My body: home sweet home

It’s day two of the #ishineyoushine challenge and we were asked to identify what our favorite thing about body is… I chose my body’s ability to learn new tricks. I have a deep appreciation for how resilient my body has been and all of the fun  I’m able to have in my skin.

Whenever I’m feeling anxious, my body’s ability to regulate stress through deep breathing, stretching, or walking (some of my favorite techniques) allows me to get out of my head and into the moment. My body is my home; and I loved that today’s challenge focused on giving ourselves some positive attention.

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We live in a time when body image issues run rampant and it’s almost expected for us to be hard on ourselves. Even if you don’t have an issue with your body, it can be difficult to openly embrace yourself in a culture of negativity. This makes it even more important to celebrate ourselves,

because change starts with you…

and it feels so good to celebrate you.

I know that it isn’t always that easy to wrap yourself in a big embrace of self love, and I want to share a resource with you. Many people are tormented by body image issues, and millions of people in the United States are impacted by eating disorders. The National Eating Disorders Association has an extensive website with a lot of useful content including…

Support

Toolkits

Online Screening

Everyone deserves to love and celebrate themselves. If you or someone you know is having an issue, there’s help available.

Thanks for reading… I hope you take time to acknowledge something you love about yourself; I’d love to see some self love in the comments.

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