A Message for All Women: You Are Enough. #ImEnough by @theMrsBand #ad

Thanks to Mrs. Band for sponsoring today’s post about the #ImEnough campaign.

We women sure are hard on ourselves, aren’t we?

I can’t speak for everyone, but I know that if I’m ever given a compliment, the first thing I do is deflect it.

“Oh, you’re a good mom!”

“Who me? Oh, well, I try, but…” There’s always a BUT. Some reason why I feel like I’m just not pulling it off. As a mom, as a wife, as a business owner. As anything.

It seems that this “not feeling like enough” is a common affliction. In fact, the Mrs., and all-female rock band, recently asked a group of women how they felt when they looked in the mirror. They didn’t like the answer they got from the vast majority of women, so they decided to do something to help change it.

Please, please take a moment to watch this Mirror video they made based on the responses from the women they asked. It brought tears to my eyes, and it inspired their new song, Enough.

The Mrs. will be releasing their debut EP this fall. Although the music may sound like what’s being played on pop radio right now, the lyrics tell a different story. As women in their late thirties/early forties, songs about teenage heartbreak and wild nights clubbing weren’t things they could relate to. They decided to write about their own lives - like the challenge of juggling a career, marriage, motherhood and friendships, while still trying to maintain their own identity. They set out to foster a connection through their music with other women at the same place in their lives. The Mrs. is comprised of drummer Andra Liemandt, lead vocalists/guitarists Mandy Prater and Jennifer Zavaleta, vocalist/keyboardist Larissa Ness, and bassist Jenny Mason.

My Part

I've been asked to support this #ImEnough campaign by sharing the video above along with a selfie that promotes the same message. Of all the things I've ever promoted here on this page, this is one of the closest to my heart, so I was proud to get on board.

My mirror decal arrived today and I immediately started thinking about how to take a good selfie. How to get creative. I started thinking about what I should wear, whether I should wear makeup, what to do with my hair.

...and then I stopped, dropped everything, and just clicked.

Because, in the words of the Mrs., I've had enough of that critical eye in the mirror. Enough doubting myself. Enough of those negative voices in my head. This is ME, and that's more than enough, right? (I'm trying to convince myself. These things don't happen overnight...)

You. Are. Enough. Believe it. And then go watch the #ImEnough video by the Mrs. #adAnd, because she was watching, you get a bonus spur-of-the-moment, middle-of-the-day, hanging-with-the-baby selfie! Because life is hectic and busy and it's easy to get overwhelmed and let the world tell us what we should be, but in the end, we have to remember that these little ones are watching us!

The more she sees me believe that #ImEnough, the more she'll believe that she is, too.

You. Are. Enough. Believe it. Then click to watch the #ImEnough video by the Mrs. #ad

Help me celebrate the ENOUGH movement along with the Mrs. Band! Share your own #ImENOUGH selfie on your social channels, and leave me a comment with the URL  so I can share it, too!

How do you remind yourself that you're enough?

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  1. The video got me all teary eyed! What a beautiful message to share!
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  2. Great message for all women! I remind myself I am enough by positive talk. The older I get the more I learn – if we try hard and care – we are enough!

  3. I always deflect compliments. I need to get better about that!
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  4. As a mom of a 3 year old daughter I already as seeing the importance of teaching her confidence and beauty within, totally different from my boys!
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  5. This is awesome! So many women are critical of themselves – and each other. It took me a while to realize, that although I’m not perfect, I am pretty awesome! :)
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  6. I love this message. Women are too hard on themselves. What a postive post!
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  7. Such a great – and important message. Love the pictures!
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  8. Fantastic message for all women. We must believe in ourselves first.
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  9. I absolutely love this campaign! I love your pictures too! It’s so important to remember this when there’s so much on your plate and so much chaos in life.

  10. This really made my day!! I need to listen to this song over and over again! What a beautiful message!!
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  11. I often feel like there is just not enough time in the day! I need to realize that I am enough!
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  12. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    They were at Blogher….great song! I also looked in the magic mirror in the booth and got teary eyed. Such an important message.

  13. Yes, she will definitely soak up what you’re putting out there. I’m glad you’re giving a great example that you’re enough.
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  14. What a wonderful and powerful message! I totally needed this tonight
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  15. This is a great post because I think we all forget this.

  16. Fabulous message, thank you for this post! Time to spread the word ;)
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  17. What a great video. I love the message behind it, and hope that it inspires others to believe that they are enough.

  18. What a great message. Loved the video and it is a good reminder to all of us.
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