to be.
4) "powering employees with more than a paycheck" by tony schwartz
with the changes in my career this year, i've been thinking a lot about what is more important in a job: money or overall wellbeing. i finally came to the conclusion earlier in the year that my overall wellbeing was more important to me and it turns out, i'm not the only one who feels that way. this article talks about the power of promoting wellbeing of employees and how it drives better engagement and performance.
5) "self-selecting the best selfies - a sign of body dissatisfaction?" by ashleigh
ashleigh's post got me in a lot of ways. how many times do we take photos of ourselves until we get one that looks just right; our faced angled in one way to hide a certain feature or accentuate another? ashleigh's reflections got me to think about my own habits with selfies and i think i am going to change my behavior with them going forward. one photo is enough to see who i am!
what digital reads or things were you digging this week? share the love in the comments!