I’ve been going back and forth as to whether I should post this article or not.
I have had so much resistance to even writing it.
The female body is so beautiful.
We come in all these different shapes and sizes.
Curvy, long and lean, voluptuous, thin, hourglass, soft, ripped, jacked…
I love the female body.
So beautifully strong, and able.
I am in such appreciation of every other woman, yet I’ve judged myself pretty harshly in the past, and presently to be honest.
I’m every bit a woman as the next, yet I have spent years beating myself up and comparing myself to other people.
Not feeling good enough, not feeling confident in my own skin.
There are so many things that I’ve wished my body could be.
Most commonly the wish was for it to be smaller.
I’ve wished for a perky little bum, and thighs that don’t touch.
A lean flat stomach with abs, big boobs..
I️’ve looked in horror at the scars on the backs of my thighs and wished they would just fade away.
I know I’m not the only one.
I’ve had these conversations with so many women.
I know men have these insecurities as well.
Some of my closest male friends have wished they were taller, more muscular bigger, smaller..
It’s like this little voice in the back of the mind talking shit CONSTANTLY.
And it’s so repetitive that it can feel very true.
The ways I’ve punished myself for “Not being good enough is craziness.
Compliments from others won’t matter if the inner dialogue isn’t one of love and respect for yourself.
I remember my mom told me that her 30s were her best years.
So far I will agree with that, in the way that I’m healing and showing up for myself.
Judgements and thoughts still cross my mind, the differences is I’m more aware of them.
Within silence I have been slowly changing the way I speak to my body.
So today I’ll choose to honour myself, I’ll stand in awe of this strong healthy body that’s taken me this far.
Hi my name’s Melissa Adams💚
I’m a Reiki Practitioner at LunaHolistic here in Calgary!
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