“And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.” -John 1:14
One way I have been reclaiming and healing my body is through compassionate touch. Throughout my life most of my actions and responses to my body have been centered around controlling or transforming her. As I am continuing to unlearn the harms of diet-culture, patriarchy and purity culture, I have been exploring and adopting new practices that offer compassion for my physical form.
Take some time to tenderly care for your body today. Schedule a massage or pedicure. Take a long bubble bath, or ask a friend or partner for a foot massage. Prioritize healing touch in your life this week and notice how this impacts your physical body and your emotional state.
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