The critical voice pops up everywhere and it's here to stay. So what can we do about it? And how can we be kinder to ourselves in the process? Watch my TEDx talk to learn how the critical voice can actually support self-love in life's low moments.
Have you ever experienced the following?
“Even when my intuitive voice speaks, and someplace inside me knows it’s speaking truth, I don’t trust it because I’ve been conditioned by my upbringing not to trust my deepest self. I’m sad that I don’t trust it, because it could help me so much.”
“I go back and forth between my head and my gut. I get stuck in a place of not being able to make a decision, even about small stuff, which makes me feel like I’m not living the bold life I want to live.”
It’s not easy to act on what you know is right for you, especially if you’ve been labeled selfish or egotistical for wanting to follow your own path in life. What I know from my own experience and working with thousands of others is that we carry within ourselves incredible wisdom that can guide us in making choices to live more closely in alignment with our authentic selves.
Slowing down so our intuitive voice can be heard is the best way to access this knowledge.
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I founded The Body Positive in 1996 after my sister Stephanie died from an eating disorder and faulty breast implants. I had healed myself from my own eating disorder in my early twenties, but Stephanie’s death sparked my determination to change the world so that my daughter would never go through the pain of struggling with her body as my sister and I did.
Since those early days, my work has helped more than a million people in 26 countries around the world end the harmful consequences of negative body image by opening them to having a more loving and free relationship with their bodies. Out of a humble beginning in 1996, a worldwide Body Positive Movement has blossomed!
In addition to my 2021 TEDx talk, getting my book Embody published, and producing award-winning videos, my time has been focused on working with schools like Stanford, Cornell, Georgia Tech, Phillips Academy Andover, and Brandeis University, along with companies and organizations like Amazon, ClifBar, and Girls Inc.
I have so much gratitude for my work, because I practice what I teach every single day. I still have many moments of suffering, as all humans do. My learning experiences with loss, grief, and pain have taught me more than anything else in my life, so I choose to see the tough stuff of life as my greatest teacher.
I am definitely a work in progress. I think of myself as a growing up instead of a grown up, because I am certain that for the rest of my life I will have a lot more learning to do. And, because I still love to let my wild child self come out to play whenever I get the chance! My passion is creating spaces free from judgment and comparison where people can come together with their hearts and minds open wide, supporting one another in the work—and play—it takes to live a more authentic, heart-centered, and free life, for however much time we have remaining!
This is an invitation to women* over 40 to experience my very best resources to support you to explore, reconnect, re-identify, and redefine who you are and what you want.
You have the opportunity now to live in the most experienced, grounded, spacious time of your life.
Just imagine being connected to an incredible, like-minded, open-hearted, and intimate circle of women who truly see you and understand you. A safe space where you can let out a big exhale and step away from all of your roles—spouse, parent, business owner, creator, contributor (to name a few)—as we reflect, share, talk, and inspire one another to stay connected to our souls!
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Many women over 40 feel they are at an incredible juncture in life—where they have been supporting so many others for a very long time, and now realize they could use some support themselves. Even if they are still raising children, there's a window that's opening for them to journey into the next phase of creating magic in their life. They feel rooted in experience yet open to new possibilities and finally have some time to focus on themselves, even if for just a little bit.
Don't miss out on the joy, richness, and juiciest moments because you were too busy tending to everyone else's needs and neglecting your own. I honor your yearning for space to fully let go, be yourself, have time to reflect, share, and learn while being appreciated, seen, and cherished for all that you are right now!
*Women refers to gender-expansive individuals (cis women, trans women, non-binary, gender queer, and gender non-conforming people, and any women-identified individual.)
Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!) offers hope and a gentle path to self-love. The book’s message is rooted in the belief that people inherently possess the wisdom necessary to make healthy choices and live in balance. It emphasizes that self-love, acceptance of genetic diversity in body size, celebration of the unique beauty of every individual, and intuitive self-care are fundamental to achieving good physical and emotional health.
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