Welcome to the first installment of my new series, Inside the Self-Care Suite. Each month, I’ll be hosting an phenomenal voice in the arena of self-care, diving deep on the topics that matter most in our daily lives.
Since February is traditionally the month of love, we kicked off the series with Ivy Felicia, holistic wellness coach and founder of MeMyBodyAndLove.com. Her specialty is helping women have a more positive relationship with their body, no matter their size.
Listen in to the conversation below, as we discuss body image, body appreciation, and how self-care habits can be an act of political resistance!
8:54 – Ivy breaks down the difference between “body love” and “body peace,” and why she thinks one is more attainable to the average woman (at least at first!)
13:10 – How to accept and love your body as it changes and shifts over time
17:51 – Advice on cultivating supportive spaces online (also check out her blog post, “5 Ways I Make Social Media More Body Positive For Me“)
22:10 – What can moms do about the pressure to “snap back” after pregnancy? (Hint: a lot of that pressure is consumerism!)
27:04 – How we can “teach the babies” so they don’t grow up with misplaced ideas about body image and self-worth
28:52 – Ivy’s personal mantra that helps her move forward on her journey to body love. (It’s a tweetable quote for sure.)
And much more! Do leave a comment and let me know how you enjoyed our conversation.
The next installment of the #SelfCareSuite will be March 9, with special guest Esther Boykin, licensed marriage and family therapist. We’ll be discussing how to make self-care part of your personal legacy. When people remember you, will they remember a woman who is confident and conditioned to make herself a priority? Let’s make that the goal.