Embracing Change

Hello! Some of you, I speak to nearly every day, while others haven’t heard from me since my last post in January. For those, in the latter group, I apologize for my gap in communication with you. Please know that while I do not write my blog posts nearly as often as I once did, IContinue reading “Embracing Change”

“You’re So Tiny!”

You’re so tiny! You aren’t even showing! You’re all baby! Do you even have to wear maternity clothes yet? You don’t even look pregnant from behind! Never has my body felt so on display and such a topic of public discussion as when I announced that I am pregnant. (Oh and if you haven’t heardContinue reading ““You’re So Tiny!””

The Body Shaming Trap

I recently had a new student who appeared apprehensive, yet curious about beginning yoga for the first time.  When asked if she had any injuries or pain in her body, she replied that she did not. Soon after class begun, I recognized her body’s natural flexibility. Despite her ease in certain poses, she seemed quite discouragedContinue reading “The Body Shaming Trap”

Celebrate Freedom

As we celebrate our country’s freedom, I challenge us all to celebrate freedom from body shaming! If you live with a voice in your head that tells you that you’re fat, ugly, too short/tall, you need to lose weight, or you’re just not good enough – TODAY is an excellent day to declare your freedom! Ready forContinue reading “Celebrate Freedom”

The ‘F-Word’

I have been thinking a lot lately about the F-word (FAT!). How has it come to take on such a negative connotation that seems to be equivalent with words like lazy, sloth, and worthless? After all, fat is just a description to describe a shape. For example, when I look in my upper cupboard where I store allContinue reading “The ‘F-Word’”