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Breathe Your Way Back Into You

Of course, there is more to come, but for today at least, I’m eating in a way that truly honors my physical body. I am using food for fuel, in a way that makes me feel healthy and abundant and happy. And as the pounds are falling off, I can’t help but be consumed by gratitude that my body tolerated all that I’ve put it through. I’ve vowed to treat it, to treat myself, with love and respect.

In the end, that’s what it took. I had to love myself enough to learn what I didn’t know about food, to feel what needed to be felt instead of stuffing it down or numbing it out, and to choose a different path than the ones I’d shared with family and friends for so many years.

Is it easy? No, of course not, but it’s worth it. I am worth it… and so are you.

This is an invitation to slip back into your body, to feel what’s really going on inside you, to ground yourself. Right this moment, and in the hours and days ahead, you can use this breathing exercise to find your way back into your skin. And there are thousands of other ways to reconnect — yoga, dance, meditation, art, massage, and a barefoot walk on the earth, just to name a few of my favorites.

What about you? Do you truly feel your body, or are you living in your mind? How do you slip back in? Where do you go to regroup? What is your body telling you it needs today? Are you willing to check back in, so your body can support you on this recovery path? Can you trust you to guide you home?

You can. Yes, I’m sure.



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Christy Diane Farr

Christy Diane Farr is a catalyst. If that sounds like something you want more of in your life, visit 'The Greenhouse' at and join the Wildflower Evolution on Facebook.


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5:30AM PST on Jan 26, 2013


1:13PM PDT on May 17, 2012

Hmmm... not at all what I was expecting (something about breathing, perhaps?), but I guess this was good advice about impulse control.

5:10PM PDT on May 16, 2012

I do this a lot and it helps me tremendously. Thanks for the reminder and sharing good knowledge.

7:06AM PDT on May 13, 2012

Difficult to do, but it really helps

11:00PM PDT on May 11, 2012

Nice piece - thank you.
Getting the mind to quiet is quite a challenge, but wonderful when it succeeds.

8:49PM PDT on May 11, 2012

Very good article. Makes us think. Thanks

7:08PM PDT on May 11, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

6:38PM PDT on May 11, 2012

wonderful article, thanks

3:35PM PDT on May 11, 2012

Fantastic! This is exactly what I needed to read and made me feel brilliant about my own journey with Slimming World :) There are so many websites with negative outlooks on food and body image, it's wonderful to have a positive and enlightened view for a change :)

2:24PM PDT on May 11, 2012

ive been working more on breathing exercises, esp after a stressful day, and it makes a big difference

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