One of the most liberating elements of my life has been working through the fears that have been conditioned into me about needing to look a certain way in order to be desired, loved, and worthy. Gaining weight and embracing the tremendous amount of wisdom in my body has transformed every aspect of my life.
In this episode, I invite you to approach your body like it's the complex and miraculous thing it is. I unpack some of my thoughts on common body neutrality messaging, skewed beauty standards, and what I’ve learned on this journey to becoming my most joyful, voluptuous self.
In episode 412 of the Embodied Podcast we discuss:
(2:41) Recapping what liberatory practices are and how we can use them to create a more expansive year (and life)
(5:19) Body positivity and body neutrality phrases that I deeply disagree with
(10:19) Examining the programming that makes you resent your body, or resist closeness with it, or judge other people's bodies
(12:43) Why we need to stop looking at exceptions and treating them like norms or ideals
(14:52) My stance on cosmetic surgery
(17:01) A look into my nearly decade-long experience gaining weight and dismantling my beliefs about my body
(20:28) Getting back into dating and realizing that we're all somebody's ideal
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