Looking in the mirror might seem vain, but if you're really looking at yourself, then it has the power to help you become a better person. Lots of people know the story of my stepdaughter Snow White what they don't know is that I also used that mirror to learn to love myself and you can too, here's how.
1. Really Look
For years I saw something I didn't like looking back at me and turned away, finding someone else to blame. This didn't help neither did it make the thing I didn't want to see go away.
2. Be Honest
Whatever you see in the mirror is what others see, avoiding it or pretending it isn't there doesn't make it go away. You have to be brave and see what you have become - no matter how much this might scare you.
3. Change What You Can
Sometimes when we look at ourselves we see something that is easy to change. We can replace the scowl with a smile, the darkness with light.
4. Accept What You Can't
Other times we are powerless to change things. Trying just makes it worse. Accept that you won't always be the fairest of them all and...
5. Love What You See
Loving yourself is the greatest gift you can give the world. This is how you truly transform from the Evil Queen who hates and blames and behaves badly, into the new you.
No one's perfect (not even my stepdaughter - who is clearly a mug), but we can all aim to be our best selves.
Not-so-Evil-anymore Queen xx