You are stronger than you think

I’d never think of myself as being strong and it was heartening to hear I’m not as ‘basic’ in my practice as I thought I’d been all along.

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What stories does your body want to tell? #7

Sometimes I so dislike this body I’m in, or wish I could change parts of it, or resent its entire heavy awkwardness. But then sometimes, also, I am glad for all that it allows me to do…

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What stories does your body want to tell? #5

I have never put up photos of myself where the largeness of my thighs, the thickness of my calves and the chunky roll of belly fat are so nakedly evident.

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What stories does your body want to tell? #3

I wondered at the kind of world we live in now where it is perfectly okay — in fact, encouraged — for young people to police and impose their judgements, no matter how seemingly harmless or childish or jokey, on each other’s bodies.

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What stories does your body want to tell? #2

I looked my physical best. I fit into everything beautifully. My hair was a perfect bob. But absolutely no other part of me was well.

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What stories does your body want to tell? #1

When I do this, I almost manage to achieve a kind of ‘beauty’ that I spent so much of my youth thinking would finally make me happy.

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My body is my own

It took me a long time to accept that I am not supposed to please anyone, all I had to do was please my body and myself: I had to let it feel happy.

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Think happy thoughts… and 5 other tips for greater body-mind balance

Achieving and maintaining body and mind balance can be extremely beneficial, and is not as difficult as it seems.

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Spend some time with your own body

There is so much pleasure every day that our bodies are experiencing, and we miss it simply because we are living outside of our bodies instead of inside our experiences.

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How our relationship with food is a powerful tool for self-care

Our relationship with food says a ton about our relationship with ourselves. Here are 5 ways to build a strong, loving, healing connection.

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