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Body Appreciation – Getting in Your Body

Your body is part of the gift of you. It is part of the WHOLE package.

This beautiful machine houses your spirit. It allows you to sense and feel, move through the world, give and receive love, communicate, do your work, create…

It’s important to connect with it in a way that feels good and right for you. Your body longs for you to celebrate, appreciate, feel it.

Click here on ideas to Get in Your Body

It can be as simple as a breath. But see how it feels to feel your edges, appreciate all the body does without your asking (breathing, digesting, regulating,) notice the areas of tension and/or pain and give them your attention and loving kindness, thank your body from head to toe.

See how it feels to BE in your body.

Peace, Sarah

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Body Appreciation – Awe, Wonder & Appreciation

Last post we talked about “The Disconnect” that can occur from the beautiful gift of our machines. It can happen for many reasons. But this disconnection is designed to never allow yourself to be satisfied or at home in your body.

And the messages from marketers are all around the superficial. Get thinner. Get stronger. Get whatever.

This can leave you chronically discontented with your physical body.

What if we stood back and looked at all your body DOES moment to moment? What is in that noticing, you could begin to stand in awe – wonder – and deep gratitude for the gift that is your body?

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Let me know what you think and how this shift goes for you.

Peace, Sarah


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Body Appreciation – The Disconnect

There is this thing that happens, for many reasons, that I call “The Disconnect.”

That moment when you disconnect from your beautiful body. All of a sudden you’re at odds with it. Frustrated with it. Disgusted by it.

Click here to watch a little about “The Disconnect” 

I watch my youngest running around and fully embodied in herself. It is a thing of beauty. I watch my oldest and remember the strange discomfort that happens when you’re a teenager – too tall, too thin, clutzy.

It is the human experience, but marketers take advantage of what is meant to be a stage. They prolong it so that a human never feels good and right in their skin.

  • Lose weight.
  • Boob implants.
  • Botox.
  • Tummy tucks.
  • Lipo
  • Photoshop

And this just scratches the surface.

The thing is – your body in whatever form is how you sense and feel and experience this life. We’re going to be talking more about appreciating your body in upcoming weeks. For now, start to notice the areas and spaces that you have a dislike, distaste, frustration with your body.

See where you hang out.

Peace, Sarah


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Gratitude Towards Your Body

This week I fell down the stairs and injured my back/hip/tail. I’m in pain and it’s hard to move…

My go-to feeling when I’m sick, injured, laid up – is FRUSTRATED. I’m a physical being who needs to move in order to feel complete. I detest being forced to be still.

I had to teach a class this week – the topic? GRATITUDE for your body. Reframing our negative voices about our body into giving thanks.

Gratitude

Ice Pack, check. Gratitude, check.

As I was sitting there with an ice pack on my a$$…I thought, “Holy crap…thanks Universe.”

Because here was the opportunity to actually stand in my frustration, reframe my attitude towards my body, and then teach a class on it…

So that’s what I did. I centered myself, took a piece of paper, and wrote 5 things that I was grateful for in that moment about my body…

  1. I am strong, so I’m bruised but not broken.
  2. I have padding on my butt which cushioned my fall.
  3. I can still write, create, work.
  4. I can feel pain – which informs my movement and protects me from further injury.
  5. I am courageous in my ability to ask for help.

What are your 5 things?

Gratitude is a powerful tool to bring into your toolbox of Self Compassion. It helps turn your attitude from “UGH this body is too __(fill in the blank)__ or not enough..” to “My body is fantastic and I’m grateful for it. Click here for an actionable step to take right now on your journey of loving the skin you’re in.

Peace, S


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Focus On What Your Body Can DO

We spend a lot of time worrying about what our body looks like.

A LOT of time.

Often that energy turns into loathing, flagellation and negative thoughts toward your beautiful self.

When you notice this happening, try thinking about all of the amazing things your body can DO. Because it’s pretty f(*&king miraculous.

Click to see more – Focus on What Your Body Can DO

Let’s change this one-note tune that we’ve been singing for soooooo long.

Peace, S