Body Love

Self–Love: Day 19

Today was about body love in so many ways.

Early in the morning, I took my shower and focused on gratitude for my body as I soaped up. I could actually feel the chi as I did come Chi Gung movements under the warm water spray.

I used my body cream, focusing on bringing in love.

I went to the chiropractor to get my adjustment, although I didn’t want to stop writing my book proposal, I did want to be a good advocate of my body and its health.

I went to my office early so I could assemble my new balance ball before my first client. By sitting on this ball within a chair frame, I’m engaging in my core, and sitting aligned. My career as a psychotherapist has had me sitting in a chair for a good part of each day for oever 20 years. I’ve recently discovered that I’ve been sitting “wrong” all these decades.

Today I sat in my balance ball chair for a good portion of each session. I’m hopeful this well help my back and leg.

At the end of my day, I got a massage!

My body likes to be loved. What a wonderful alternative to the years of criticism I put it through. Today there’s no looking back. I look forward to my Chi Gung class tomorrow before work. 

P.S. Another mystical moon night!



Michelle Minero is a licensed marriage family therapist who specializes in eating disorder recovery. She created an intensive outpatient eating disorder program in 2000, brought ANAD (Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc.) to Petaluma shortly after and founded EDRS (Eating Disorder Recovery Support, Inc.), a Marin and Sonoma County based 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2005. In 2011, Michelle co-founded the Love Warrior Community with her daughter, Emelina, an online community that helps people cultivate self-love, self-acceptance and body acceptance through creative expression. Michelle is finishing her book, Self-Love: The Only Diet That Works, and her dream is to see a world filled with people who love themselves and their bodies. Connect with Michelle on Facebook and Twitter and help spread the Self-Love Movement!

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