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Digital Subscriptions > Healthy Magazine > December/January 2017 > IS ‘SELF-LOVE’ HELPFUL?


A new wave of self-acceptance is sweeping the internet. But should you really feel good if you’ve lost 1lb when the plan was a stone, or run a mile instead of a marathon?


says Becky Beaupre Gillespie, journalist and co-author of Good Enough Is The New Perfect*

‘The women’s movement brought huge benefits, suddenly they could do anything, be anything and have it all. But that message morphed into women feeling that they must do everything, be everything, have everything. We started reaching for perfection and it means settling. It doesn’t, it means deciding what your definition miles short. We compare our reality to others’ “highlights reels”. when we fell short – because perfection is a myth – felt like failures. Now we’re realising if we’re always striving to be better, we can never be satisfied with what we have, hence the rise of “self-love”.

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It's almost Christmas! Get prepared with the December/January healthy magazine, featuring wellness bloggers Zanna Van Dijk, Natasha Corrett and Carly Rowena. Find 37 festive recipes – including clean, free-from, healthy and delicious options to please everyone. Plus, two women reveal their life-changing #bestgiftever – what's yours? Keep your mind and body on track this Christmas with the new digital edition of healthy.