‘Twas the spring of 2011 when I embarked on a day-long trip to NYC to participate in the bodyheart program. I took the Acela in, met up with a friend from Kripalu, met up with a Gabby Bernstein fan from Twitter (that’s crazy!) and managed to squeeze in a trip to Babycakes bakery before heading back home to Boston that night.

Here’s why I love bodyheart: There are many, many women I love dearly…family members, friends, cousins, neighbors, teachers (and so on) that I’ve watched struggle with eating disorders and negative body perceptions. In this supermodel, air-brushed culture, we all have a reason not to measure up.

I myself feel like I had a very unique experience with weight because I’m so naturally thin (it’s a vata thing). While I watched other women complain about this extra weight, or that pudge, or bikini season I had (on some levels) a free pass. But let me tell you, watching women you care about deny their inherent beauty and worth is NOT FUN.

I am honored to have been selected as a Feature Friday – and you can view the additional pictures and learn about MY personal struggles with body image HERE.


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*Please note that bodyheart owns these photos, and I am sharing this photo from their site. Thanks!