The holidays can be a little rough for people who struggle with body anxiety and body shame and other various forms of body dysmorphia issues, so for that reason, I wanted to repost this old post.
Ten Things You Can Do When You Feel Bad About Your Body
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My name is Shelly Johnson, and I am a writer and philosopher with a Ph.D. in philosophy. One of my primary personal and philosophical interests is how we can learn to love ourselves and each other better in order to cultivate personal and political resilience. I teach ethics and a variety of other courses at a local college. I am the author of the blog Love is Stronger. I am also the author of three logic and critical thinking books for high school and middle school: _Argument Builder_, _Discovery of Deduction_ (co-author), and _Everyday Debate_, published by Classical Academic Press. You can reach me at email@example.com. View all posts by shellypruittjohnson
11 thoughts on “Ten Things You Can Do When You Feel Bad About Your Body”
This is such a relevant subject and the reminders will never be enough. You truly pour your heart and love into bringing all kinds of positive and powerful perspectives together.
That’s so sweet, P! Thank you so much. That’s a wonderful compliment.
Thank you so much for feeling the love I put into my posts, P. I really do and want people to feel uplifted by them.
You are most welcome dear Shelly.
Thank you for this!! Even at 9+ months pregnant, I am hard on myself for the way my body looks. I love all of the tenants but the one about treating my body with love and kindness was exactly what I needed to hear. Your work is so valuable!
I am so excited for you in this wonderful time of your life, Friend. And I am so sorry you still struggle with these issues. I do, too, even though I am not pregnant. It is hard to learn to treat our body with love and kindness, and I am so glad this message was helpful to you.
Thank you, Shelly! It is a struggle, yes, but one I consciously undertake so that my young daughter’s struggle will be less so. Now I will have a baby boy to raise and likely a whole new set of challenges to address within. I always wanted to be “done” or “fixed” before I ushered children through their first stages of life, but of course, that isn’t possible. I waited a long time partly for that reason (I’m 43) and still I grapple. ? Thank you for spreading such goodness.
You are doing and are going to do such a wonderful job!
Always so beautiful and empowering. You are such a precious gift to all of us. Hugs
What a sweet note to get in the morning, Margit. Thank you so much! Hugs to you, too.
My pleasure dearest Shelly. Let’s do it again. ?