enjoyed tonight very much! It was so wonderful to have
my own instinctive struggles to find my center validated.
I was delighted with what you said about belly dance
and what you said about clothing. I make my own because
it is so personal to wear what makes me feel good.
you so much for reinforcing my belief that the drug
companies are more interested in our money than in our
health. I enjoyed the breathing exercise at the end,
it was very calming. Verna
came to the conclusion long ago that girdles were not
the way to go for me nor were pantyhose or anything
tight around the middle. That was so liberating! Yes,
I have a belly and I'm glad of it I look like
for the fun way of looking at underwear. Enjoyed the
relaxation exercises at the end of the program.
Lisa I'm CELEBRATING! I listened to your talk this afternoon
after work, then went off to do my usual line-dancing
class. I LOVE to dance! I am very aware of my 'large
legs & belly,' & also of others who are so endowed,
amid all those eat-what-they-like skinny-binnies.
let me tell you that TONIGHT as I danced I consciously
flicked aside my self-consciousness & I lifted my soul
& head up high while purely ENJOYING the movements that
my body can make! What a difference! I always enjoy
dancing (I have belly-danced too!) but tonight with
your words of encouragement fresh in my mind I discovered
my LOVELY CENTRE! A Goddess indeed. Thank you!!
also 'set others free' from my (jealous!) judgements
of their skinniness! I shared my happiness with the
biggest of smiles. Looking forward to embracing more
of this freedom & sharing it with others. A.C.
I wanted to share something that happened one week before
your talk, preparing me for the different perspective
you propose we take when considering our bellies:
was on a day-visit to another city, with a friend and
her two sons, one of them a very tall, but very innocent,
14-year-old. He is very caring, and hugging me from
behind, he placed his hands on my belly and, out of
nowhere, said: "It's great to hug someone and know
you'll not come up empty-handed!"
me about surprise and laughter we had lots of
fun talking about our sexy bellies after that! This
is just to show that a mind, untainted by standards
imposed by the media and the obesity industry, is able
to regard as beautiful and desirable something we think
cannot be appreciated any longer. Thank you for reinforcing
that kind of love! Karen