❤️❤️❤️ #Repost @julieatkinsonnewlooknewlife For most of my life when I looked in the mirror all I saw and felt was “I am bad”. I hated looking at pictures of me. I wasn’t perfect. When people told me I was pretty or beautiful, I could not see it in myself. I just presented with perfection then the world would not see my pain. When my mother was a live she would tell my children “you are so beautiful”. In our house we use granny’s saying often, particularly when someone needs a hug. It was only just a few years ago that I was able to look beyond the mirror and search deep into my soul to find that beautiful women that I am and believe it inside and out. I have made it my nursing profession to focus on helping women release the pain and see beyond the mirror and find their beautiful soul. Burn, reconstruction, cancer and even cosmetic patients need to understand and know their value and worth.