Greetings! Welcome to our digital home. Thank you for visiting we’re so glad that you are here! Just in case you are wondering if you stopped by the right place and if you should come back and visit again, does this sound like you: You are a person who is tired of society’s impossible beauty standards. You get frustrated with the magazines, movies, and social media messages dictating what the ideal body shape and size is. You know that you want to embrace your own body and learn to love it on your own terms. However, you still have days where the messages around you feel overwhelming and you aren’t quite sure how to manage those moments. Your health and well-being are important to you, but you don’t want to starve yourself on abusive diet plans or punish yourself through exercises that you hate. You’d much rather focus on whole wellness that comes from a place of love and that is sustainable for you. You know that it’s important to take care of you and to invest in your self-care. However, you tend to put all the things on your “to do” list first and you never get around to loving on you. That tends to leave you stressed more than relaxed and tired more than refreshed. So, you’re ready for change and eager to begin a new start because you want to thrive in life, rather than just survive.
Is any of this familiar? Does it sound like you?
- ALL bodies are worthy of love
- Body peace is possible for anyone, at any time
- Body shame and judgment are toxic for the giver and receiver
- Your body is your business and YOU make the choices.
- Your body knows what it needs. All you have to do is listen
- Food is a way to love and connect with the body, not a way to punish or deprive it.
- Exercise and movement are ways to connect with the body, not ways to punish or deprive it
- My healthy is not your healthy. Health exists on a continuum and is different for each individual.
- Size is not an indicator of health
- Self-love is a choice
- Self-care is a tool that can be used to build a loving relationship with your body
- You are not your body. Your body does not define you.
- You can choose to love and value your body, but you are more than a physical being.
We have plenty of:
- Body love– embracing the temple you live in, with all of its flaws and beauty for what it is and what it does
- Self-love– accepting who you are, exactly as you are, at any stage of life
- Body freedom– living in liberation from social beauty standards and physical judgements
- Self-care– prioritizing your well being through choices that benefit your total wellness
- Mindfulness – being present and aware of your intentions, choices, and behaviors
- Holistic wellness – the interconnectedness of your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health
- Compassion– releasing judgment of self and others to embrace understanding and love
- Body diversity – respecting and celebrating the differences and uniqueness of each person’s body
We don’t have any:
- Body shaming – negative words or comments about a person’s size, weight, or perceived physical flaws
- Body judgment – humiliating or critical words used towards a person to incite negative feelings about how they govern their body
- Diet talk – marketing or persuasive language focused on loss of body weight or altering body shape
- “Shoulding” language – (we made this one up) any conversation telling you what is best for you to do or not do with your body
- Health guilt – comments used to criticize a person for not working towards an externally defined version of healthy
- Quick fix promises – guarantees of instantaneous or unrealistic solutions to problems or challenges
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