The idea we have struggled with as long as we can remember.
I learned that smaller was better at 8 years old and the seeds were planted accordingly to worry about my body size growing up.
We have stuffed, starved and manipulated our bodies in all kinds of ways to help ease the anger, fear and pain of our experiences and emotions.
We have tried to be good followers of diets, and we were, we just didn't know we were playing in a rigged game that we could never win.
So between the early imprints of feeling not worthy or wanted and diet culture trying to convince us of our acceptability, our bodies take the hit.
We start to believe are are too much, need or feel too much and project that all onto our bodies. We repeat stories of "if my legs/but/belly/whole self" were just "thinner/more toned/less gross" I could finally feel okay.
If you are interested in joining me in a group setting, I welcome you to
When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies, a Group Study & Process
For 5 Weeks of the materials, teaching, support and transformation of your relationship with food, for learning the language of what mistrust of your body is really saying to you, so you can trust yourself with faith and authority and let go of the culture of body policing that ruins people's self-worth and lives the exchange is:
Thank you, thank you, thank you. If you are reading this, I know you understand how important this work is for having more time and energy back in our lives. To walk around at peace with one's body can only lead to peace with ourselves.
I welcome you here and honored to walk with you toward peacefulness.
© 2018 Tracy Brown, R.D.