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? #6

When I am anywhere but alone at home, I feel like the proverbial elephant in the room. I am all-too-aware of my body, the solid presence in a space, my Being There.

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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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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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Dear self…

This is an open letter just to remind you to keep the true colours of you who are.

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Finding the beauty after the darkness

10 steps for nourishing your heart, healing the body and strengthening the bare bones of your will after trauma.

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I don’t need to please anyone but me

What I am is not because of you, I am because of me.

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What happened while I was gaining weight

I recently bumped into an old acquaintance at the mall who looked me up and down, waggled her eyebrows, gestured at my evident weight gain and asked, “What happened?”

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[Interview] Shannon Lagasse: On healing an eating disorder

“I wish everyone would see just how magnificent they really are.”

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