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Accepting and Loving Your Body
Website of the University of Kentucky - Cooperative Extension Service
Randy Weigel, Human Development Specialist for the University of Wyoming
Cooperative Extension Service, recently shared a website with me from the
University of Kentucky. Trust me, you need to visit this website! Of all the
possible tasks you could accomplish in the next three minutes, I hope you find
as I did this is an amazing way to invest just three minutes of time.
Click on the flash presentation for Accepting and Loving Your Body. The
website also has a power point presentation you can download as well as
quotations on the subjects of size diversity and healthy lifestyles (click on
the Health and the Body icon on the quotations page). I was completely
enthralled by the beauty and wisdom of this website. Listed below are a few of
my favorite insights from the website.
- The sun shines not on us, but in us. John Muir
- Walk your dog every day, whether you have a dog or not. Paul Dudley
- The body is a sacred garment. Itís your first and last garment; it is
what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be
treated with honor. Martha Graham
- If we could loosen the grip we have on the mechanical view of our own
bodies and . . . the world, many other possibilities . . . come to light. We
could exercise the nose, the ear, and the skin, not only the muscles. We
might listen to the music of wind in the trees . . . and natureís teeming
musical silence. Thomas Moore
- We have all absorbed media messages that repeatedly tell us our bodies are
flawed. Body images projected by the media almost always promote a very
narrowly defined standard of beauty. These narrow standards cause
wide-spread body dissatisfaction. It is time we start thinking of our bodies
in a more positive, healthy way.
- If you treat your body as a true friend, it is much easier to eat and be
physically active in balanced and healthy ways.
- Our mental and emotional diets determine our overall . . . health and
well-being to a far greater extent than most people realize. Every thought
and feeling, no matter how big or small, impacts our inner energy level. Doc
Childre and Howard Martin
Website of the Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky, College of
Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences:
Accessed July 12, 2004.
Compiled by Betty Holmes, MS, RD
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