Curvy U: What Is Strength?

glassesI met Maryam Faresh over a decade ago, she became a very dear friend/healer and introduced me to my mentor (Curvy U Contributor) Amankeda and together they changed my life. A very gifted psychic and counselor I knew Maryam would have an interesting perspective on how women can define strength in a much healthier way.

Curves N The Newz: Saint Laurent Ad Banned for “Unhealthily Underweight Model” – Yahoo Style

Saint Laurent Ad Banned for “Unhealthily Underweight Model”.

I am not sure where to begin on this one. Obviously the lighting had quite a bit to do with the “otherworldly” thinness of the model’s body but this image is intense. Thankfully the Ads have been pulled but they again fuel the our fashion industry’s distorted idea of an “ideal”.

…the model’s pose and lighting paid “particular focus to the model’s chest, where her rib cage was visible and appeared prominent, and to her legs, where her thighs and knees appeared a similar width, and which looked very thin, particularly in light of her positioning and the contrast between the narrowness of her legs and her platform shoes.” – Yahoo! Style

If you Drink Warm Lemon Water Every Morning for a Year (Here’s What Will Happen)

13. “Water with lemon aids in proper functioning of the nervous system (as lemon  has a high content of potassium). Depression and anxiety are often the result of low levels of potassium in the blood. The nervous system needs a sufficient amount of potassium to ensure sustainable signals to the heart.”

via If you Drink Warm Lemon Water Every Morning for a Year (Here’s What Will Happen).