Articles for March 2011

Value you

Over the years I have developed a picture of what a human being living humanely is like. She is a person who understands, values and develops her body, finding it beautiful and useful; a person who is real and is willing to take risks, to be creative, to manifest competence, to change when the situation calls for it, and to find ways to accommodate to what is new and different, keeping that part of the old that is still useful and discarding what is not.” Virginia Satir

Do you value your body? Do you sense a connection with your self? Are you aware of what your body can do for you? Do you treat it kindly? Or are you always waiting for it to be a certain shape or size before you accept it fully?

I have wasted so many years wishing my body was different – better, thinner, taller, stronger, younger… I am thankful that running and CrossFit and eating well have helped me appreciate the body that I have. I am grateful to have the capacity to appreciate my body for what it is. It’s a gift. A gift that houses the rest of me. It’s also ok for me to accept, value and be kind to the rest of me as well.

I’m currently working on a dream, a hope, a plan, a desire, a goal. That dream includes finding just the right way to help others learn to accept, value and be kind to their own body as an expression of gratitude for the gift of life.

This dream requires risk, creativity and a willingness to make changes when necessary. That sounds like a night at the box. Cool! Who knew that while I was training my body to increase its capacity I was also in training for living a dream? I consider that added value for sure!

Peace, Love and Living the Dream,

Jeanye