Who are You and by What Standards?

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If you determine who you are using the perceptions of others (and even your own narrow-minded 'life' filters), you will never have a clear idea of yourself. Your personality, character and essence will always be unstable, changeable, because your value is not based in something sound. Rather it is found in something fickle.

Instead, determine who you are on a foundation of self-love; a belief in yourself and your aspirations and an undergirding knowledge that you are validated in the face of what other's think or say (and regardless of how you feel at times)... Then you will find life's sweet spot! Things will seem to fall into place. You will be more attractive to those around you, carrying a confident and secure stature. And one of the most important virtues of self-love is being true to yourself despite your circumstances. I am not saying you will be perfect, but you will be happy. In fact you might even brighten someone else's world too.

Love yourself, make each moment count, and be brave enough to believe you are worth it!

Love Heids Xx

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Heidi Lakin

Heidi Lakin is a new mum to the beautiful Emera (born June 2012) and wife to best friend, Chad Lakin. Her story is not uncommon, having struggled for over 10 years with self-image issues that developed into eating disorders, depression, obsessive compulsive behaviour and anxiety. Her success in overcoming such perplexing battles is less common, which is why she founded Blussh - an online initiative that focuses on equipping women to find their sense of worth and committing to a life of freedom. Heidi has a vision to help women through such issues, but more importantly to help prevent poor body-image, self-doubt and everything that follows, in our young girls.