Some time ago I posted a text about self image and body positivity to my story and it shocked me how many messages I received in response to that. After struggling with accepting myself, being incredibly self conscious and harming my body in numerous ways for years it really hit me how many of you are having trouble with feeling home in their own skin. Being bombarded with mixed messages and ultra edited images about how we should look like, what's beautiful / sexy and what should be altered or hidden it's only natural to start doubting the way we look and struggle to become friends with what we see in the mirror. But truth is: the beauty-, food- and fitness industries are making money off our insecurities! While I do think it's important to eat right and exercise in a healthy way I learned myself how powerful our thoughts are. Negative beliefs not only destroy our self confidence but actually manifest inside our bodies and literally make us sick! 🚨 While there might be some lucky ones out there who just feel pretty and confident 24/7, for me it's a conscious choice I have to make over and over again. A choice to feel love for my body, to accept it unconditionally with breakouts and cellulite and to see the masterpiece of nature it actually is. It allows me to experience life with all the senses, I can jump, dance, run, feel, touch and even learn to balance my entire weight on my hands. When you look from that perspective it's absolutely insane to think of certain parts of the human body as a flaw?! And how weird it would be if we all looked the same?! I personally got to a point where I felt completely disconnected from myself and didn't feel feminine / sensual at all - so I know how devastating it can be... Nourishing our cells with living foods can definitely be a first portal of self acceptance and my yoga and meditation practice have been so indescribable healing for me - but we really gotta do the inner work. It can be so powerful to look at ourselves from a mother's perspective. What would you tell your child expressing those thoughts? Be kind to yourself ♥️ I love you 💋 .
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