Body Positivity: “Body diversity and embracing all body types, shapes, sizes, colours and revelling in the beauty of the human form,” -Body Image Movement.
Way too many women (and a growing number of men) live their lives through comparison. Comparison to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show models; to the latest TV, movie, and media stars; to their best friends; to the fellow gym-goers; to everyone and anyone…except for themselves.
Start putting yourself first, start showing the body you were given compassion instead of ridicule, start embracing the shape and form your courageous ancestors handed down to you, because it makes you who you are. Don’t mind your age, it is never too early or too late to start loving yourself. If you are struggling with body shame and find yourself yo-yo dieting, or constantly worried about weight gain (see the Disordered Eating & Chronic Dieting Page for more information on this)– let’s dive in and break the cycle. Perhaps you find yourself getting stuck in the viscious cycle of feeling then eating, then feeling and eating more, let’s work together to break those patterns once and for all.
We cannot wait to help you on your journey as we: unravel diet culture, work through shame, discuss what vulnerability means to you, name fat-phobia, discover your lineage, practice the daily self-love exercises we will teach you, learn where your self-hatred comes from, and of course, to reach a point of inner growth, love, and true acceptance.
“You is smart, you is kind, YOU is important.” – The Help
Perfection: pərˈfekSH(ə)n // noun // condition, state, or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws or defects
Do you ever find yourself or your child feeling extremely anxious when things don’t go as planned or a personal performance was not as flawless as imagined? Do you find yourself or your child crying or feeling incredibly down inside at injustices- things that happen that don’t seem fair or logical to you or your child? Many of our clients struggle not only with comparison as described above, but also the overwhelming pressure to be perfect. Perfect in school, perfect in extra-curricular activities, perfect at their jobs, perfect at any and every task they set out to complete. What a tremendous amount of pressure! We were not made to be perfect, we were not made to be close to perfect, for we are not robots and were made to have unique characteristics, unique faults, that make us who we are.
We are here to help you pop the perfection bubble, to get out of your head and into your body. We might practice making mistakes in session and we most definitely will dive into where, when, and how the need to be perfect evolved. For many of us we are born with a predisposition to consistently strive for the best throughout the many facets of life; this predisposition leads us down a road of constant disappointment. Much of life is about the expectations we set for ourselves and the reality of the events that take place thereafter. If our bar is set at perfect- as high as it can be- we are inevitably going to be let down time and time again. We are here to help you or your child learn how to bring that bar down and honor your imperfections. We are here to hopefully help you or your child realize that those imperfections make you who you are and might we add, life begins to feel a whole lot better when we can accept that.
“There is no real beauty without some slight imperfection” – James Salter