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  • Alyssa Abrahamson

Your Body as a Temple

Hi Friend,

Can you list 10 ways that you take care of your body?

Of course you can.

Here, I’ll go. I take care of my body by:

  1. Staying hydrated (lately I’ve been starting my day with a glass of water followed by another glass of water with collagen peptides and 1 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar)

  2. Prioritizing rest and sleep

  3. Shopping at the farmers market and eating wholesome, real foods

  4. Stretching & doing yoga

  5. Going for walks

  6. Intentionally breathing

  7. Being mindful about my posture

  8. Moisturizing my skin

  9. Smiling and laughing often

  10. Slowing down & listening to my body, especially when I’m in pain

Now, your turn.

And I bet we can both list a lot more than 10.

As you may already know, I’m a huge fan of Louise Hay and have been enjoying her “I Can Do It” daily affirmation calendar for years. A recent affirmation caught my attention and I needed to dig deeper and dissect it.

“I take care of my body. I cherish and revere the temple I live in.”

Often we neglect our bodies. We can abuse or punish our bodies. I certainly have.

But if we want to feel better, prioritize our health, and learn to develop a harmonious relationship with our body, we need to make time for ourselves.

While I don’t necessarily consider my body a “temple” I do feel grateful to live in my body – despite the years of ups and downs of chronic pain and limited mobility from the autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis.

Do I cherish my body? In many ways, yes, and I’m working on it.

Do I revere my body? Sometimes, and I’m working on it.

What about you?

Do you view your body as a temple? Do you take care of your body in ways that bring you fulfillment, joy and good health?

It’s a process, and we all go through phases, of course.

Remember: progress over perfection.

And if you’d like to hear my off-the-cuff reflection on the above affirmation, tune into this week’s podcast, ​Your Body as a Temple.

Love, Your Wellness Coach,


P.S. If you are ready to dig deep, learn and understand, and take the next right steps to resolving YOUR chronic issues, email me here.

July 12, 2023

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