Happy (almost) New Year! If you’re like me, your blog reading is blowing up with tips and ideas on how to plan your 2013.
Most of these posts get me excited. There’s nothing I love more than the feeling of a blank slate. But for many of us (okay, most of us), a new year isn’t really a blank slate. Because, after all, we’re still us. And turning a page in a calendar doesn’t magically make our body acceptance increase tenfold.
(Trust me; if I could make that happen, I totally would!)
Getting Down To It
Here’s the thing: on the one hand, it can feel disappointing to realize we haven’t woken up the perfect versions of ourselves we were hoping for on Jan. 1.
But on the other hand — OMG — what an opportunity we have in front of us!
The new year presents us with an opportunity to get to know ourselves better, not make ourselves into something we never were anyway. And I think that this shift in thinking, from the brand-new-me mentality to mindfulness, is what makes body acceptance not only more accessible, but possible.
Virtual CurveFest: Body Lovin’ 2013 Edition
So if you’ve been feeling a nudge to really get your body acceptance ground under your feet in the new year, I hope you’ll join me for Virtual CurveFest: Body Lovin’ 2013 Edition. This free 3-hour workshop is all about coming into this moment, which is the only one where body acceptance can really exist. We’re going to be talking about ways to connect with your body and breath, how to set mindful intentions (and tips for actually remembering them when a body image crisis strikes) and (of course!) we’re gonna do some yoga together.
Imagine if you had a community of allies around the world supporting you in finding your body acceptance, just as they are finding theirs. That’s what this is. And I hope you’ll join us.