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Embrace Your Body: 6 Tips for a Healthier, Happier You

Jul 26, 2023
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Hello, Thrivers! It's Jennilynne here, your go-to guide for stress relief coaching and personal growth. Today, I want to talk about something that's close to my heart and crucial for high-performance living - our relationship with our bodies.

Our bodies are our temples, our vehicles for experiencing life. Yet, so often, we find ourselves at odds with them. We criticize, we judge, and we push them to their limits. But what if we could shift that narrative? What if we could cultivate a relationship of love, respect, and joy with our bodies?

Here are six tips to help you do just that. These are not just about stress management tips, but about embracing a holistic approach to wellness and high-performance living.


1. Eat the Damn Cake!

Yes, you read that right. Part of having a healthy relationship with your body involves allowing yourself to enjoy life's pleasures without guilt. If you're craving that piece of cake, go for it! Remember, it's about balance, not deprivation.  And taking it one step beyond balance, my motto is always, "ask your body".

2. Create a Life Full of Joy

As a high-performance coach, I can't stress enough the importance of joy in our lives. It's not just about achieving goals; it's about enjoying the journey. So, fill your life with things that make you happy. Dance, paint, read, travel - do whatever fills your soul with joy.  And if you have no idea what brings you joy, now might be a really great time to start exploring different things and experiences.

3. Honor Your Body with Touch

Touch is a powerful language of love for our bodies. It's a way to connect, to soothe, and to show appreciation. Whether it's a massage, a warm bath, or simply applying lotion, these acts of self-care are ways to say "thank you" to your body.

4. Speak Your Body's Love Language

Just like in relationships, our bodies have their own love language. It could be rest, movement, healthy food, or even positive affirmations. Listen to your body's signals and respond with love and care.  And if your body would like to take a nap, please don't beat yourself up about it afterwards; it will totally negate the point of listening to your body in the first place.

5. Move, Move, Move

Movement is magic for our bodies. It releases energy, reduces stress, and boosts our mood. Find a form of movement you love. It could be dancing, yoga, hiking, or even just a walk in the park. The key is to make it enjoyable so it becomes a natural part of your lifestyle.

6. Choose Natural

Our bodies are not meant to be bombarded with chemicals and invasive procedures. Whenever possible, choose natural alternatives. This could mean opting for organic food, using natural skincare products, or exploring holistic therapies.  It doesn't mean you can't ever use those other things - again, it's all about listening to your body.


Remember, Thrivers, your body is your partner in this journey of life. Treat it with love, respect, gratitude and kindness. And remember, you have the power to create a life that not only feels good on the inside but radiates joy on the outside.

As always, if you need support on this journey, my stress relief coaching and high-performance coaching services are here for you. Let's thrive together!


Until next time, keep shining your light!

Jennilynne Coley

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