How to be a Body Positive Ally

I’m being good.”
“Just two chips.”
“Cheat day.”
“I feel fat.”
“Make good choices.”
“Counting calories.”
“I ate so badly on the weekend, need to go to the gym, lose 10 kilos, feel so fat, doing a cleanse.”

Chances are, you’ve heard these phrases before. You’ve probably said a few of them too, no matter what your size or relationship with your body.

They may seem harmless, but what you are saying to your fat friend, colleague or family member is: I am doing my very best to not be like you.

Darling, I care about your suffering…

Darling, I care about your suffering…

“Darling, I know you suffer. That is why I am here for you.”  This mantra is offered to us by Thich Nhat Hanh.  When we hear this from others who care about us, a deep healing begins. When we learn to say this to ourselves, we are free. That is the power...