In past 24 hours, two women have approached me with body image questions: one wanted the link to Falling in Love With Your Body on the website and the other wanted me to write about that very topic as a featured columnist in a new magazine that hits the stands later this year. When that happens, I figure the Universe is trying to tell me something.
Lucky for you, that also means the Universe thinks I need to share something with you. With more and more women approaching me with body image concerns, I’ve decided to start doing something about it.
The Body Love section of the blog is your place to go for all things related to taking care of your sacred body temple – from improving body image to improving your relationship with food to the occasional healthy recipe, this is your one-stop-shop.
Goddesses, we’ve been ignoring, abusing, punishing our sacred body vessels for too long. It has to stop. If you won’t do it for you, do it for your daughters and granddaughters, your nieces, your neighbor kids – do it for the young girl in your life who looks up to you as a role model. Why? Because it matters – you matter.
Several years ago a friend of mine and I were talking about her daughter’s unhealthy body image. My friend was concerned that her high-school-aged daughter was bordering on anorexia because she rarely saw her eat. As we talked, she suddenly stopped and looked at me. “The fact that I tell her she’s beautiful as she is while at the same time she sees me cussing out the scale every morning probably isn’t helping, is it?”
Bingo. Actions speak louder than words – especially when you have teenagers in the house.
So let’s get honest, Goddess. Do you love your body – all of it? I’m guessing the answer is no. Are you ready to change that? I know I am.