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Cultivating a Healthy Relationship with Your Body: Q&A with Jennifer Rollin

Building a healthy relationship with your body might feel utterly impossible, especially if you've been bashing your weight or shape for years, especially if you look in the mirror daily with disgust, and say "Ughhhh." Thankfully, it's not impossible. Which is why I love sharing different tips and resources with you. Because you don't have to spend your days fixated on your supposed physical flaws, feeling terrible about yourself. You can change your relationship...
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What Does It Mean to Have a Healthy Relationship with Ourselves?

A healthy relationship with ourselves is an honest one. It is built on telling ourselves the truth. Not the truth masked in mean, I'm-an-idiot, What's-wrong-with-me, My-thighs-are-huge thoughts. A truth that is built on understanding what we genuinely need, want and value, and taking action around that. A truth that says, I'm not OK. I need to see a therapist. A truth that says, I'm exhausted. I need rest, and I can have it. A truth that says, That glass of wine every night is
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There is No Secret

Years ago, when I was convinced that I needed to lose weight, I searched for the secret. The diet. The exercise. The shake. The detox. The thing that would help me whittle down my waist and finally have a flat stomach. The thing that would finally make me happy and popular and perfect.

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When You Feel Terrible About Your Body

Write about feeling terrible about your body.

Respect your feelings. Release them. Write about why you feel terrible. Write about the sensations swirling through your body. Write about the thoughts you're having. Write about where your discomfort, your sadness, and your pain might originate. Get curious. Get curious like you're talking to a friend and trying to better understand what they're experiencing. Get curious without judging how you're feeling or what you're thinking.

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Books

Are You Seeking Self-Improvement at Your Own Expense?

Danielle LaPorte spent many years striving to improve herself, striving to grow spiritually. She’d seen a life coach, a creativity coach, a speaking coach and a business coach. She’d had astrology readings and tried hypnotherapy. She’d attended wellness workshops, subsisted on juice cleanses, taken various yoga classes, had support sessions with a shaman—and worked with other practitioners and spiritual teachers in her pursuit.

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