Mindful Monday: 5 Inspiring Songs & Quotes To Get You Through The Week

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During the holidays, whether we celebrate or not, we are reminded of all the things we stand for as a person. Maybe that’s due to the sometimes overwhelming observations of our family members; maybe that’s due to nostalgia of times past; or maybe, grand celebrations make us consider the character of our own lives.

This week for Mindful Monday, we’ve chosen five songs from artists like [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bruno Mars[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lady Gaga[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jimmy Eat World[/lastfm] about embracing yourself–flaws and all–and honoring the true, unique beauty that resides within you.

Monday, April 25th: “Just The Way You Are”-[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bruno Mars[/lastfm]

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There is a quote from an anonymous author that goes: “You don’t love a woman because she is beautiful. She is beautiful because you love her.” 

Sometimes we are too busy comparing ourselves in terms of physical perfection to realize one simple fact: Somewhere, someone thinks we are incredibly beautiful. Whether that person falls in love with your beauty because of your compassionate, sensitive personality or because you have gorgeous, expressive eyes, you have a unique beauty–both inside and out–that transcends societal expectations.

You might not be perfect, but perfect is boring. And just like Bruno Mars says, “Girl, you’re amazing, just the way you are.” 

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