Describe your relationship with your body.
My relationship with my body has evolved over the years. I accept the changes such as wrinkles and gray hair more easily. I obsess less with the need to always “look” good and accept that I am fine at this moment.
–Varsh D. (via email)
It makes me feel like I am home so I try to improve my conversations with my body every day.
–Tanaya C. (via email)
I treat my body as my temple, careful to watch what I feed it, understanding that food is fuel. My body also signals using aches, pains, and sometimes inflammation when my mental health is struggling or when I am stressed.
That shit is complicated.
What about your body do you find challenging?
Working on my self-esteem and letting go of fear.
What makes you feel strong?
My problem-solving skills.
My belief in myself!
What advice would you give to a friend who’s being hard on themselves?
You are loved and a gift to everyone the way you are.
Every day is a new opportunity. Don’t beat yourself up! Celebrate the things you can do.
Find your wow.
Go easy on yourself. Give yourself a break.
I would point out all the things their body can do.
(All responses from Instagram unless otherwise stated.)
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