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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,

Alyssa


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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