Body Gratitude Circle
During the past year I have had the pleasure of being a part of a Gratitude Circle on Facebook. The premise is simple – post something in your life that you are grateful for each day and see what unfolds. There are many well-documented benefits to having a gratitude practice – the key one being that it promotes happiness and a sense of well-being. Appreciating what is already present allows you to relax into your life rather than constantly searching for what could be.
As I established my own gratitude practice, I got to thinking – what if I created a Body Gratitude Circle? A safe space where women could establish their own gratitude practice – only make it specific to the miracles that our human bodies are? I began to imagine the power of a group of women coming together, not to complain about what is wrong with our bodies, but to elevate each other through appreciation for all that our bodies do for us each day – that we often take for granted.
I’m excited to announce that I have created that space! And I would love for you to join me.
It’s simple – just click here and request to join the Facebook group. Starting November 1, 2014 for 3 weeks, all you need to do is post at least one thing you are grateful to your body for. It can be as simple as being grateful to your heart for beating, being grateful to your legs for allowing you to take a walk in nature, being grateful to your eyes for letting you see the stars in the sky… You get the idea.
This group is for you if you have ever had a negative body thought – if you have ever been a member of the “I hate my thighs” club – if you have ever been unhappy with your belly, your butt, your boobs, your hair, your skin, your nose. If your mood can change from good to bad simply from seeing your reflection, your muffin-top, or your picture. It’s time to start transforming that suffering from the inside out, in a sacred, safe, supportive space.
November is a time of thanks-giving, which makes it a perfect time to adopt a practice of gratitude. But don’t worry – if you are late to the party, you are still welcome to join in. It’s never too late to start! My intention is to start with 3 weeks – and then check in and see where else we want to go.
The Facebook group is a closed group – which means you can search for it and request to join, but everything posted can only be seen by other members of the group. You may see your post or posts from other members in your Timeline, but rest assured, nobody outside our circle will be able to see what you share there. My intention is to make it a very safe space for us to open our hearts and express our gratitude.
Each week I’ll be posting on my blog with a new theme for inspiration. I’ll also be posting quotes and ideas and links to get the conversation rolling. All you need to do to be part of this Body Gratitude Circle is click here and join the group. I can’t wait to get this movement started!