Body Love and Body Kindness, Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety, Uncategorized

From Enemy to Ally: Becoming Friends with Our Body

That Time Kant Inspired Me to Exercise I may be one of the only people in the world who has been inspired to be better friends with my body  by the philosopher Immanuel Kant. During my dissertation research[1], I spent a lot of time reading and researching Kant’s Lectures on Pedagogy. (There’s a point to… Continue reading From Enemy to Ally: Becoming Friends with Our Body

Body Love and Body Kindness, Feminism and Love, Healing Difficult Emotions, Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety

Our Hunger, Our Body Mythology, and the Weight We Carry

There is a common trope on TV and movies: There is some girl, and at the beginning of the story, she is portrayed as an “ugly duckling”. Perhaps she is the “wrong size”, “unfashionable”, she doesn’t do her hair and make up "right". The movie portrays her as being “ugly”[1] as compared to some implied… Continue reading Our Hunger, Our Body Mythology, and the Weight We Carry

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Ten Things I Would Tell My Young Self About Bodies, Shame, and Love if I Could Travel Back in Time

One of my main goals in life is to help girls, young women (and all women) feel peaceful in their bodies. Young girls and women struggle with body-anxiety and body-shame, and I believe this crushes our joy and dims our power. (You can read more about this here.)  So, I believe it is really important… Continue reading Ten Things I Would Tell My Young Self About Bodies, Shame, and Love if I Could Travel Back in Time

Body Love and Body Kindness, Feminism and Love, Healing Difficult Emotions, Uncategorized

Body-Anxiety and Body-Shame: The Epidemic and the Escape

I believe that Body Peace is the birthright of every single girl and woman in the world.[1] I also believe that most girls and women are being robbed of this birthright every single day of their lives. Body Peace Body Peace is the confidence and strength we possess when we trust our body’s natural wisdom… Continue reading Body-Anxiety and Body-Shame: The Epidemic and the Escape

Body Love and Body Kindness, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

The Worst Beauty Advice: A.K.A. My Undercover Work in the Secret Beauty Society

I have recently obtained top-secret evidence suggesting that there is a Secret Beauty Society trying to control us, especially women, and make us perpetually miserable and afraid. Motivated by justice and a desire to liberate the masses, I recently went undercover and was able to infiltrate the inner sanctum of this Secret Beauty Society, obtaining… Continue reading The Worst Beauty Advice: A.K.A. My Undercover Work in the Secret Beauty Society

Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Why Your Body is Beautiful Right Now, No Matter What

 We are extremely critical of our bodies. If you are in a group of people for any period of time, it is pretty common for people to start criticizing their bodies or talking about what they need to do to improve their bodies (i.e. go on a diet, exercise, etc.). Sometimes these conversations take an… Continue reading Why Your Body is Beautiful Right Now, No Matter What