Letter to my body

An open letter encouraging self love, auto compassion and body love

Dear body,

You and I have been in a relationship for more than 35 years. I’ve seen you transforming and evolving through different experiences. All in all, we managed to coexist through our ups and downs.

Our relationship has been pretty complicated. Sometimes we don’t like each other at all. Other times, we engage in mutual love and compassion. Our collaboration is continuous…and flourishing. Continue reading

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Self-love testimonial

Self introspection, self portrait of a novice, expressing myself through drawing

I gave up being afraid to be vulnerable. I no longer hide behind my feelings and emotions. Instead I chose to live here and now and accept whatever comes at me.

My process of acceptance has been quite lengthy and continues through fastidious introspection and daily efforts. The epiphany came about when I experienced an intense desire to express my journey through words, images, shapes and light. Continue reading

Being “well enough” instead of perfect

Standards of perfection were imposed me from an early age. They manifested through unconscious comparison to others’ performances, my ardent need to live up to (sometimes unattainable) success standards dictated by my parents, family, culture. For the most part I was dissatisfied: not well enough…, only if I had more of that…, only if I looked a certain way…

In the lines below, I discuss how I cope with this feeling and how it shaped the person I am today.

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