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Coffee Date

Coffee Date with Luna: Flowers in the Garden

Hello everyone and welcome to another Coffee Date with Luna! 

We have not had a little chat for a long time now. How are you all doing? 

There was one of my posts called Embrace your Insecurities where I discussed my insecurities and body image issues with all of you and today I want to discuss the thing that has an impact on our insecurities which is the Instagram girl. 

For all of you that are on Instagram or are familiar with it, you already saw in your mind a certain picture of a girl when you read the words Instagram girl. It’s the perfect, polished girl with big boobs, small waist, huge ass, tiny legs, Kylie Jenner lips and perfect hair. And girls like that exist in real life, but these that we see on social media, for the most part, only exist on social media and no one would recognize them in real life. I know there’s an equivalent for this girl in the male world and I suppose it’s the rich guy who drives a fancy car and has a 6pack. Correct me if I am wrong.  

I am not going to discuss in depth the impact this has on men’s and women’s body issues and eating disorders but I just want to talk about the fact that we are trying to destroy the most natural thing we have in the world and that’s diversity. Why is everyone trying to look the same? 

Have you ever come across a person that has made an impact on the world and read something along the lines of “s(he) looked, talked, walked and thought just like everyone else”? The answer to that is no because trying to be a clone of pop culture is suffocating your creativity and bringing desperation to your life. 

There is so much beauty in diversity but we are trying our best to pretend it’s not there or we have just become blind to it from years of following imposed beauty standards. Everyone can agree that nature is beautiful, but it’s beautiful because of its diversity, colors etc. If every flower was trying to look like the other flower, we would have one flower and our garden would look boring. Why are we trying to look boring?! 

I understand that people go under the knife or have cosmetic procedures done because they are insecure. I thought about stuff like that and stuff I would like to change but then I stop and ask myself – Is it worth it? Maybe in a few years, I will change my mind about this but for now, my 24 years old brain is getting really tired of this clone culture that social media created. 

When I filmed my first Youtube video I noticed that my face was very asymmetrical but I thought it was because I was filming on my phone. Then I filmed my second Youtube video with my new camera and realized that my face indeed is asymmetrical. I was trying to determine if it was the lightning, the angle or something that made my face look like that and then I realized that in reality one of my eyes is a bit bigger than the order, one side of my lips is plumper than the other and one part of my jaw was a bit “chubbier” than the other. And that’s fucking okay. Instead of believing what social media is telling me I need to look like, I will rather listen to science that has confirmed human bodies are asymmetrical and that’s perfectly fine and NATURAL. 

With the world we live in, it’s very hard to just love yourself and be there for yourself when the media is trying to tell you that you look/sound/talk the wrong way and that you are eating the wrong things and that your body is not the way it should be. Even if some find it superficial, having an honest talk about body insecurities and how social media exacerbated them is necessary. I don’t want to dive into these types of topics because I didn’t research them yet, but with the development of social media, there was a rise in suicide and more teens were entering different mental health institutions. Is this what we want?  

Embracing yourself and the way you are different, gives your body, face and soul the dignity and respect the world has been trying to take away from it. Let’s just find the beauty in diversity again and go back to nature from which we came and to which we belong. Remember: no flower is the same in the garden. 

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna 

Last Coffee Date: Recognize your patterns
Youtube videos: Luna’s channel
Latest Poem: Poem #343

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My life

Snow in Spring

I have a big question mark above my head. We have a pandemic on our hands, there was an earthquake on Sunday, Zagreb is still suffering the aftershocks and now it snowing. In March. In spring. What?

snow in spring

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The Positivity Press

Positivity Press #56

My name is Holly and you can find me at Holly’s World (https://wordpress.com/posts/photogarphybyhcmorris77.com). I am mostly a photographer, but I enjoy other things as well – such as reading, gardening, and travel – although there is so much more

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Uncategorized

Our lungs are burning.

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The Positivity Press

Positivity Press #44

Hi, here’s a contribution for the positivity post, something much needed at the moment!
Here’s a picture of the beautiful River Arno reflecting the equally beautiful city of Florence, Italy. I hope it might lift some spirits:
And my website is the link below.

Website: http://stuartaken.net/

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Positivity Press #30

And what brings more positivity than our nature, flowers and so, so many colors?

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My life

Weekend Trip to Castle Trakoscan

Hello everyone!

I had such a great weekend and if you follow me on Instagram you probably saw the stories and the pictures. Last night I went to dinner with Antonio, we had some pizza, got some drinks and today we went to Castle Trakoscan. It is so beautiful and I completely recommend you visiting it if you ever spend some time in Croatia, Zagorje to be more exact.

The part of Croatia where I live has a lots of castles and Trakoscan is the one of the most popular ones. Trakoscan was built in the late 13th century. The castle had many owners and the most popular ones were the family Draskovic from 1584. It’s a museum now. The nature and the lake around the castle are completely breathtaking and perfect for a weekend trip. We walked a lot around the lake, walked around the castle, saw the exhibition, stopped to drink something because the sun exhausted us. It was just great. It is forbidden to take pics in the museum but I took a few because the first thing I thought to myself was “I need a few pics to show on my blog!”

I know it’s not polite to disobey the rules of a museum but like… Everyone was doing it! Anyways here are some pics.

I hope you all had a great weekend and you can tell me all about it in the comments and also please check out this post #savingme, share it because I just want more people to engage in this project.

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna

 

 

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The Poetry Bar

Blossoms

Fresh daisies
Like strawberry fraises
Lazily rustling
Honeysuckle and gardenia bustling!!
Rich lavender plotting purple hues
Pink hydrangeas stacked loose
The heavenly glossy foliage
Haven of natural perfumes
Lavender florets mooning as lily rampages!!
Peonies gorgeous smell embed
Gardenia creamy lustful scents
It’s sunshine glory overfed!!
Primrose heralding spring
And blossoms that this mid summer brings!!
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About me-

My writing is all about the moment and the mood! I encounter many things in a single day and encapsulate in my writing as an experience. Blogging is my passion and nature writing is my muse!! Go on read and let me know, if you can relate to it too with that one moment of your life when you felt its beauty in it’s purest form..;)

My blog link is:- https://freshdaisiesdotme.wordpress.com

Happy reading n soaking!!

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The Positivity Press

Positivity Press #9

The sun is shining
yet,
I woke up today to clouds and rain
I woke to a dismal day
but now the sun is shining
and I can’t find a thing that causes me to complain
because I woke up today
and it was drip dripping so I went back in
and closed the door
tight.
But later when I looked back out
the sun was shining
and I couldn’t shove

the smile from my face.

by Philip Wardlow 2018

PS Have a good day yourself  (sun or not)
Blog: https://about.me/philipwardlow

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Positivity Press #7

I walked by this field today, filled with dandelions.
A beautiful spring sight.
I’ve always thought dandelions are beautiful, even though they are considered common.
And the two red flowers, wild, in the midst made me think.

No matter how different we are, we are all beautiful, and we are never alone.

Murdoch Mouse

murdochmouse.wordpress.com

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