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Bodies Are Cool

Bodies Are Cool

As we teach our kids to be grateful for their bodies, we shift the focus from body image to body appreciation. Celebration of ALL Bodies Last summer Tyler Feder's inclusive book ALL BODIES ARE COOL hit the market. It was an instant success. Touching the hearts of...

I Am Thankful I Can Smell

I Am Thankful I Can Smell

In order to smell, we've gotta have a nose. This statement is way too on the nose... but a good reminder. Instead of focusing on the way our nose looks, let's shift our focus, and celebrate how much richer our lives are because we have a nose that allows us to smell....

I LIKE ME!

I LIKE ME!

“I have a best friend. That best friend is me! I do fun things with me. I draw beautiful pictures. I ride fast! And I read good books with me!” I LIKE ME! by Nancy Carlson Written over 30 years ago, I LIKE ME! by Nancy Carlson continues to help children build strong...

The Power of Affirmations

The Power of Affirmations

The biggest bully in my life is me. I say things to myself I would never dream of saying to others. Does this sound familiar? It is hard to have good self-worth when focusing on your negative aspects or actions. But how do you stop the mean thoughts? This is where...

I Am Thankful for My Knees

I Am Thankful for My Knees

I have not always been thankful for my knees. I felt they held me back from being a better runner in high school. When our cross country team would get into the heart of the season and run two-a-day practices or have very taxing workouts, my knees would give me...

I Am Thankful for My Toes

I Am Thankful for My Toes

In a society obsessed with how our bodies look, sometimes it is easy to forget that our bodies are incredible. They enable us to do many fun and important things. As we teach our kids to be grateful for their bodies and to love themselves, we shift the focus from body...

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Why this matters to me.

In 2020 my 9-yr-old daughter started showing signs of an eating disorder. Seven months later she was admitted to the ER.

During her treatment and recovery time she had a sweet nutritionist who always said she didn’t need to love the way her body looked, only appreciate it enough to nourish it.

Our bodies are incredible, but we spend much more time worrying about what we look like than focusing on what a blessing our bodies are to us. I am super guilty of this. I am trying to change.

Do you want to change with me? Do you want to help your kids appreciate their bodies and build self-esteem from the inside out? 

Follow along!