Alchemist • Wild Woman • Mentor

View my TEDx Talk,
“Embracing Your Critical Voice:
The Gateway To Self-Love”

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.

"What wonderful lessons of embracing vs. fighting ourselves in moments that derail us from our core truths. Thank you for this wonderful message Connie!!"
—Monica Mo, PhD, Founder & CEO of WellSeek
"I just had to tell you how much I loved your TEDx talk, one of the best I have ever heard. I found myself crying and a lot of emotion coming up while listening to you, so I know others are having the same experience. Our world really needs your voice and this message!"
—Sumner Brooks, MPH, RDN, CEDRD,
Founder, EDRD Pro

wise Woman guidebook

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.

Click below to get The Wise Woman Guidebook: How to Activate & Trust Your Intuition to Live Life on Your Terms. You’ll also receive my email newsletter where you’ll be the first to hear about upcoming programs, events, and resources.


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!

Nurturing the Flames of INtuition and Possibility

A colorful  image of leaves and fruits in a rainbow pattern.

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!

When's the last time you...

  • Went through a whole day without having a negative thought about yourself, especially your body, or chastising yourself for the food you ate?
  • Let go of perfectionism that drives you to work nonstop or to regularly work overtime, leaving no room for self-care?
  • Said no to a social or family obligation because you were craving time to create a vision board or read through old journals to see where growth has happened and where you're still feeling stuck in your life?

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.

  • Connect with the playful, free, life-affirming parts of yourself that allow you to pursue life's joyful pleasures, like dancing, making delicious meals, or reading a good book while taking a bubble bath.
  • Gain a deep understanding of what feels right for your own unique life with tools that help you listen closely to and follow your intuitive wisdom (eat a delicious meal or skip a day of exercise without feeling guilty!).
  • Find the secret to forgiving yourself when you totally blow it in your relationships with others so that you stay present and enjoy their company regardless of any mistakes or misunderstandings that occur.
  • Access more inner joy and pleasure—with less dependence on external circumstances—so that you can live your life with very few regrets.

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.)

Entering my 60's and a new chapter in my life, I was struggling with how to age gracefully. I loved the format of the Wise Woman Council—going from large to small group sharing, dancing, meditating, listening to Connie's readings and teachings. Spending time thinking and writing about deep felt thoughts, conditions, and ideas was a powerful process. It was a profound way to get to the heart of the matter quite quickly in a very safe, supportive environment.

I utilize many of the messages and tools almost daily—especially if I'm having a rough day. The ability to stop, take a moment to quiet the mind and know that I have a choice in the matter really helps. If I hadn’t taken this program, I’d probably still be stuck in old, replayed, tiresome tapes about myself! Connie’s message truly helps teach us ways to lift ourselves out of darkness and into a joyous light full of strength and joy. Her teachings have helped ground me, lessen the noise in my head, and see beauty everywhere!”— Katie McHugh, RN, Sonoma County, CA
“This group has put me in touch again with possibility, the vigor of life, and trust in the self. The first day I met Connie at a Body Positive workshop my intuition kicked in and I knew I needed to figure out how to have more contact with The Body Positive and the women that I'd met that day. In fact, I volunteered with The Body Positive for almost two years after that workshop and to this day I dream about ways to work more closely with them. There was such a shift in me that my family commented that I'd found my happy place. I walked through my world glowing with joy and peace. It felt as if a box of wisdom had been opened up and given to me. This shift lasted for a long time until several family tragedies and losses severed the roots, the ties to this box of wisdom, or so it seemed.

I've done a lot of work therapeutically healing my past since that workshop in 2010. Nothing, though, has stirred my soul, my creative spirit, my joyous sense of self, and connection to the strength of other wise women like Connie's Wise Women Council. I have never encountered another group like this group, and while it is true all of the wisdom that is learned in this space is within us already, being led by Connie is a uniquely rich, transforming experience.”
— Cybele, Age 41, Opera Singer, New York


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.

“A beautiful, wise, practical book that will empower a next generation to shed our culture of toxic ideas of perfectionism and bodily dissatisfaction. This book, and the Body Positive movement, are part of a compassionate revolution leading people to greater dignity and empowerment.”
—Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., Founding Director, Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley
“This is a gorgeous book filled with the wondering, awe-filled voices of people who have found they can lovingly care for themselves in their diverse bodies and circumstances. Our world desperately needs to see this is possible—and Connie serves it up in a feast of triumph and celebration.”—Deb Burgard, Ph.D., FAED, Co-Founder of The Health At Every Size® Model
“Connie makes the quest for self love and acceptance deeply imaginable in a way that lifts the spirit and carries you to a place of hope and endless possibility.”—Linda Arbus, LCSW, Faculty of the Women’s Therapy Centre Institute, New York



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