I live in a larger body and I value health and wellness. However, this path has been difficult because for most of my life, I believed my large body meant that I wasn’t well. I was told this in school, in doctors’ offices, and saw it played out in my family, my friends families, the […]
Every day, we walk the line between vulnerability and courage. We often assume courage to be a loud, brazen act that requires attention and praise. The brave people do things without doubt, all in with gusto. But I’ve learned courage is perhaps one of the most quiet, subtle, smallest powers we can experience. Vulnerability is […]
Last week, a group of More to Love members joined me at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in the breathtaking Berkshire mountains for our second annual A Lovely Rising yoga retreat. For three days, our time was devoted to connecting with our larger bodies through yoga and other body-loving practices. More to Love Yoga […]
Over the years, I’ve discovered simple ways to boost body-love which don’t take much time. Habits practiced daily make learning to love yourself easier. Below are five of my go-to’s for when I need to reconnect and find deeper appreciation for my body. And I think no matter where you are on the path to […]
I need to make this point clear: I am NOT a heat person. I live in Boston and while winter is nearly 6 months long, I’m in my glory. Summer here is lovely too – but it can get humid and gross. And we don’t have A/C like the rest of the country does as […]
Assumptions are experience killers – you’re comparing a previous situation that might not have worked out well and assume that the same thing will happen again. It’s the perfect concoction of a “why bother?” mentality. Assumptions chip away at our ability to be open, curious and confident in ourselves.