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The Gift of Your Body

Love Your Body

I started using the Peloton app this year after we invested in a bike. The workouts are great — variety, challenging, not just spin! — but that’s not why I keep coming back to the app. One particular instructor, Jess Sims, has helped me change my perspective about my body … and yours, even if that sounds strange. Sims’s catchphrase is “You Get To” — you have the privilege of working out that day. You have the privilege of time with your body. No matter what you look like, no matter your ability or what you think you’re capable of, you get to. No one else has the gift of your body, just you. That way of thinking goes beyond exercise and fits into every aspect of life.


5 Steps to Becoming More Body-Inclusive

We live in a society that emphasizes body image — and holds up an ideal body image in the media and entertainment. So how do we hold on to the truth that every body is beautiful?

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Take into consideration these five steps for how to recognize and appreciate body diversity.
Listen to these self-love songs that help you recognize your self-image and worth.

You are Wonderfully Made | #GrottoMusic

“Some days you feel on top of the world — others, you can’t see past your flaws. To give you a reminder of your worth, we’ve curated a playlist of songs that explore all of these themes. These artists share the ups and downs of our self-image and self-confidence.”

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Breaking the Mold as a Yoga Instructor

For yoga instructor Kay Woods, yoga presents an opportunity for representation and connection within his community. He works to spread the message that yoga is for everyone and that it offers a unique and healing experience.

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Read to learn about how to improve your mind-body connection.

3 Ways Your Mind Can Help With Body Positivity

“Have you ever answered the question, ‘What do you think about yourself’ in an unfiltered way? It can be scary to tackle, but thinking on this and even writing down answers can help you realize where you stand.”

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Your Body is Not Your Enemy

Our body is not our enemy. It’s our vessel for this life — our home, even. But we get so caught up in how it’s supposed to look, feel, and perform, that we forget that very important truth. So what can we do to accept ourselves as we are?

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Learn about how to practice radical self-acceptance to change the way you view your body.
Read this reflective narrative about how important it is to trust your body.

My Body Knew My Limits — Even When I Didn’t

As an American living in London, Jessica was thrilled when her mom shared she was coming to visit. She made big plans to make the trip special — only to end up having to cut them short due to health issues. Here’s how she learned the importance of listening to her body in the process.

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How to Avoid Comparison on Your Fitness Journey

“Chances are, when comparing yourself to others, you envision the subject of your comparison doing things perfectly. In reality, everyone is struggling with something.”

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Read to learn how to stop comparing yourself to others while on your fitness journey.
Read these biblical affirmations when you are feeling down and help build your confidence.

5 Daily Affirmations to Remind You of Your Worth

“As I continued therapy and dove deeper into the self-love community online, I realized that it’s not narcissistic to have positive self-esteem and take pride in who you are.”

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Ice Cream Minivan

What does it look like to meet despair with joy? For Sadie, it looks like an ice cream minivan. As a missionary for A Simple House, she goes out and connects with people who are poor or homeless. She offers friendship — and on hot summer days, ice cream too.

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Read this reflective narrative about loving your body and taking care of your mental health.

How Modeling Took a Toll on My Mental Health

When Makaela started modeling at twelve, she was hopeful for her career ahead. She knew it wouldn’t be easy, but it was her dream. As she saw her mental health decline, however, she realized some dreams are not worth the cost. Here’s what she learned from four years in the industry.

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How Pregnancy Helped Me Trust My Body Again

Living with endometriosis, Megan struggled with feeling betrayed by her body and lost trust in it. When she got pregnant, however, she was forced to confront her relationship with her body — and began the journey towards healing it.

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Read this reflective narrative about accepting your body.
Download these free biblical backgrounds to help brighten your day or someone else's day.

Free Download: 5 Daily Affirmations to Remind You of Your Worth

We are worthy of love. We all know this — on some level. But do we practice it?

If you want to remind yourself of your worth, add one of these backgrounds to your phone.

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