I got published in Elephant Journal! (Again!)
Thanks Ele! I'm very grateful for these opportunities.
Elephant Journal is an independent online journal dedicated to the mindful life. In their own words: "The mindful life is about yoga, organics, sustainability, conscious consumerism, enlightened education, the contemplative arts, adventure, bicycling, family…everything."
Here's an excerpt from my latest article titled How To Not Have a Weight Problem:
The key to not having a weight problem is not having a food problem.
The key to not having a food problem is not having a body image problem. So ultimately the real question is: How not to have a body image problem? And the answer is not (I repeat, NOT) having the perfect body, because that doesn’t exist. There isn’t one perfect body; there isn’t even my perfect body. There is just my body, and in so being my body, it is perfect.
We’ve got to love ourselves.
We need to not beat ourselves up every time we eat a “bad food” or forgo a workout.
Please don’t be someone who always wants to lose 10 pounds. I know those people. I’ve been that person. I didn’t feel extremely unhealthy or overweight, but any day that I felt extra slim was a good day and any day that I felt larger than normal was a bad day.
I always pictured myself thinner (and therefore magically happier) in the future. In the words of Bob Newhart, I needed to “STOP IT.”
Feel free to leave any thoughts and comments about this article on this post or at the bottom of the piece on Elephant Journal.