Create a Better Life: Healing Your Relationship with Your Body


Healing your relationship with food | Creating a better life through lovingkindnessToday’s guest post is from Self-Love Body Coach, Mara Glatzel, who will be hosting a workshop at Green Mountain from Sept. 9-15 called “Stop Waiting, Stop Hating and Start Living” on creating the life you were meant to lead.

When I first realized the enormous gap between the life that I was living and the life that I wanted, it took everything to not run back into bed and pull the covers over my head.

The mere thought that I could create a better life than I had been permitting myself filled me with the weight of responsibility.

  • How was I supposed to know what kind of life I wanted, when I had never allowed myself anything before?
  • How was I supposed to function, on a daily basis, as someone who was responsible for her own happiness?
  • How could I believe that my lived experience in the world could be whatever I wanted it to be?

What did I want it to be?

Writing as a tool for reconnecting with your body and healing your relationship with your body is the best way that I discovered to allow myself clarity around the life that I was looking for, a life outside of the dread of living in a body that I hated and a life that I had put on pause until I lost weight.

With every word I wrote, and with every word I shared, I freed myself just a little bit from the shame and hurt that I had been carrying around with me.

When I wrote, I gathered the courage to begin saying the words that had been welled up in my throat for as long as I could remember, because of the safety of the baby step inherent in putting pen to a page.

You are worth so much for than what you’ve been giving yourself credit for.

The next three days, try out some of these prompts utilizing a free-writing or stream of consciousness technique. Don’t edit yourself. Allow your imagination to wander, and your heart to open.

Beautiful things happen when we provide ourselves the luxury of space to breath and dream. Permit yourself this space in your daily life, by taking the time to reconnect with yourself – what do you need, right now, to be your best self? How might you be better able to treat yourself with kindness?

Use these prompts as a starting off point, but make checking in a daily process.

Body Loving Prompts:

  1. My body is carrying…
  2. My body remembers…
  3. In love I need…

 Do you write or journal? How has it helped you?

Mara Glatzel is a self-love coach + clinical social worker, and she works with women who are ready to create the lives they want — and deserve. She’s also a writer and her blog — Medicinal Marzipan — has inspired thousands of women to heal their relationships with their bodies, and treat themselves with relentless compassion. Catch up with her on facebook, twitter, or join her body-loving mailing list for bi-monthly secret swapping and insider news.

One response to “Create a Better Life: Healing Your Relationship with Your Body”

  1. Deborah says:

    Oh god… I have NO IDEA what or who I want to be. Need to allocate some time to this over the next few days. Thanks Mara!

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