Writing Love Letters To Our Bodies

By now, if you’ve been following along, you all know I love journaling. Today, I have a bit of a writing prompt for you; I want you to write a letter to your body. It can be a love letter, an apology, or it can be a gratitude letter. Just remember to be kind to yourself!

Below is mine:

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Dear body, You are my sacred place. You are my temple. I vow to continually work towards better understanding your innate wisdom for healing yourself. I will try to better listen to your asking for nourishment and fuel, your requests for gentle or strenuous movement, your pleas for rest, recovery, and quiet time for meditation, your requests to stretch gently or sleep a bit longer. I will work towards leaving my ego and societal ideas about what health should look like at the door and more carefully listening to your deep and boundless knowledge. Thank you for staying quietly at my side and continuing to give me gentle nudges towards your wisdom, no matter how much I ignore you or push in the opposite direction of what you truly need because of my ideas on how things should be and how you should work for me. Thank you for carrying me through the rough times of disordered eating, of too much stress & no stress management, of frenetic anxiety, of deep depression, but also, thank you for carrying me through the most beautiful and magical moments of my life with grace and ease. Thank you for all you do, body. I love you. Love, A human still very much trying to learn to leave what society and diet-culture have taught me about health at the door <3 #EPBfit

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Dear body,

You are my sacred place. You are my temple. 
I vow to continually work towards better understanding your innate wisdom for healing yourself. 
I will try to better listen to your asking for nourishment and fuel, your requests for gentle or strenuous movement, your pleas for rest, recovery, and quiet time for meditation, your requests to stretch gently or sleep a bit longer. 
I will work towards leaving my ego and societal ideas about what health should look like at the door and more carefully listening to your deep and boundless knowledge. 
Thank you for staying quietly at my side and continuing to give me gentle nudges towards your wisdom, no matter how much I ignore you or push in the opposite direction of what you truly need because of my ideas on how things should be and how you should work for me. 
Thank you for carrying me through the rough times of disordered eating, of too much stress & no stress management, of frenetic anxiety, of deep depression, but also, thank you for carrying me through the most beautiful and magical moments of my life with grace and ease. 
Thank you for all you do, body. I love you. 

Love, 
A human still very much trying to learn to leave what society and diet-culture have taught me about health at the door <3 

Let me know if you need help getting started on writing yours or reframing certain thoughts to be more body-positive as you go!

-EPB

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