It’s been a long road to loving and accepting my body. I can remember the first time I shamed my body; I was 5 years old and I thought all the girls in my kindergarten glass were prettier than I was. I attributed “pretty” with WORTH. I had a slightly stockier, muscular build and glasses….all things I internalized to be “not good enough” or “pretty enough”. This would begin my long road of feeling out of place in my body, caring about my pant size, yo yo dieting in high school, over-exercising in college, restricting food in my 20’s, running marathons, comparing myself to others, binging, purging, therapy, and then finally acceptance.
In adolescence and young adulthood I struggled severely with poor body image and an eating disorder. It was this struggle however that led me to become a therapist. Meditation was one of the most effective interventions that helped me overcome my eating disorder; it helped me uncover distorted beliefs that did not serve me and to this day continues to help me hear from my true self.
In this episode of Sure Babe I walk you through a mediation that I developed to help you reprogram your brain to release shameful beliefs and view your body with gratitude and grace. Feel free to play it in the car and around your kiddos just don’t close your eyes or get too relaxed. To get the fullest effect try to find time for yourself to get in a comfortable place and close your eyes so you can fully go into your head and heart.
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I hope you are filled with joy in your true self today!