Great article, Cassandra.
I have changed my life by being more accepting of myself in every way.....how I look, how I feel, what I have to offer to the people I love and to the world around me.
As far as my body image, I have accepted that I am not perfect but attractive. I am mindful of what I eat, but I do treat myself to things I like so that I do not feel deprived. When I can I walk and do other exercise. I am certainly not committed to a particular routine, but it suits me just fine.
I like to interact with nature, whether it be walking outdoors, spending time on the beach, gardening, or just sitting on the deck swing enjoying the sounds of the birds. Being out in nature helps me find peace within myself, and I feel good when my brain has aired out, so to speak. I think having that quiet time to be a part of the larger earth around me helps me keep balance in all areas of my life.
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