This caught my eye today on Facebook and I was struck by how harsh we talk to ourselves.

The women in this Dove advertisement have been asked to record their inner most judgements about their appearance in a journal. And, these entries were used to create a script for two actresses who would later be filmed in dialogue in a cafe with one woman berating the others appearance.

Women sitting close by are appalled and interject.

How Harsh Your Inner Critic Really Sounds

I was especially struck by one woman comment on seeing the film that she hopes her daughter doesn’t talk to herself like that. As parents we have an opportunity to plant the seeds of positivity.

Be kind to yourself, if you wouldn’t say it to your best friend don’t say it to or about yourself.


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