Saying "I Do" to Your Body

In a previous blog post, I likened my relationship to my body to a marriage. I imagine some of you may be thinking “How can you have a relationship with your body? That is just weird.” Well, yes, it is kind of weird. Weird and amazing. Just like a (healthy) relationship with another human being, our bodies have the capacity to offer us companionship, mutual affection (peanut gallery—shh!), comfort, understanding, education, acceptance, kindness, forgiveness, and support. But, just like a relationship with another human being can become splintered if not nourished and supported, our relationship to our bodies can become toxic and mutually destructive if we do not properly nourish, support, an

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