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Imagine a graph with two lines. One indicates happiness, the other tracks how you feel about your body. If you're like millions of people, the lines do not intersect. But what if they did? This practical, inspirational, and visually lively book shows you how to create a healthier and happier life by treating yourself with compassion rather than shame. It shows the way to a sense of well-being attained by understanding how to love, connect, and care for yourself - and that includes your mind as well as your body.Body Kindness is based on four principles. WHAT YOU DO: the choices you make about food, exercise, sleep, and more HOW YOU FEEL: befriending your emotions and standing up to the unhelpful voice in your head WHO YOU ARE: goal-setting based on your personal values WHERE YOU BELONG: body-loving support from people and communities that help you create a meaningful life With mind and body exercises to keep your energy spiraling up and prompts to help you identify what YOU really want and care about, Body Kindness helps you let go of things you can't control and embrace the things you can by finding the workable, daily steps that fit you best.

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Rebecca Scritchfield

Thank you for reading Body Kindness! My husband and I joke that she is our "third baby". We have two real children, ages 2 and 4. How I found the time and sanity points to write I'll never know! Indeed, this project has been a labor of love for the last few years of my life. It's very personal and important work. Too many of us have suffered at the relentless pressure to diet and strive for a perfect body. There was a time when I thought weight loss pursuits were health pursuits. Life experience and scientific research taught me otherwise. Now, I'm dedicated to creating a world where we respect all bodies just as they are. For those of us who are health experts, we need to get back into caring for the whole person. We need to support the behavior and not the scale. We need more love and empathy and a lot less shame. There is a better way to a healthy well-being. I believe Body Kindness is it. When I'm not passionately fighting diet culture, I am probably exercising, cooking with my girls, reading, or dreaming about a beach vacation.

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