The Goddess Myth & You

The fine line between inspiration and aspiration via alexandrasacksmd.com

Alexandra Sacks MD
Nov 9, 2017 · 5 min read

Through social media, women continue to feel guilty and ashamed when they compare themselves and each other to ideals of perfectly scrubbed goddess-mothers: beautiful, serene, wise, all-natural, intuitive, nurturing, and very unrealistic.

Are we ready to get rid of “The Goddess Myth” entirely? Probably not.

I thought YES. This is the ZEITGEIST, this is what I and writers like Claire have been working toward.

Remember, there’s a fine line between inspiration and aspiration. Comparing yourself to idealized images can quickly become a trigger for guilt, self-criticism and shame.

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Reproductive Psychiatrist / Parenting Contributor @NYTimes / Book Author “What No One Tells You” | Podcast Host @GimletMedia’s “Motherhood Sessions”