Vertical Life

BODY IMAGE

‘The moment you change your perception is the moment you rewrite the chemistry of your body.’ Bruce Lipton

Imagine what life would be like if the way we looked was unimportant and our food choices held no emotion.

Like many of us, I grew up surrounded by people dieting, meal replacements, exercise fads and discussions about appearance. As a kid I was called ‘a looker’, being praised for my blonde hair and blue eyes, and having my appearance compared to my sister. Then, as a teenager, a friend told me she, ‘Would love to have my body, but not my face.’ A crappy boyfriend advised me I was too chunky to wear jeans. Every magazine

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