Why do I look different? I asked my mum. My first time feeling comfortable and confident in a dress.

Why do I look different? I remember asking my Mum this when I was little. Maybe you can’t tell but I am only 4”11 tall and have a web neck, short arms and stature. This is a rare genetic disorder called Turner Syndrome. And only 1 in every two thousand girls are born with it. Pretty amazing isn’t it. This is being really vulnerable but I want to share this with you.

And that I never thought I would ever wear a dress like this. Because growing up I was always so self conscious of what I wore. Therefore self conscious of my body. I preferred to just ‘Blend in’. And self confidence for me was zero. Because you see I didn’t love myself at all. I had this vision of what my body should look like. Which is present in the society we live in today. Because I wanted to feel and look like all the other girls, confident and strong (or so I thought). And I came to realize that this was all the limiting beliefs in my mind. These beliefs I had to work through step by step to learn to love my body.

With so many medical issues I’ve faced my whole life. There is one very important thing I have learned. And that is don’t be so hard on your body. Because your body is doing something magical. It is allowing you to live this beautiful life breathing every breath. To find out your self love language take my free quiz to find out. Click the link https://www.tryinteract.com/share/quiz/5e9640e71c36560014604c8f

Take the time to be grateful. Why do I look different?

So I guess when your younger you don’t have the awareness of what the true meaning of gratitude is. And even though my Mum always told me to be grateful for myself and the kind loving person that I am. But being young and impressionable with the social pressure at school. And because I can look back now and be proud of myself for how I handled myself in situations like these.

Have you ever taken the time to be grateful for your body? For waking up every day with a beating heart to live this one precious life we are given. I do know. Taking time for my own self care. My recent post will show you how to make self care a pleasure not a burden. http://www.kristimaree.com/making-self-care-a-pleasure-not-a-burden/

I have made peace with my body and feel so much gratitude. It was a long journey but with a little work looking into my eyes every day in the mirror. But we are friends now and I continue to build on that every day with my self care routine. Have you read my free E book Self love a vital part to coping with stress. Click the link to get your free copy. https://view.flodesk.com/emails/5eaec05f82272f0026fdf3a2

Why it is important to love your body.

When we love ourselves completely, this is when we have a true connection with our self and get to know our self better. And staying healthy physically can help you stay healthy emotionally. So how do you learn to love your body. Try these points..

. Meditation is a beautiful way to center yourself.

. Make sure you surround yourself with joy.

. Find your place of bliss.

. Take time to slow down.

. Do some mirror work.

Try these things to learn to start to love your body. Believe me when you do, life changes and you will feel a whole new level of happiness Thank you for being here.

Kristi Xx

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