When the anger is REAL...and necessary.

I often get asked the question:

"How do I begin to see my body differently? I'm used to thinking of skinny as pretty and thin and better. I get that I need to change that but I don't know HOW to change. Where do I start?".

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It's a complicated process of being re-educated on the origin of current beauty and body ideals, exposure to a variety of bodies, cognitive behaviour therapy, untangling weight & health, media literacy, compassion, shadow work...it's a lot. There's no easy way out of this {sorry!}.

The good news is that, typically, early on in the process women GET MAD. And when I feel a woman beginning to get ANGRY - I know change is a comin'.

Sometimes women feel resentful about having to do this healing work - The time! The money! The effort!
Sometimes they feel pissed off about the stories they've been sold, the lost time spent hating themselves for no good reason, and the negative effects on their health and relationship with food & body.
Sometimes the anger shows up as frustration at not working through this faster or "getting it right".

It shows up in a variety of ways.....
and often, women feel BAD about feeling SO MAD.

They apologize, brush it aside, mention the anger as an after thought....but the anger should not be brushed aside.

Anger {in this scenario, and when directed in the right places and NOT back at our bodies - because we've been thoroughly conditioned to ALWAYS blame our bodies for bad feelings} - the anger women feel, the anger you might feel is FUEL.

SOLID GOLD, PREMIUM, TOO EXPENSIVE AT THE PUMP BUT FREE WHEN IT'S COURSING THROUGH YOUR VEINS, GOLDEN FUEL.

When you begin to see the injustice of beauty standards and the current health & wellness story YOU WILL FEEL MAD and the mad will move you.

It will motivate you to do this work (and share this work!) and will keep you moving through the long and winding process of extricating yourself from a faulty system.

You need the mad and you needn't feel one bit bad about it.

XO
Jill

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