Fashionista Heal Thyself

To act true to yourself has been recommended so often that it’s become trite.

Yet as vouched for in literature ill-health is the result of squelching your personality so that others can approve of you.

I have an actual Fashionista archetype. There is such a thing. You can go on the Archetypes website and take the quiz to discover your Top 3 Archetypes.

It’s my contention that living in synch with yourself is the way to be healthy.

Merriam-Webster online defines healing as: “To make free from injury or disease: to make sound or whole.” And: “To make well again: to restore to health.”

I think of how styling yourself in clothes can be a form of healing.  It’s an innocuous, healthy way to feel good. Yet it often provokes the ire of people who don’t understand that dressing well can be an act of love for yourself.

I would go so far as to say that doing what you love can enable you to heal.

Sometimes you need to take medication along with doing other things when you have a medical condition.

Yet I venture that popping pills alone is simply part of the solution not the endpoint of becoming healthy.

There are as myriad ways to heal as there are people.

A person’s individuality is a precious thing that should be honored embraced and accepted.

I say: do what you love. Do what you love. Do what you love.

Be who you are not who others want you to be.

That is the best way to heal.

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Author: Chris Bruni

Christina Bruni is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Left of the Dial. She owns a resume writing and career help business. She contributed a chapter "Recovery is Within Reach" to Benessere Psicologico: Contemporary Thought on Italian American Mental Health. As well as an author and activist, Bruni is an artist and a fitness buff.

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