Praise for embody

“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
“In spring 2015 I was encouraged by a friend to read Embody. Little did I know how much my outlook on life and myself would change from reading what I now call my “Bible.” I learned about how five simple competencies can truly have a significant impact on how we view ourselves. I was so inspired from reading the book that  I attended Connie's all day workshop in July 2015. I was personally transformed. I learned that acknowledging and embracing my critical voice was the change that was needed within me to trust my inner truth. I now know that everything I need to know is inside me.”— Angela Girard, Associate Director, Student Health Services, CSULB
Embody touches the mind and heart as it demonstrates how to gain connection to our inner wisdom. Impressively insightful, an excellent resource!”— Lela Zaphiropoulos, LCSW, ACSW, Co-Author of Eating Problems
“I absolutely love Embody! The approach is so wise, intuitive, and grounded in solid science and research. I've been an eating disorder therapist for several years now and this is one of the best books I've read on body image, eating, exercise, and self-care. I've recommended it to many clients and colleagues. Connie's writing has also positively impacted how I take care of myself and treat my own body.”— Suzanne E. Stambaugh, Ph.D., Assistant Director and Licensed Psychologist, University of South Florida St. Petersburg Wellness Center
Embody is a powerful addition to the Health at Every Size® community. It brings to life what we know from scientific evidence: people of all sizes can live active and healthy lives—and love themselves, too!”— Linda Bacon, Ph.D., Author of Health At Every Size
“I have just finished reading Embody. Wow! It was one of the best books that I have ever read on developing a healthy relationship with yourself. I particularly loved the section on self-love. After more than two decades of struggling with an eating disorder, I am in a solid place in my recovery. Embody has cemented this.”— Julie M., Embody reader
“In Embody, Connie Sobczak brings her years of experience as co-founder and director of The Body Positive alive on every page. Her work offers practical, process-oriented, and gentle support in our journey to reclaim the wisdom and truth of our own bodies.”— Ruth Gendler, Author of Notes On the Need for Beauty
“This book has totally changed my life and is helping me to recover from decades of negative self-talk and body dissatisfaction. Picking it up is like hearing a friend tell me that I'm beautiful and worthy, and it offers me tools I can use to practice telling the same thing to myself and believing it. Embody details an approach to self-care and health at which no one can fail. It offers a perspective that honors and respects ALL people and is a long-term solution to body dissatisfaction. It's realistic, comforting,'s a complete and utter relief. Connie's words are beautiful and insightful and the stories that she shares highlight how this work can impact anyone who has a body.”— Naomi Finkelstein, Embody reader
“I loved this book.  In my experience, the ability to appreciate your body is often a rate-limiting step to rejecting the diet mentality and committing to a Health at Every Size® approach.  I highly recommend this book to anyone with a body!”— Nicole GUERIN, MPH, RD