Posts tagged body positivity
SEEING BEAUTY SESSIONS EPISODE 3: Learning To Love Myself Through Illness by Shaena Ragna

In this episode I talk candidly with a long time support, friend, and amazing human Shaena Ragna. Shaena share’s her story of how she transformed her relationship with herself & her body over the years. How self-care has played such an important roll and how she’s learned how to truly care for herself after illness. She also shares her take on motherhood, beauty, and much more!

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In This Episode I Share How Seeing Beauty Sessions™ Came To Be, My Personal Journey Of How I Got To Where I Am Today, & How I’ve Turned Challenges Into My Purpose. The Story Of How I Turned Sexual Trauma Into A Way Of Helping Other Women Celebrate Themselves & Learn To Love Themselves.

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A Letter To My Body

I wrote a letter to my body, it’s been a long time coming and well deserved. I spent almost two decades hating her and putting her down. It wasn’t until I decided it was time to make myself a priority and heal from trauma that I began to heal my relationship with her. This letter was long overdue and I owed her an apology.

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The Danger in Learning To Love Myself + My Body

It's been over 5 years now since I had my spiritual awakening. When I decided it was time to make myself a priority and to start taking care of myself. I spent years working through my past trauma and learned to love myself and my body again.

It's been an incredible journey and I can say standing here today that I love the skin I'm in and most days feel pretty damn confident & sexy. What I have noticed in the past few months though is that I've allowed my "self-love" to be an excuse not to take care of my body at a deeper level. I noticed I'd tell myself "well I love and accept myself right where I'm at" so... I'm good. It's what I believe can be the dangers in the body positivity world. Yes, it's important to love and accept yourself right where you're at and it's (I believe) important to also take care of our bodies. If I allow myself to fall into old unhealthy eating habits and don't take time to move my body am I really being loving?!

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Did you have body image issues as a little girl? I know I didn't...

We aren't born with body image issues. We don't just come into this world hating ourselves and our bodies, in fact, I remember loving my body when I was little. I'd dance, swing my arms and legs in funny directions wiggling all over the place and never thought, gee my fat sure jiggles a lot! No, I celebrated myself and my body. It wasn't until I got into end of elementary into middle school that I became aware of "what others" saw as what was wrong with my body. It all starts with...

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Want a hot beach body for summer?! Summer is the time when we loose the clothes, show more skin, and show off our summer bodies. Often times come winter/spring we dive into the gym and get to work on our bodies. We kill ourselves in the gym and diet like mad and that's all good but I've got a super quick and simple solution to get that hot summer body!

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