A reminder to view movement and being active as an opportunity each day to reconnect with your body.
About this print:
- 9” x 12” fine art giclee print
- Printed on thick high quality, acid-free archival paper stock with an enhanced matte finish
- Reproduced from original acrylic painting by Caroline Kelso Winegeart
- Does not come with frame
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This piece was created as a part of my 2016 project #AbstractAffirmationsDaily where I share an abstract piece of art with a positive message every day. Here's the story that accompanies this piece, posted on 9/6/2016:
My body and me? We have a long and complicated past, as I suspect most women do. I mean, I've always thought I had a pretty positive body image, but if I get honest with myself, I can think of times I've resented it a bit for not just easily slipping into the shape I want it to be (and by "I want it to be," I recognize this actually means "what society tells me I should want it to be.") I feel like I'm constantly fighting this battle with the concept of "fitness" -- wanting to feel empowered and fold it into my routine, but ultimately avoiding the discomfort and difficulty that comes with working out (both physically and emotionally.) Then today I listened to a great interview with @momastery and @marieforleo, where Glennon talked about this really interesting concept of seeing ourselves as a triad: mind, body, spirit. She never felt fully connected to the body part of herself, struggling with an eating disorder from a young age, and so she effectively "voted her body off the island," away from the triad, until she found yoga and was able to reclaim this part of herself and reconnect with her body again.
This was a lightbulb moment for me, one that I want to carry into a NEW outlook for myself on fitness and on my body in general. I want to view movement and being active as an opportunity each day to reconnect with this part of my own triad and as a way of feeling whole.
I don't know if this concept resonates with any of you, but I wanted to share it today in case you too have found yourself "voting your body off the island." Reconnect and reclaim.