by Golda Poretsky, H.H.C.
Thanks to former body acceptance advocate Jess Weiner’s misinformation campaign, body acceptance has been getting a bad rap as something dangerous and unhealthy.
NOTHING could be further from the truth. I know many of you of have experienced body acceptance as a healing, loving, and transformational force in your life.
Maybe it made you decide to stop dieting and eat in a way that was healing and nourishing.
Maybe it helped you heal from an eating disorder.
Maybe it made you stop over-exercising when you realized that you were damaging your precious body.
Maybe it got you to start exercising when you found that moving your body in loving ways felt good.
Maybe it helped you get better medical care because you knew that you were entitled to more than “it’ll go away if you lose weight.”
Maybe it got you out of a bad relationship, or into a good one.
Maybe it gave you the confidence to stand up for yourself.
Maybe it allowed you to stop comparing yourself to everyone and see the beauty in yourself.
Maybe it freed you from the pain of self hatred and allowed you to feel good about the person you are.
If body acceptance has been a positive influence in your life, I want to hear your story.
I want to make this really easy. So please email me at mystory @ bodylovewellness.com with the following:
1) Your first name or initials
2) Your location (city, state, country)
3) Optional: A picture of you
4) Your story of how body love has helped you.
I hope to publish at least 5 of your stories here at the blog. Please note that if your story doesn’t get published, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t great, I’m just looking to make sure that there’s some variety in the posts.
Please share this with all of your body loving friends and encourage them to write!
Golda Poretsky, H.H.C. is a certified holistic health counselor who specializes in empowering plus sized women to own their bodies and their beauty. Go to http://www.bodylovewellness.com/free to get your free download — Golda’s Top Ten Tips For Divine Dining!