The most powerful conversation we can have is the one that connects us with who we are, deep down, when nobody is judging, not even us. It is the arc of this story by which we live that determines what we see when we look in the mirror.
Maybe you do notice a misalignment, we are after all our worst critics. When I look at another human being, what I see is the individual behind the circumstances. Beauty takes many forms, as many as we are on this planet -- and we are many.
When I came across this video, I felt an immediate connection -- from the expressions in the smiles, to the powerful narrative:
Grammy Award-winning, singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat returns with a brand new EP, Gypsy Heart and a powerful new music video in which she makes a powerful statement about unfair beauty ideals by shunning hair and make-up.
They followed the same process in the making of the video as we follow in life -- starting with who we are, and adding, retouching, and smoothing out as they went.
It is my hope and wish that we do get to the other side, to the point in time where we revert back to being great liking ourselves for what we are and showing up that way.
Valeria is an experienced listener. She designs service and product experiences to help businesses rediscover the value of promises and its effect on relationships and culture. She is also frequent speaker at conferences and companies on a variety of topics. Book her to speak here.