The View from Inside

by | Feb 24, 2017 | Blog, Life Lessons | 0 comments

What do you see when you look in the mirror? How’s the view from the inside? Do you see every single perceived imperfection or just the Achilles Heel of your ‘person’? We all have something that if we could just change…ahhh, that would be great. Really would it? Probably not.

It is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. For years, I have heard conversations and comments about people with eating disorders and I am always surprised at the way others minimize and joke about this disease. They laugh about their ‘trouble with being thin” or how they wished ‘they had an eating disorder”. What a sad and feeble way to view a very real and serious issue.

Earlier in the week I shared a link and photo of a drawing sketched by my niece Jenna Simon. She is extremely talented and yet suffering from an eating disorder. She is very open about it and hopes sharing her story and drawings may shed renewed light on the disease and get people to come out of the shadows for help. Her images are stunning and moved me to silence and a sense of smallness. You can see and feel the pain and yet the beauty in the images.

The comments I received after sharing that post brought me to tears. I thought this topic deserved more exposure and perhaps could spark discussion to help those suffering.

Be kind, be loving and be open to those around you. No one knows what someone sees when they look in the mirror and worse yet, what they do to themselves to change it.

Thank you, Jenna, for your bravery and kindness.

For more information, you can find Jenna Simon at:
Facebook: Jenna Rose Simon
Instagram: @AGentleTouchOfArt
Twitter: @JennaRoseSimon

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