What I See When I Look in the Mirror

Photo by Baran Lotfollahi on Unsplash

I’ve always had problems with seeing myself for who I am. Yes, I recognized my image in the mirror, but an eating disorder, body distortion, and a lack of self-love as a teenager and young adult led to a skewed image.

It wasn’t until I hit 40 that I started to see myself without a critical filter — and I came to appreciate the…

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