Love you; Love your body

In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, I wanted to share some of my favorite self-compassionate, body positive quotes with my readers:

"You are imperfect, permanently, and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful." -Amy Bloom

"I am imperfect, yet my imperfections like any great work of art are what make me a masterpiece."  -Kelsey Silver

"Loving yourself is the greatest revolution." 

"Be your own kind of beautiful." -Marilyn Monroe

"Happiness is not size specific" -Anna Guest-Jelley

"Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like; I promise." -Emma Watson

Messages about how we should look are all around. It is up to us to filter out the negative and focus on the positive, but this can be a lot harder than it seems. Do not be afraid to reach out for support if you are struggling with negative body image and/or disordered eating. Reaching out when you need help demonstrates strength, not weakness. For a free, confidential screening for eating disorders go to http://nedawareness.org/screening. Recovery from disordered eating and mental/emotional wellbeing around body image is possible!

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