I came across this great site as I was again looking for eating disorder recovery ideas and inspiration for my bulimia blog. This one is H-O-T!
Ever heard of Operation Beautiful?! (www.operationbeautiful.com)
The mission of Operation Beautiful is to post anonymous notes in public places for other people to find. The point is that WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL. You are enough… just the way you are!
When I found this site I was like…whoever came up with this is brilliant! Second thought was “why didn’t I come up with that?” Ha ha.
My eating disorder recovery website (www.GetBusyThriving.com) is about empowering women to become their greatness through self-love. I just couldn’t help but see the similarities. I also found a lot of similarities between me and the woman behind Operation Beautiful, Caitlin Boyle. Caitlin has two dogs, is married to a wonderful man, and became a vegetarian when she learned about factory farming effects – wow, that sounds like me! Ok, so we have only one dog and we also have four cats and four chickens, but the rest is pretty much the same. 🙂
Anyway, back to the mission behind the message. As you’ll read on the OperationBeautiful.com website from Caitlin:
The goal of the Operation Beautiful website is to end negative self-talk or “Fat Talk.” If this little blog only does one productive thing, I hope it helps readers realize how truly toxic negative self-talk is — it hurts you emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
Through my own experiences fighting Fat Talk, I’ve realized the power behind an anonymous act such as Operation Beautiful. When I post a note, I’m saying, “I CHOOSE to be positive!”
I began Operation Beautiful by leaving positive messages on the mirrors of public restrooms — at work, at the gym, at the grocery store.
You’ll find on her website that she’s received over 10,000 submissions already and was even interviewed by the Oprah show. She’s living her mission and inspiring others along the way. That resonates with the overcoming bulimia post I did last week about real happiness or eudaimonic happiness.
If you’re as inspired as I was by this website I hope you’ll take action this week and submit a picture to Operation Beautiful.
Be sure to write yourself a note on your bathroom mirror that you’ll see each day. Help for bulimia recovery starts with you and this is both a loving reminder to stay the course and a tremendous act of self-love.
Please share your feedback below if you’re familiar with Operation Beautiful or if it’s inspired you, what are you going to do about it?
If you’re looking for bulimia support, please be sure to check out my eating disorder recovery website for more great self-help ideas such as meditation, hypnosis, and using the law of attraction.