Enter to win hand made Body Love Cream and a Guided Body Love Meditation via Skype
Body love is a fundamental component of self-love. To help inspire body love, I’m running a contest on my Facebook Page, http://goo.gl/ze1kE that runs through September 15.
How to Enter the Contest:
Visit the Body Love Letter webpage http://goo.gl/pP7Z3 and press the FB like button. Read the Body Love Letters and write a response on the FB Page, and/or write a Body Love Letter, and possibly have it published on the website.
Here’s one response to the Body Love Letters written on the Self-Love Facebook Page:
When reading the body love letters I realized how miraculous the body is. It is an amazing instrument that enables me to live my life to the fullest. Reading the body love letters reminded me to treat my body with love, so it can keep giving me love back.
Here are some examples of Body Love Letters:
Dear Body of Mine,
There’s a verse in a speech–turned–song calledWear Sunscreenthat readsEnjoy your body, Use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it or what other people think of it. It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.When stripped of all the material aspects in our society, we are all equal in that we are breathing, living, thriving human beings. Our bodies are our most basic and advanced foundation for our lives. So Body, thank you for being so great. I will still love you when gravity takes its toll on you and the elements wither you away. I’ll try to keep you as strong and healthy as possible, because if you are strong and healthy, I will be, too. You are the greatest instrument I will ever own.
Dear Body and Soul,
How I love thee. A few years back I could not comprehend what loving you would look like, feel like, or experience such joy within you. I hated you, tortured you, over–worked, under–fed and beat you to the ground. I did not know how to listen to you, but now I have learned how. I am the master of my ship and life. Through patience and inner work I have learned to release pain, suspend judgment, criticism, and learned to be present in you with intimate connection, health, happiness and faith. I show you love through listening, getting enough rest, by nourishing my body with proper nutrition and my soul through connection, physical, mental and spiritual activity. I see now that you are truly my best friend; a gift and priceless gift on this Earth.
My loving body I wish you joy, love, soft lotion, hot baths/showers, warm sunny days filled with vibrant rainbow kisses, love, satisfaction, soreness from healthy exercise, foods with yummy textures, smells and heartfelt and intimate connection with a loving partner.
Your body and soul are one and deserve this kindness. You are re–writing your story and as we walk hand and hand know that great things are to come. Your love is my gift.
Blessings, love and light …
My body is my temple. My many freckles are what give my skin character. I love how you can’t cover them up with coverup. They represent youth and they are what make me, me.
You already read 3 of the 9 Body Love Letters. To finish entering the contest to win hand made Body Love Cream and a Guided Body Love Meditation, visit my Body Love Letter web page by clicking here: http://goo.gl/pP7Z3 and press the FB like button. Finish reading the Body Love Letters, and once you finish go to the Self-Love FB Page and write a comment in response to reading the Body Love Letters on how reading them has impacted you, and/or write a Body Love Letter. You can write it directly on the Facebook Page. If it’s too long, you can send it to me in a Facebook message or you can email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you’ve done that, you’ll be entered in the contest to win hand made Body Love Cream and a Guided Body Love Meditation. Be sure to enter by September 15th.
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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!