That’s What She Said | 44 Awesome Ways to Cultivate Happiness, Part 1

I recently had a conversation with a group of friends that blew my mind. It started with Lady A saying, “I don’t hate my body. Yeah, there are changes I want to make, but I don’t loathe it anymore. My body is the shit. I want it to last a long time. We are beautiful. Our bodies are the shit.” We stared over the table at each other for a moment, drinks forgotten. “You know what?” I said. “I don’t hate my body anymore either. Every time I start to say negative stuff about my body, I remember everything it’s done and continues to do. Our bodies are the shit!” Lady B said, “I haven’t hated my body for a long time. Well, I would like to have a more toned stomach area but yeah, no more hate. Our bodies are temples! In fact, I love myself!” “Inside and out!” I said. That pretty much led to a toast, the bulk of which involved, “Our bodies are the shit! Our bodies are temples! We love ourselves! Inside and out!” And though we went on with our evening, that conversation stuck with me for a long time. I’ve known these women … Continue reading That’s What She Said | 44 Awesome Ways to Cultivate Happiness, Part 1