💜Oh GODdess! Praise & Thank YOU 💜 @Regranned from @bodyimagemovement - Weight Watchers get your eyes off our kids… As the Founder of The Body Image Movement and mother to three children I am in disbelief that Weight Watchers have announced a free membership for kids. Our kids don't need to be on the scales, our kids don't need to be counting calories or points, our kids need to be encouraged to listen to their bodies through intuitive eating and moving their bodies for fun and pleasure not punishment. Weight Watchers says "It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle" but no matter how you spin it, dieting is defined as calorie restriction with the goal of weight loss, it's what Weight Watchers is all about. The diet culture promotes shame and fear, misery and disappointment, the scales are no place for our kids. Diets don't work. So, for all the parents and carers out there wanting to raise healthy and empowered children, what can we do? Remove scales from your home. Ban all diet talk. Don't refer to food as 'good' or 'bad'. Be a positive role model for your children by never speaking negatively about your body in front of them. Get your hands on a copy of Dr Linda Bacon's revolutionary book 'Health at every size'. Follow Louise Green - brilliant thought leader helping every 'body' realize their athletic potential regardless of size. Teach your children to move their bodies for joy, pleasure and fun. Teach your children to meditate. Educate yourself and your children about mindful eating. Encourage your child to unfollow social media accounts that don't make them feel good. Encourage your child to fill up their feed with positivity, role models who do, create, lead, love and contribute to the world in meaningful ways. Teach your child that DIET is a four-letter word that comes with its own warning - DIE being the first three letters, um hello, that's a sign for sure! Help your child become media literate by discussing what they see on television, on social media and in magazines. Discuss the use of photoshopping and photo manipulation. Watch my documentary Embrace. Never take your child to Weight Watchers.
Friends in Koh Phangan, join me for this luscious one day festival on Saturday. I’ll be co-leading a Cacao Ceremony with Niraj AmAya Naik at 3 PM - 5 PM and then shaking my tail feather with Temple Tribal Belly Dance after the sun goes down. Come be ecstatic. Dance and mingle with the gorgeous souls of this island. Let your body be a temple of dance within an extraordinary venue in the jungle. Check out the full scoop below. http://bit.ly/2EZMHJU #pleasurerevolution #pleasurableliving #pleasurablelife #pleasure #pleasurablemovement #somethingiswakingup
Oh the Tantric ladies of Koh Phangan. The magic is intensifying! What a blessing to bump into the royal Dawn Cherie, literally in the witching hour. Neighbors in paradise... sigh. Life is lush. #pleasurerevolution #pleasurableliving #pleasurablelife #pleasure #pleasurablemovement #somethingiswakingup
Durian lovers, is there such a thing as eating too much durian? I’m in Thailand and the local fruit vendor has it and I can imagine eating it for breakfast and dessert. I love it! Yum! This is the view from the restaurant right near my beachside bungalow. I literally swam up to it yesterday, and walked up steps that are accessed from the water side. What a design! I’m feeling so blessed! #pleasurerevolution #pleasurableliving #pleasurablelife #pleasure #pleasurablemovement #somethingiswakingup
“Hey, you’re Sacha’s wife!” A woman I’d never met before stopped me on a walking path in Thailand. I discover it’s Leah from Sweden, a potent musician whose music Sacha has exposed me to. He designed her album cover. The sounds and visuals are both world class. Incredible artists. I’m proud to know these bright, creative beings. Small world! #pleasurerevolution #pleasurableliving #pleasurablelife #pleasure #pleasurablemovement #somethingiswakingup
Sacha Nielsen’s birthday is Valentine’s day (surprise, surprise. ) As we’ll be on other ends of the Earth at that time, we celebrated in advance. Look at the glow of this living god. My partner is life and love. Universe, bless this man with his heart’s desires! #pleasurablelife #pleasure #pleasurablemovement #somethingiswakingup
In the DJ booth at Ecstatic Dance NYC. I'm ecstatic to share that I DJed a 90-minute set in the elixir lounge. It was so much fun! I found my music ecstatic and I got some great feedback that it was for others too. . Sacha Nielsen has over a decade of DJ experience and has taught me everything I know. Thank you, hubby. I'm blessed with this patient teacher. . My set was well received and I learned through doing. Onward! The dancing needs music and I'm willing to provide. Universe, I'm ready for this! . Thank you to Omar Aena for inviting me. . To all my DJ and music producer friends that have encouraged me to make this step, thanks for egging me on. The shell has cracked and this musical flame is coming out on the decks. . Look out for my future Cacao Ceremonies with Sacha, my Sensual Movement Dance Journeys, and other events. . #ecstaticdance #DJFlame #pleasurablelife #pleasure #pleasurablemovement #somethingiswakingup
Turnt up at the skating rink with my fellow Go Hard in crime @kathy_something (Chris’s Dad got me this shirt BTW ) When was the last time you went roller skating? It was super fun and more exhausting than I remember! Next year along with inviting in abundance, I’ll be upping my physical activity which was pretty nonexistent this year. Pleasurable movement. Fun movement. Roller skating movement. Maybe playing on the monkey bars. Or jumping on trampolines. Wanna join me??
Morning walk location, picked for the sea breeze and no cicadas! And of course it's beauty never disappoints! . . . #morningwalks #pleasurablemovement #reclaimingself #theentrancechannel #naturescape #seabreeze #stillhumid #nocicadas #theyreallyaredeafening #summerinaustralia
Some days absolutely call for spontaneity! Why step through routines for one final day when you can are being called to nature, joy and fun! Giving this gift and blessing to my children as well! ❤ . . . #steppingintojoy #spontaneousaction #pleasurablemovement #beach #beachlife #oceantherapy #makingmemories
This weather makes pleasurable movement pretty darn easy. I loved starting my day with a walk around the lake in this gorgeous weather, and now I feel motivated to get some housework done. #notreadytoletgo #summerdontleave #intuitiveeating #haes #pleasurablemovement #joyfulmovement #getoutside #nwisbest
#selfcareseptember does continue even though I got super behind on the project! This picture represents days 5, 6, & 7- #gratitude , #pleasurablemovement , & #forgiveness Super grateful for the amazing walk I had today in this gorgeous weather, and I forgive myself for getting behind on the #bodylove4all project! I will work on the next few days soon, as well. 💗
Today's #selfcareseptember is #pleasurablemovement This year I'm voting for playing with my son. Wether it's hide and seek like here, or tickle chase, bringing a smile to my son's face brings me my greatest pleasure. <3 #bodylove4all #bodyloveforall #bodylove #bodypositive #bopo #selfcare #selflove #radicalbodylove #loveyourself #fatgirlscan #fatlove #losehatenotweight #fatactivism #honormycurves #bodyposi #bopowarrior #fatbabe #fatpositive #celebratemysize #nobodyshamecampaign #bodyloveforall #survivor #beautyisnotgeneric #Plussize #fatandfabulous #bodypositivebabe #sexymomma #beyourself