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Exercise and movement – a loving relationship with our bodies, or social compliance?
Why is it that we exercise? Are we striving for the body perfect, a target weight, attracting Mr or Mrs Right – or are we connecting with our bodies from a place of respect and care and exercising to thrive in and adore the lives we lead?
Body Shape – curves from Heaven
We are born with natural curves, shapes and angles, so why do we think we are fat when we are not? This article asks what is beneath our pictures of feeling fat or of not accepting our body shape or weight.
Where is the flaw
How toxic is the assumption that there is such a thing as perfection, and who actually decides what is perfect and when? The pursuit of perfection keeps us in perpetual tension and in a never-ending idea of conforming to the highest societal conceptions in order to thus receive the greatest rewards.
From ‘knocking myself about’ with exercise to deeply supporting my body
There is no development of vitality and fitness if we leave part of ourselves behind – and yet we say we or others are fit, when maybe muscle tone and stamina is strong but the body is suffering in other ways.
When will women be ok with their weight? When is enough, enough?
When will women start accepting their bodies and cut the self-loathing and weight issues? When will we understand that true beauty comes from how we feel inside?
Self-esteem, Diets, Weight, Self-worth, Body awareness, Body image, Weight-loss
Do you need to change the way you look to fit into a social group or workplace? Or is there more to what you see in the mirror?
Re-built, re-wired and re-connected.
Read about Rachel’s personal journey of profound changes
The body of self-care
Have you ever wanted to free yourself from the disempowering pressure and constant self-criticism of needing to have the ‘perfect body’? This is one woman’s account of how she reclaimed herself from the clutches of bulimia.
Beauty – do you fit the image?
The fashion of body shape is taking the world by storm, but is this really the measure of our beauty?
The day I realised I am a man – not a protein powder receptacle
This audio focusses on the pressures that men experience in today’s society – feeling the pressure having to bulk themselves up by taking protein powder shakes, unaware of the consequences to their health, all for an ideal of 'looking good'.
Exercise – it doesn’t need to be hard work
Exercise doesn’t need to be a strain or a chore. It can be a natural simple way to care for yourself with gentleness that helps you reconnect to your body and you, and to really enjoy your body.
So, you want to be a man?
Growing up as men we have many choices to make about what sort of ‘man’ we want to be. Who will be our role models and what sort of effect will they have on our lives?
Acceptance, Alcohol, Behaviour, Bullying, Children, Confidence, Raising children, Tenderness, Body image
Modelling sex in the fashion industry to being truly sexy
This personal story of an experienced model in the haute couture fashion industry tells how the sexualisation of women of all ages by the media affected her own body image. Coaxed to portray a sexualized image from an early age she finally discovers her true sexiness.
Beauty myths, Body positive, Sexiness, Sex appeal, Fashion, Connection, Body image
Fitness and fat
We can develop a different kind of fitness that has nothing to do with going to the gym.
The dieting misery-go-round
How much is dieting like being on an endless merry go round? To take weight off with a diet and then put it back on ... and round and round it goes ...
Weight loss magazines, food and you – an eternally vicious cycle
What do the diet industry and diet and weight loss and slimming magazines really offer us? Do they give us the way to attain a ‘dream body’ or is there something else going on?
Plastic surgery, designer vaginas & true beauty
Labiaplasty is on the rise with the most dramatic increase in procedures amongst young women. The insatiable quest to be beautiful is reaching new extremes. Where is the true Beauty?
Beauty myths, Body positive, Sex, Teenagers, Connection, Body image
Picture imperfect – women, we have been framed
Is perfection the answer to our issues or the issue itself?
Self-love vs self-loathing
Reconnecting to self-love is how to break the cycle of hating your body.
Celebrating my Buddha belly
Why do women hold their belly in? Letting it all hang out – letting our Buddha belly out.
Young men give their experiences on how they have overcome some of the pressures in today’s society
Hear how some young men are dealing with the pressures placed on them by society around male body image, alcohol consumption and other lifestyle choices.
You are more than a muscle
The need for the perfect body can be a relentless and intimidating push to exercise just for looks, but what about health?
I love my body but do I have self-worth as a woman?
I Love my Body! Do you, and on what basis? Sharon Gavioli takes us deeper into an issue that affects all women.
Body image: a new way to look at a growing issue
How men and women perceive their body image is a growing issue and is intimately linked with how we feel about ourselves. Could our body image issues be linked to the choices we make?
Wanting to be thinner
This article asks us to look beyond the mere physical for the answers to why we always want to be thinner.
A collection of free audio and quotes for real men and their friends!
Free downloads, Essence, Behaviour, Health, Relationships, Gender, Body image
Tattoos – more than meets the eye
Catherine reveals what she experienced as she started having her tattoo removed . . .
Is true beauty really in the eye of the beholder?
Everywhere we look we see versions of what women ‘should’ look like to be beautiful – but is this beauty ideal really what it means to be beautiful?
Beauty myths, Acceptance, Appreciation, Confidence, Fashion, Body positive, Body image
The not so beauty industry
When we say we are inspired by or love a certain picture of a model what is it that we love or are really aspiring towards? How can we deal with the beauty industry’s not so beautiful, but ugly force?
Beauty myths, Fashion, Self-worth, Body positive, Empowerment, Body image
Fashion styling – embracing and appreciating ourselves
Fashion Styling – Embracing and Appreciating ourselves. How do we do this on a budget and yet still find the expression we know we uniquely have?
Fashion, Beauty tips, Body positive, Appreciation, Style, Body image
Being sexy … It’s not about sex!
Being Sexy … It’s Not About Sex! Karin Becker shares how Being Sexy is so much more than the shape of our body or the clothes that we wear … The discussion unlocks the Key to True Beauty and the understanding that it is available to us all !
Beauty tips, Beauty myths, Sex appeal, Sexiness, Essence, Self-love, Body image
Stephanie Stevenson – what a glorious transformation!
Stephanie became overweight and a yo-yo dieter because she was always comparing herself to others and not feeling good about her body. Things changed when she came across Universal Medicine ...
Self-esteem, Weight-loss, Self-worth, Over eating, Confidence, Body image
Self-nurturing women’s true inner beauty through self-connection
Definitions of beauty are commonly associated with appearances. But what if the true marker of women’s beauty and self-worth could be re-defined through the building of a deep inner-connection with ourselves?
Beauty myths, Body positive, Self-worth, Nurturing, Body image
Dressing to appreciate me – not to fit in to an ideal weight or to hide my body shape
Do you wear clothes to fit in with some ideal body shape or fashion? Read here how Stephanie changed from hiding her body to dressing truly to appreciate herself and life.
Acceptance, Self-empowerment, Confidence, Sexiness, Joy, Body positive, Body image
‘Sexy Supermodels’ – the grace of a woman’s essence
Sexy Supermodels! – 5 simple questions that turn the page on the beauty industry and start a new chapter on the subject of a woman’s worth and her true beauty.
Beauty myths, Body positive, Essence, Sacredness, Sexiness, Body image
‘Sexy Supermodels’ – reflections of a woman’s true inner beauty?
Sexy Supermodels! Strike a pose, how much do you allow of your true beauty to be seen?
Beauty myths, Body positive, Sexiness, Sex appeal, Fashion, Role models, Essence, Body image
Trying to fit into the body image of the world just didn't work!
In this audio Matt Paul shares how being underweight as a man can attract the same discrimination as being overweight, and how weight is a factor in determining the ideal male body.
Changing your life
Changing your life usually means trying to achieve an ideal however if we stop and connect with who we truly are, we may find that instead of changing or striving, we can simply BE who we already are from within.
Self-worth, Self-esteem, Connection, Losing weight, Tenderness, Body image
What Is a healthy BMI? Does our ‘ideal weight’ mess with our heads?
Ideal weight has been guided by the BMI scale but it may not be the best measure for healthy weight. What if we could change the way we view ideal weight?
How we feel about our body image is influenced by TV, magazines, clothes. What if we can learn to build a true relationship with body image and embrace our true weight?
10 things the diet industry don’t want you to know
The diet industry knows its products fail, yet sells an image of a thinner happier life. It is a false sell. The way we look at our bodies as fat is a body image issue, not a fat issue. We have a giving-up crisis, not an obesity crisis.
Our ideas of ideal weight may have been imposed by the BMI scale or by the images we are surrounded by. What if we could change the way we see ideal weight and find our true weight?
Self-loathing is intense hatred directed at ourselves, often focused on how we look, or how we think we should look. When we stop believing all the things that are wrong with us, we may find a way to connect to the beautiful preciousness we innately are.
Weight, Diets, Rejection, Gentle breath, Self-esteem, Body image
Penelope Scheenhouwer – reflecting on her journey
Penelope Scheenhouwer’s inspiring story of how she changed her ideal about her body image and came to her true size.
Self-worth, Fitness, Ill health, Sickness, Healthy living, Body image
Serge Benhayon – a real example of walking the talk
Discover how Serge, once a professional athlete, further developed his relationship with fitness, exercise and an inner-most connection.
Exercising to lose weight – a personal story
Anne discovered that she could keep her weight down with excessive exercise, but at what cost to her body?
Body awareness, Weight-loss, Connection, Healthy living, Body image
Young men give their experiences on the challenges they face in today’s society
Young men are constantly presented with stereotypical images of men and their behaviours around such issues as the male body image, alcohol consumption and other lifestyle choices. What pressure does this put on them?
The ramifications of rape and sexual assault: a first-hand account
“1 in 5 women will experience sexual assault at some time in their lives …” A first hand powerful account of the very real ramifications rape and sexual assault and what released her from the hurt.
Menopause: recognising our inner beauty as women
Menopause and post menopause is a time of psychological and physical change but it doesn’t have to be all downhill from there – recognising our inner beauty can be transformative.
Menopause, Wisdom, Women's health, Beauty myths, Ageing, Elders, Sex appeal, Body image
To exercise with love
Choosing to exercise regularly in a very connected, gentle and honouring way to not only support the body physically, but also support our being and the way we are with our body every day.
Are they men’s health magazines, or just more toxic masculinity?
Magazines on men’s health are pushing an unhealthy lifestyle whist doing nothing to address what is really going on with men’s health.
Purposeful fitness training
Practical tips to create a supportive gym workout plan that supports health and vitality. With the simple purpose to move our body and muscles and have the opportunity to feel the entire body working.
Looking for love in all the wrong places: before and after casual sex
From a very young age all I wanted when I grew up was to find love, be married and have six sons. But through a series of events, that dream was shattered and I started looking for love in all the wrong places.
Weight loss from the inside out
Losing weight by dieting and exercise alone can’t be sustained. We can attain a true weight through connecting to who we are and this can bring lasting change from the inside out.
A mirror’s reflection
I realised that sitting for up to an hour in front of myself while at the hairdresser created a feeling of unease and real discomfort. I simply could not face my own reflection.
Have you tried all types of exercise but struggled to find an exercise routine that works for you? Could it be that we are approaching exercise from the wrong angle?
Tomorrow never comes
Have you ever earnestly declared that this is the last packet of cigarettes, the last drink, the last block of chocolate and the last time you will overeat because tomorrow you will most definitely choose differently?
Body image, Diets, Healthy living, Livingness, Losing weight, Time
Body image – as we like it?
Body image issues along with body dysmorphia are on the increase pushing the drive for cosmetic surgery and exercise regimes that are aimed at providing the picture-perfect body.
I still feel like I am fat sometimes
15 years ago I was a lot heavier than I am now – 25 kgs heavier, to be precise – and I still feel like I am fat sometimes.
Our struggle with body image
What is it that drives us to feel compelled to remodel and even disfigure our bodies?
Abuse, Appreciation, Body image, Connection, Family, Joy, Soul, Tattoos
I hate my thighs
What is really going on when we ‘hate’ a part of our body?
The invisible prison of the body image
We see the beauty in nature. . . why not in ourselves? We are all intrinsically unique in every detail of our physique and each one of us is beautiful in their own way.
What does the new phenomenon of big false eyelashes reveal about young women and their body image?
Body image disorder
A healthy body image means you feel good about the way you look, but increased numbers of eating disorders suggest not many people feel this way. What’s going on?
Body image & roses
When everybody seems to have a sense of inadequacy about their body, it is time to question what body image is really about.
Claiming back body image in musical theatre
Can you reclaim love for your body working in musical theatre – an industry that is all about perfect body image?
‘Mirror mirror on the wall’….
The impact of comparison on body image is not given the consideration it warrants. Let’s go there with this article.
Women, what is it that we really loathe when we loathe our body?
What are we really loathing when we think we loathe our body?
Body image – inside out
Body image - Why and when did dissatisfaction with our outer appearance arise?
Grand Designs Part 1 – The shape I am
When your body’s shape looks strange, it’s easy to feel like there is something wrong with you. Read how one man’s life was transformed by reconnecting to The Ageless Wisdom.
Grand Designs Part 2 – From the stars
Is our body shape and life experience pure chance and coincidence? Read one man’s experience of returning to see the grand design that we are all a part of.
The House of Mirrors
We look to mirrors to confirm how we are, but is what we see true to life? Or is there more going on than meets the eye?
Our body is our guide
Have we ever stopped to wonder why there is so much emphasis on the way our body looks, when it is only one small aspect of ourselves?
Ageless Wisdom, Awareness, Body image, Energy, Gentle breath
Are we building our body image, or, is our image building our body?
Growing up we are faced with the choice as to what images we could choose to adopt and replicate for ourselves, or can we choose something else?