Advertising Media Stifeling Women's ability to recognise their own body needs and converting them into mimics of celebraties and models
Since I published my previous newsletter, I have been paying particular attention to the conversation of my female colleagues and have been greatly surprised by the attitude of the members of my own sex and how easy the glamorous & gifted adverts attract us. At this time of year many of their conversations are directed to losing weight and purchasing the recent lines on dresses which are being predominately worn by newscasters. This has not stopped them commentating about their hot flushes etc which I found surprising as they did not appear to be taking any action.
I broached the subject with some who by their remarks were obviously in the œchange and I found they were adopting an attitude of œwell it happens, just got to live with it
I agree with them to a point, it is true it œhappens to every female but not to prepare to deal with it is rather cavalier. I have given this attitude a lot of thought and have come to the conclusion that we tend to disregard the evolution of our bodies. My mind goes back to my teens, another period when I believe not enough knowledge was available, but plenty about fashion.
When it first occurred to me that I was having a period my only knowledge was chit chat of school mates in the playground. On asking my Mother I was referred to an aunt who just told me it was something that happened to women. Not very helpful.
I hope that by publishing E-Books such as œThe Menopause Handbook that Rosie can help my fellow Woman to understand their own body and how to adapt and enjoy the things that are part of our life. The E-Books cost less than a glossy magazine showing models in fashionable clothes and long extended diets, some of which can be damaging to our health and finances. If women understood their own bodies and minds they would be able to select the fashion clothes that suit them and eat sensible food, which is more of a way of eating than a diet.
I am very happy losing weight by avoiding fatty and oily foods and using spices instead of rich fatty sauces. I do not want to tell women what to do. I would like more of us to tell ourselves what to do, to be more aware of our needs rather than attempting to look the same as someone in a touched up photograph.
When you see many of the would be models in real life you will be surprised how much better some of us are compared to them.
It was interesting on a morning TV show that Dr James Kingsland explained that reading about themselves and understanding what is happening to our bodies is more therapeutic than listening to a Doctor or a specialist Nutritionist etc. He did not say Don't go to your Doctor but he was explaining that what you read remains in the mind better than recalling a conversation.
The reading of information not only provides understanding of what our bodies are doing; it can help to reduce anxieties and how to cope with eating disorders.
My hope is that when visiting my groups I will find women more aware about the natural functions and changes to our bodies and then learn about the latest eyelashes and lipsticks on offer. A healthy active body glows and attracts when you reach this state. You can enhance your own natural good looks and in real life look better than some beanpole pouting Model unable to smile.
My Moto is Sing, Laugh and Dance then put on the glad rags and have a great time, remember you are loved.
This is not a Diagnosis or Propaganda it is information
Rosie @ www.dozierosiepublisher.com