For centuries, women have been shamed for their bodies, constantly told by society and diet culture that they need to be thin, shrink themselves, take up less space, stay small, don't be too loud, and don't be too much. The belief that a woman's value is linked to her looks is a deeply ingrained societal notion. Diet culture constantly pushes restrictive eating patterns, extreme exercise regimens, and the pursuit of weight loss as the ultimate goal; prioritizing thinness above health and well-being. These harmful and unrealistic beauty standards have significant consequences for women's self-esteem and self-worth, impacting all areas of their lives.
I spent so many years of my life trying to shrink my body, criticizing every part of it, constantly trying to change it, punishing it, shaming it, making myself small, and covering myself up.
Over the last couple of years, I've been going through a radical transformation with the relationship I have with my body. I have grown to have such a deep-rooted appreciation for it in a way I never thought possible, but this did not happen overnight. This took rewiring my thought patterns and beliefs, questioning societal norms, and ultimately taking my power back.
Through all the abuse, suppression, and hate I put my body through, I have come to realize that all it has ever done for me is tried to keep me safe and alive.
Through this awareness, healing, and understanding, I am no longer focused on shrinking myself, suppressing, and making myself small.
I am here, allowing myself to take up space, being seen, appreciating all parts of me, listening to my body, and giving it exactly what it needs moment by moment instead of living by rigid rules, routines, and regimes. I am committed to getting back into my body, fully loving and accepting it all.
Owning your body and your voice isn't about getting male attention or external validation. It is about liberation, empowerment, and living your authentic truth.
Your body is your home, your temple, your vessel of expression in this lifetime.
Allow yourself to honor your body, love your body, nourish your body, rest, accept your body, and speak to yourself with love and compassion. When you speak to yourself with love and compassion instead of self-criticism and hate, your internal world will transform.
The internal transformation must happen in order to see your external reality shift.
It's possible for you to feel good and confident in your body. You are not alone in your struggles. If you're looking for support, I would love to chat. Click here to schedule a free discovery call with me.
Sending you love,