I Opened My Heart

I opened my heart To me, and in doing so I opened my heart To you. ~Shelly Johnson

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Ten Things I Would Tell My Young Self About Bodies, Shame, and Love if I Could Travel Back in Time

One of my main goals in life is to help girls, young women (and all women) feel peaceful in their bodies. Young girls and women struggle with body-anxiety and body-shame, and I believe this crushes our joy and dims our power. (You can read more about this here.)  So, I believe it is really important … Continue reading Ten Things I Would Tell My Young Self About Bodies, Shame, and Love if I Could Travel Back in Time

Body-Anxiety and Body-Shame: The Epidemic and the Escape

I believe that Body Peace is the birthright of every single girl and woman in the world.[1] I also believe that most girls and women are being robbed of this birthright every single day of their lives. Body Peace Body Peace is the confidence and strength we possess when we trust our body’s natural wisdom … Continue reading Body-Anxiety and Body-Shame: The Epidemic and the Escape

Compassion: How to Heal Suffering

Compassion: It is one of the most important, underrated, and meaningful gifts we can give to ourselves and to others. Compassion and Suffering Let me define compassion. Compassion comes from the Latin words cum (with) and patior (to suffer). This etymology suggests that compassion means “to suffer with” or to be “with suffering”. When we … Continue reading Compassion: How to Heal Suffering