I’ve been thinking a lot about something Laurie Wagner said in episode 18 of Your Permission Prescription.
She talked about letting your belly hang over your jeans.
That was never something I felt safe doing. Growing up, my body was scrutinized. Then, in my marriage, my body was scrutinized.
Having a thin, toned body was the be-all, end-all… until it wasn’t.
People often say of a woman, “She’s let herself go.” But that’s not accurate. We don’t let ourselves go — we let go.
In this solo episode, I reflect on letting go and loving my body as it is.
Listen to Your Permission Prescription: Episode 23 to learn how to give yourself permission to accept your body.
What We Discuss & Highlights From Episode 22:
- Years ago, a woman asked if she could take a picture of my arms to put on her vision board. I don’t think that’s happening again — and I share why it doesn’t bother me!
- I share about an eye-opening trip and unexpected side gig in my twenties that laid the foundation for body acceptance.
- There’s a profound freedom that comes from no longer allowing your body to be an object of scrutiny, for yourself or anyone else.
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