Body Peace – Groundbreaking Course – Get 25% OFF

Many years ago I met Sarah Harry, one of Australia’s leading specialists in Body Image and Disordered Eating. In my years of work in the plus-size Industry I have honestly never met anyone more authentic or effective at walking the walk when it comes to positive body image and how we feel about ourselves.  I have valued the opportunities I’ve had to work with, refer to and receive guidance from Sarah over the years.  I’ve especially enjoyed my Fat Yoga Classes and was so thrilled to see how Sarah managed to spread the word and influence women around the world to practise yoga.

Now Sarah has found yet another unique way to influence, add value to, and guide us to body acceptance and peace.  Today marks the launch of her “Body Peace – Find Comfort and Ease in Your Body” which is a ground-breaking 8 week course which offers both yoga and therapy to bring you ease and comfort in your body, working across all mediums (video, workbooks, online support) to revolutionise the way you think about your body.

Sarah believes you can’t heal the relationship with your body without doing some work to feel more comfortable in your body (your one and only home), so she has added the yoga component to help you find an embodied sense of peace in your body.  The course is the first of its’ kind to blend psychology with yoga to help you heal and blends a healthy sense of humour and fun from Sarah with the latest research and her 15 years of clinical practice working with people with body image issues.

I highly recommend this course and am pleased to pass on a special offer from Sarah to receive 25% OFF for the next 48 hours!

25% Off Body Peace

 

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Love your shape!

Janine x

Our legacy is not our appearance…

On the 29th January, 2015 a famous Australian author died – her name was Colleen McCullough. On that same day, I opened The Australian online to read the following opening lines to her obituary…

COLLEEN McCullough, Australia’s best selling author, was a charmer. Plain of feature, and certainly overweight, she was, nevertheless, a woman of wit and warmth. In one interview, she said: “I’ve never been into clothes or figure and the interesting thing is I never had any trouble attracting men.”

I’m sorry – what??? pardon???…”she was, nevertheless, a woman of wit and warmth” – insinuating that despite her size and her being “plain”, she still had some redeeming features. This Journalist would have us believe that we should be grateful that Colleen  was a “woman of wit and warmth” or we might never have known who she was.  Seriously, since when do we describe someone’s physical appearance as the opening lines of an obituary?

Infact I’ve searched high and low and I can’t find an obituary that passed comment on appearance at all! I am just absolutely gobsmacked that this journalist even managed to get this obituary past the editor! This is a disgrace.

When are we going to get over our prejudices and focus on what was achieved, and the legacy we left, this should be the focus, NEVER appearance.  How is this relevant to her life, her ability to write, be loved by her husband, sell books or become so successful?

Reading this article made my blood boil, but then I googled and found that I wasn’t the only one! This article on the topic published by The Age covers how I was feeling!

A couple of weeks later I’m still shaking my head. I’m more determined than ever to keep role modelling that it’s not how you look, it’s what you do, how you do it, how you behave, how you treat others, and how much you love that are important in this life. It’s also how you chose to love your shape! NOT how everyone else (or in this instance one sad journalist) thinks you should.

colleen mcculloughI salute Colleen for her amazing life and the joy she bought others, may she rest in peace.

Love your shape!

Janine x