EXPERIENCE GENUINE SELF-LOVE AND AUTHENTIC BEAUTY!
Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!) offers hope and a gentle path to self-love. The book’s message is rooted in the belief that people inherently possess the wisdom necessary to make healthy choices and live in balance. It emphasizes that self-love, acceptance of genetic diversity in body size, celebration of the unique beauty of every individual, and intuitive self-care are fundamental to achieving good physical and emotional health.
Embody takes readers through the five core Competencies of the Be Body Positive Model. Rather than receiving yet another set of prescriptive rules to follow, readers are guided through patient, mindful inquiry to find what works uniquely in their own lives to bring about—and sustain—positive self-care changes and a peaceful relationship with their bodies. The Body Positive Practices at the end of each Competency chapter provide opportunities for readers to bring the work into their daily lives. Many of these practices are designed for groups, which makes Embody an excellent read for book groups.
This new book is a resource one can read cover to cover, and revisit time and again while moving through the inevitable changes that come with being human. A lifeboat in the sea of messages that demean bodies and pollute the world, Embody is a safe haven for all.
Connie regularly speaks to a variety of audiences, including parent groups, educators, corporations, health professionals, and media. Her audiences enjoy her genuine warmth, humor, engaging manner, and expertise. See sidebar at right for information about Connie's next book reading.
“Connie is trying to do something so simple, yet so profound, which is to give us the tools and courage to let go of the harmful, life squelching, sometimes life threatening, attitudes about our bodies. Connie shows us how to tune out the overwhelming static we all hear and to listen, REALLY LISTEN, to ourselves. Today is International Women’s Day, which seems like a fitting day to host a woman, whom if I had to describe in three words, I would choose these: committed, passionate, and a visionary. And, like all these women whom we honor today: a rebel.” —Anne Whaling, Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore, Berkeley, CA
"I have just finished reading Embody. Wow! It was one of the best books that I have ever read on developing a healthy relationship with yourself. I particularly loved the section on self-love. After more than two decades of struggling with an eating disorder, I am in a solid place in my recovery. Embody has cemented this." —Julie M., Embody reader