Body Image: These Feet

It is said that a man’s foot size is proportional to the size of his penis. Not sure what that means for women, nor if the former is really true… So with that you probably realize, my feet are of not a regular size. I have one large foot and one slightly still large, yetContinue reading “Body Image: These Feet”

Body Image: Getting Something off my Chest

This is part of an ever expanding series on body image and mirror work. Had planned to save the breast for last…(sorry, really couldn’t quite hold back) So alas I find myself being drawn to post the part of my body I have loved the most. They are my breast assets, in my humble opinionContinue reading “Body Image: Getting Something off my Chest”

Mirror Work with a Twist (TMI Alert)

So last week I embarked on the journey of mirror work. Something I have hated in the past because I prefer perfection and am a romantic idealist. Seeing myself in the mirror means my eyes immediately pin point all of my flaws. Things most others probably do not see. And yes, I see irony inContinue reading “Mirror Work with a Twist (TMI Alert)”

These shoulders, arms and back

These shoulders, arms and back hurt and droop sometimes  from the weight of the world. i so often feel the suffering of others, sometimes as if it were my own. with tools, i have learned to remove these burdens,  for me and those I inherited  from you. ~~ my shoulders no longer hang forward inContinue reading “These shoulders, arms and back”

These Thighs: A Metamorphosis

These thighs of mine Are thunderous, they boom when I walk or run (or that has been always my perception). Changing my focus, I begin to see these thighs, and myself differently. These thighs lift and carry my body, often gracefully. They take me to great heights, physically and etherically. They wrap around my lover’sContinue reading “These Thighs: A Metamorphosis”

Disentangling Body Shame

In being told that I am beautiful, my mind immediately begins to revolt. I then beg off the compliment and internally refute it. Recently I was told I was beautiful by a man I consider to be incredibly attractive. Unable to ignore it anymore, I decided it was high time to look more deeply. In justContinue reading “Disentangling Body Shame”

Mirror Work Day 1: Loving the Skin I’m in

I have both been dreading and looking forward to this. Mirror work in the past was painful at best. I hesitated rising this morning up out of my warm, comfy, soft bed. While lying there, I thought up in my head things I would say to myself. A bit scared of what was to come.Continue reading “Mirror Work Day 1: Loving the Skin I’m in”

Loving the Woman in the Mirror

It is suddenly apparent to me that it is easier for me to love myself on the inside than the outside. Is this irony? I can much more easily give love and heartfelt gratitude to the parts of me that lurk in the shadows, than to love the reflection I see of myself in the light ofContinue reading “Loving the Woman in the Mirror”

A Tall Velma, Not a Daphne

Much time and energy Spent fighting the truth Of my body. Even at peak physical Conditioning, My body reflects the inner geeky, girl-next-door, Nerdy, Yet curvy Body of a Tall Velma. Reaching, wishing, Even lightening my Locks to red, hopeful, Desiring to be even A small reflection of Daphne’s beauty. My sexuality hidden beneath TheContinue reading “A Tall Velma, Not a Daphne”

Shame about Sexuality

Shame. It fills the crags, crevices Each nook and cranny in my mind. (No wonder I seek for love and Attention to fill it.) Shame is Buried deep below the floor, The things I didn’t want to Think or feel anymore. His hands on my oh so young body, His grandson on top of me.Continue reading “Shame about Sexuality”

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