[AMY SAYS] EP#438 – Supporting Your Body Love Journey (and What to Say to Others Who Don’t)

Apr 10, 2022

In the nearly fifteen years I’ve been working in the personal development space, I have to say that one of the most recurring challenges I see women face is reckoning with changes in their bodies and what that means for their sense of self-worth. Unless you were magically able to escape the messages we are inundated with in our patriarchal society, it’s likely that you’ve had to navigate the constant, relentless, and radically unforgiving demand placed on our bodies to be perfect. 

And, Honey, I am certainly not exempt. In recent years, I’ve personally delved into learning more about how our notions of beauty have come to pass, how “Big Diet” ensures we all hate our bodies, and the truth about fatness and health. I am certainly no expert, but it has become abundantly clear that there are billion dollar industries profiting off our insecurities. And, many of them invent new insecurities for us. How generous.

In this episode, I look at some things you can actually DO, both internally and externally, to start cultivating a more loving relationship with your body. I also share some scripts of specific phrases you can say when you find yourself dealing with your bestie yammering about their new diet or if your aunt keeps making comments about your body at the family dinner. If you’ve struggled to know what action you can take to feel more comfortable in your skin, you’ll definitely want a listen. Grab a pen and paper because this one is loaded with tangible action steps and resources.

This pod explores:

  • Analyzing what you are consuming on a daily basis and how that influences how you feel about your body (Like, what ads you do constantly see on social media?)
  • How commenting on people’s bodies (even if you don’t know them or don’t really like them) can be a huge step backward for your body love journey
  • Some of my favorite activities to generate a more loving relationship with your body
  • A handful of scripts to shutdown inappropriate or offensive comments about your body, other people’s bodies, or diet culture altogether

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I'm a sassy-ass life coach and hypnotherapist who specializes in all things self-worth and confidence. I help aspiring badasses (hint: that's YOU!) speak up for themselves without being assholes. As in... telling your mom to stop butting into your relationship. You feel me, no?

It's time to let go of all that people-pleasing and cultivate some serious "enoughness". You're home, love. You're home.

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