What if there was a way to eat that didn't involve deprivation, calculation, guilt or shame? What if the veils of confusion and frustration around what and how to eat could be lifted and a pathway cleared? What if there was a gentle and mindful approach to eating that sourced from the inherent wisdom of your own body, an approach that was, ultimately, more effective, enjoyable and sustainable than any diet?
A month or so ago, I was re-reading an ebook I had written back in 2014. In it, I offer a lot of lovely and practical thoughts on heart-centered self-care and unconventional ways of relating to anxiety and depression. But something didn't feel right. There were a lot of lists and schedules and routines. I shared my daily self-care routine, my 20 anti-depressing habits, my top three suggestions for heart-centered practices, lists of mindful movement, etc. Looking back on it, I realize how rigid my approach was, how tightly I was holding onto a specific way of being, because I thought that was what would make me feel happy and free, and I realized how little I was sourcing from my own body's wisdom for guidance. Many of the techniques are very helpful and I still do them, but I have experienced a dramatic shift over the last 5 years that has enabled me to collapse those rigid structures, to welcome lasting change, and to live with more joy and ease.
It takes tremendous courage to allow the current structures and routines of life to collapse so that repatterning, rebuilding and reawakening can occur. But you ain't no sissy. We're guessing you're here for real and lasting change, not a temporary, surface-level fix. We couldn't be happier about that. And it is our mission to support you in this courageous renewal, this shift from a way of living and eating that is dictated by what others tell us we should do and how we should look, to a way of living and eating that is beautifully guided by awareness, inner wisdom and practical knowledge.
If change is something you want, if joy is something you want, if freedom is something you want, if healthy, sustainable weight is something you want, then try this next step:
Take out a journal or a piece of paper. Write "My Story about My Body" at the top. Start writing. You'll be surprised by what appears on the page. By becoming aware of your story, you can begin to unwrite and rewrite it. You can choose how you move forward, how you relate to food, body, self, others, life. You have choices.
Interested in more? We will be offering the foundational course for the Love Body method of eating and living on February 1st. Details here. We'd absolutely love to have you.
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