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200 Ways to Love the Body You Have Paperback – April 1, 1999

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Crossing Press (April 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0895949997
  • ISBN-13: 978-0895949998
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,846,890 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By M. E. Wood on January 30, 2005
Format: Paperback
Women have always had a peculiar relationship with their bodies. Peculiar in the sense they are taught from an early age to obsess about it. From early pintails and bobby socks to low-rise jeans and demi bras. Not to mention the money put in to soften, colour, and pluck every inch of our body if need be. No matter how much is done the satisfaction is short lived. It isn't long until the next thing needs to be fixed; like the diet that will finally give the hour glass figure we are all destined to have. Not. Is any woman truly at peace with every inch of her body?

Hutchinson spent 17 years teaching workshops on body image. This little handbook is one of the babies birthed from her work. As the name suggests, she provides 200 ways to love the body you have. These "tools" arouse the senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste and scent. Not only are you given a mental workout you're required to involve yourself physically with breathing exercises, body movements, mediation, lots of visualizations and a whole lot of journaling

You'll learn how your inner critic works and to recognize how your body responds to your emotions. If you're familiar with yoga you might be familiar with some of the meditations; like grounding yourself by using tree imagery. Although the tools sometimes seem repetitive, they may have to be to get you to open to the ideas.

A really good one is number eleven, "Stop Comparing". Basically Hutchinson recommends we stop checking out what others have physically that we don't have, i.e. perky breasts, thin thighs; and look for opportunities to find likenesses with others.

154, titled Hungry for What, implies changing what we put in our mouths is as easy as making a list of alternative actions.
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By Amazon Customer on September 5, 2013
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I love this book, it has simple do-able ways to love the body you have. It was good to read and practice.
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