Whatever we're exposed to as truth as children is what we're going to bring into our adult lives. But when we start to observe our thoughts and say, "I don't have to think this way. How can I change the way I'm thinking now?" We can make our lives anything we want. In today’s episode I’m with award-winning author of Love Notes to My Body, Nicole Ayers. If you're ready to stop waging war against your body, tune in to today’s podcast to find out the 3 tools you can use to cultivate a kinder and gentler relationship with your body!

Discussion Points: 

[0:00] Introduction 

[6:52] How Nicole got into self-love as a calling or passion  

[9:37] Meditation as a vehicle for observation

[11:54] Where Nicole’s negative thoughts came from 

[15:27] Awareness is the first step to healing your relationship with your body

[16:48] The legacy part and how Nicole changes the programming she grew up with 

[21:29] Acceptance of where we are 

[22:42] The importance of community 

[23:49] Journaling 

[31:32] If you want joy in your life, it’s gratitude 

[35:59] How choosing to accept your body is an act of rebellion

[41:45] Three tools to cultivate a kinder, gentler relationship with your body 

[47:13] This is a journey, not an endpoint 

About the Guest:

Self-love sage and author Nicole C. Ayers is a dynamic and engaging speaker who’s not afraid to get vulnerable and real about her personal journey to love herself. She’s a strong voice for female empowerment and the freedom it brings. 

Nicole is the award-winning author of Love Notes to My Body, which was recognized as one of 2020’s best life-changing books, and its two body-positive companion books. 

Resources:

Check my latest podcast or listen to the previous ones https://www.menopausemovement.com/blog  

Connect with me on Instagram @drmichellegordon

Follow me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/drmichellegordon

Join The Menopause Movement private group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/menopausemovement)

Sign up for our Virtual Live Retreat: https://www.menopausemovement.com/retreat    

Sign up for the 28-Day MENO-Belly Challenge here https://www.menopausemovement.com/challenge

Visit Nicole Ayers’ website https://nicolecayers.com/ 

Books mentioned in this episode:

Love Notes to My Body https://amzn.to/3Cgebse 

Love Letters to My Body: Writing My Way to Self-Love https://amzn.to/2WK3opU 

Writing Your Way to (Self-)Love: A Guided Journal to Help You Love Your Body, One Part at a Time https://amzn.to/3lmqCNc  

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