Tag - body image

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5 Ways Healing Your Relationship With Food Can Improve Your Relationships With People
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Can You Be Body Positive And Still Want To Lose Weight?
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The Biggest Mistake You’re Making That’s Keeping You Stuck
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4 Ways To Stop Hating Your Body
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Your Struggle With Food Is A Gift
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You Lose More Than Weight When You Go On A Diet
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5 Ways Yoga Can Help You Improve Your Relationship With Your Body
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Your Body Is Not Your Worth
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I Experienced My First Hater
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Why Empowered Vitality?

5 Ways Healing Your Relationship With Food Can Improve Your Relationships With People

5 Ways Healing Your Relationship With Food Can Improve Your Relationship With People

By now I’m sure you understand that food isn’t your problem and that the root cause of binge eating runs much deeper. When you do the inner healing work like looking at your belief systems that are creating distorted thoughts that keep triggering you, inner child work, mindfulness to increase your awareness, and practices to get you back in touch with trusting your body and intuition, you can’t not look at all the other areas of your life. Relationships are a big area of our lives and are definitely affected by our internal environment. Read More

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Can You Be Body Positive And Still Want To Lose Weight?

Can You Be Body Positive And Still Want To Lose Weight?

I’ve noticed some confusion around wanting to be body positive and love your body, while still wanting to lose weight.  Even talk about wanting to nourish your body and eat in a way that supports your health can sometimes make those, who follow others in the body positive, anti-diet community, feel wrong.  I know initially I almost felt guilty for caring about my health and I’ve developed some thoughts on this that I want to share in this post today. Read More

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The Biggest Mistake You’re Making That’s Keeping You Stuck

The Biggest Mistake Your're Making That's Keeping You Stuck

Is your mindset around food and your body keeping you a prisoner in your own life? Do you feel stuck on something that seems so superficial and trivial, yet don’t know how to break free? I know you want more for your life. I know you want to experience freedom, peace and joy in your heart. You are not broken my friend. You’ve just been born into belief systems that conform to diet culture and societal ideals. You haven’t been taught how to feel your emotions or observe your thoughts, let alone to question their validity. There is another way to live and you know this deep in your soul, but there’s a mistake you’re making that’s keeping you stuck. Read More

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4 Ways To Stop Hating Your Body

4 Ways To Stop Hating Your Body

I see too many women hating their bodies and I get it because I used to hate mine too.  It stopped me from living my life, because I was uncomfortable in my skin.  I constantly thought about how I could make my body smaller, I berated it, called it terrible names, pinched it in disgust.  I cringe now thinking about how I’ve treated my body in the past.  Your body is the vehicle to your beautiful soul and deserves all the love and care you would give a child or beloved pet. Read More

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Your Struggle With Food Is A Gift

Your Struggle With Food Is A Gift

You might not think so in the moment, but your struggle with food is a gift. Hear me out before you stop reading. I know if someone would have told me this in the midst of my own struggle I would have wanted to smack them. How in the world could all this internal pain and suffering be a gift? The universe has shaken you to awaken you my dear. This is a calling to do the deeper, inner work so that you can create a shift in your life and step into your power. Read More

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You Lose More Than Weight When You Go On A Diet

You Lose More Than Weight When You Go On A Diet

Diet culture tells us that when we lose weight we will therefore become happy, popular, successful and more. It shames us into thinking that we aren’t good enough and that our bodies are somehow wrong if they don’t fit societal ideals of the thin, lean body. Diet culture basically tells us that we’ll get everything we want in life if we just lose weight. This is a fallacy as diet’s not only don’t work but they won’t create the feelings and experiences we’re really hungry for.  The truth is, we lose far more than just weight when we go on a diet. Read More

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5 Ways Yoga Can Help You Improve Your Relationship With Your Body

5 Ways Yoga Can Help You Improve Your Relationship With Your Body

This weekend is weekend 3 of the 8 weekends spread out over 5 months for my 200hr yoga teacher training with Empowered Yoga.  The more I learn about the practice of yoga, the more I believe it can help anyone with any challenge or struggle in their life.  Yoga was instrumental in my own journey with body image and disordered eating, so today I want to share with you, 5 Ways Yoga Can Help You Improve Your Relationship With Your Body. Read More

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Your Body Is Not Your Worth

Your Body Is Not Your Worth

I learned at a young age, like many of us do, that my body was my worth. Society and the media portray this message loud and clear. Even family members who have been taught the same thing can pass this message on to us. This can lead down a slippery slope of seeking external validation from others, and the problem is we will never feel good enough until we accept ourselves first. Read More

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I Experienced My First Hater

I Experienced My First Hater

I experienced my first hater last month. Someone who completely disagreed with what I was saying, actually missed the point of my post and told me some interesting things, including that I was addicted to animal products (which isn’t a thing, just in case you were wondering) and processed foods, promoting poisons and actually feeding “the problem,” not helping it. Read More

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Why Empowered Vitality?

Why Empowered Vitality?

Why Empowered Vitality? I had someone ask me once what my business name means and then say he didn’t like it. This made me sit down and think about why I chose this name and even considered changing it, because it’s not immediately clear what I do.  I’ve decided to keep it and I’ll explain more about what it means to me and how I got to the point of naming a business in the first place! Read More

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