October 15th is a day of remembrance. A day when families light a candle in honour of the precious lives never forgotten.
It is International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
9 years ago on the 14th January, my husband and I got the devastating news that our baby no longer had a heartbeat.
What? Why? How did this happen?
I feel immense pain in my heart when I think about my daughter growing up and hating herself the way I did for most of my life.
And how sad I feel deep inside when I think of anyone who hates themselves that much.
As women we have learnt to hate our bodies, be disgusted by them if they are not perfect and live every moment of our existence wishing we were skinnier.
We obsess about the food we eat whilst punishing ourselves in the gym.
We constantly tell ourselves we are a failure, we are hopeless and we are not worthy of feeling good.
It’s time to forgive our bodies and ourselves.
Together we can support one another as we learn to listen to the loving voice inside us as it guides us to a place of LOVE, peace and joy in our minds and bodies for a life free of self-hatred and disgust.
I no longer allow such hatred and disgust to reside in my mind and body. I feel free.
This is my reason for LOVE body.