If I said to you, "Tell me 5 things you DON'T like about your body", I bet that you could knock off a list in 13.5 seconds. On the other hand, if I asked you to tell me 5 things you LOVE about your body, you'd probably look at my like I was nuts. I've done this exercise in large groups a number of times, and it's always the same.
Giggles and laughter as we commiserate about our too-small boobs, cellulitey thighs and knobby knees. It's a shared experience, where we find comfort in collective self-deprecation.
But as soon as I suggest we name out loud what we LOVE about our bodies... crickets. Shoulders drop. Heads fall. Eye contact ceases.
No more camaraderie. No more connection.
As far as I can see, one of two things is happening here:
1. You're too embarrassed to say OUT LOUD what you LOVE about your body, because you don't want to sound vain, superficial or arrogant.
2. You got nothing. Your list is blank. You can't think of a damn thing that you like about your body. You feel saddened, ashamed and wished to hell I would have left you in that "happy place" of self-deprecation.
DOES THIS SEEM BROKEN TO YOU???? BECAUSE IT DOES TO ME!
I see this over and over again, and it makes me want to scream louder LOUDER LOUDER that this nonsense HAS TO STOP!
I'll be going WAY into this in my upcoming style class, but because it's been on the brain, I want to share with you how I shifted from commiserating and focusing on what I don't like, to CELEBRATING, ADORNING, EMBELLISHING AND DECORATING what I DO like!!
And because videos are my new favorite thing, I made another one special for YOU! It's 10 minutes long, but don't let that discourage you because it's MY FAVORITE VIDEO YET!!
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(Disclaimer: poor video quality due to rainy skies and poor lighting. Better next time!)
I'm serious. Go back and watch it, because it's practically like being a part of my upcoming style class - for FREE :)
In this video I provide you with my BEST YET how-to-dress-your-body-shape tip! It's super easy and will make all those apple banana pear classifications make WAY more sense.
Today is Wednesday. Doors open to my wicked special style class in TWO DAYS (but only to the gals on my special style-class email list!). Not on that list yet but totally interested in early bird pricing and freebies... then get on the list HERE. Doors open to the rest of the world on Monday.
Got something to say, please leave me a comment!! You are my people, and I LOVE seeing your names pop up!!
I expect nothing but WILD COURAGE from you in the next 24 hours. OWN IT!