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Your Body is your One True Home. Why not love where you live?

Stick around and I’ll show you how to:

  • Release weight & body hate without struggle, deprivation, or workouts you hate.
  • Use sensuality, pleasure, & joy to transform your relationship to your body & food.
  • Love your body deeply & create a whole new way of connecting to Her.

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Dear One,

If you are in the U.S., I hope you had a very Happy 4th of July.

(Don’t forget our Body Freedom Beach Day on 7/9..see end of this post for that!)

It’s that time of year when the theme of Freedom is top of the mind for us.

And while that typically is about feeling free and being free in our home country, I also tend to relate it to feeling free in our Body Home.

To me, there is no more important place to cultivate a sense of freedom than in one’s own skin, in one’s self.

Because when we feel free within ourselves, we get to experience life fully. We get to experience the unique, amazing wonder that it is to have a body and every beautiful sensation that comes with that. We feel connected to our spirit, to our soul and with that, we feel the drive to give our gifts to the world. We shine our light, our love, out and onto those who come into our world. Life is richer when we can enjoy the body we are privileged to have.

But…

In order to cultivate that freedom, we must be willing to let go the things that keep us in chains.

And one of the things that has been top of my mind lately, one of the things that keeps our Body Freedom at bay, is the way in which we as a society feel entitled to discuss each other’s bodies, especially when it comes to one’s weight.

How many times have you experienced someone commenting on your weight when they see you, either that you’ve gained or lost weight?

How many times have you experienced the comment “you look great” followed by a comment about your weight or the question “have you lost weight”? (Which really means we equate “looking great” with “losing weight”.)

How many times have people asked you about what you are eating or what kind of exercise regimen are you on because of your appearance? Or have you also experienced someone suggesting a diet you should follow to lose weight?

I can tell you that I’ve experienced all of the above.

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Dear One,

Can we talk about exercise and workouts for just one moment in a “keeping it real” kinda way?
I thought so….that’s why I love ya! :)

For years, I ran for exercise …5k’s, charity events, treadmills,up and down my neighborhood, along the beach, around the track …and even did a marathon.

And…

I hated running.

Took me a long time to get clear about that and admit it, but it was/is the truth.

I did it because I thought that’s what you had to do to lose weight.

Or get in shape.

Or be fit….

Or be worthy…because weight and worth were deeply intertwined for me.

And you know what?

Running didn’t give me any of those things…not weight loss or worth or happiness in my body.

The truth was I was already worthy of everything I thought thinness would give me or being “fit” could provide.

And I learned that I could release weight and gain health without torturing my body with an activity I hated doing.

This is not a bash on running…it’s a bash on doing any kind of fitness that you dread but think you “have” to do. If you love running, please keep doing it!

But for me, running was the thing I dreaded but did.

Here’s the truth : the more joy you feel in your body, the more likely it is that you will keep coming back to an activity…and the more embodied you are, the more delight your body will feel. Pleasure is an incredibly powerful catalyst for health, emotional well being, and for your body to find the happy, healthy weight that works for Her.

You can feel challenged by a class or activity, but if you don’t feel joy , let.it.go! Seriously. All forms of self-torture, drop it.

As soon as a way of moving feels like a chore instead of a privilege, be willing to try something new that makes your body say “yes”. You can not get a body you love by torturing and hating the body you have. You fall in love with your body by treating Her right and moving Her in ways that she loves.

Bodies and what bodies need change…be willing to be flexible in your approach. For now, I only run when chased, in a hurry, and maybe for a small sprint …no more miles to log in a week! And
I can’t tell you how happy me and my body are because of that!

Is there a way of moving you need to let go….or add in…to create more Body Joy and Body Freedom? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.

Italy Updates!

I am in full planning mode for our upcoming retreat to Tuscany this September, The Pleasure Path Retreat.

In fact, I’m heading back there next week to get things in order and share videos of this magical place!

If you haven’t checked out all the details for this week long adventure, please go here now!

The most incredible week awaits you…
Take a sneak peak with me…let’s take a look into what it could be like for you…

Can you imagine yourself waking up in the Tuscan hillside…

A lovely detox juice awaits you as you look outside your window to see nothing but green, lush landscapes and incredible scenery.

After a relaxed start to your morning, you go to your daily class/movement adventure focused on….pleasure. That’s right…no bootcamp or sacrificing your joy…

You’ll dive deep into how Pleasure and JOY can transform every aspect of your life…
(Isn’t that a fun way to invoke change??)

Your day continues with tons of laughter, bonding, lazy time at the pool and/or
going on excursions to the breathtaking coastline of the Cinque Terre…
riding your bike along the walled, historic city of Lucca…
eating the best cheese and wine at a place you walk to, no car needed..
rejuvenating yourself in healing, thermal waters…

Each day, you savor the most incredible, authentic, locally-sourced, cuisine..and change the way you think about food and your body by experiencing the Italian way of enjoying both!

This ain’t no boring Italy tour….you’ll live like a local and have your self-development unfold in the most delightful way.

Early bird discount ends this week!!! So if you want in, this is the time.

Click HERE to learn more.

Questions or concerns? Email me by hitting REPLY and I will happily answer them!!
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All my love,
Anita

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Hello, My Dear!!

And Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Well….I’ve been wanting to make today’s video for a LONG time now…

Because for so many years and with so many clients, I hear time and time again women believing that their weight is holding them back from finding love, attracting love, and/or keeping things hot with their partner.

Is this you?
Have you been thinking that love hasn’t arrived because of the number on the scale? Or that your attractiveness is contingent on your body’s shape?

Then you MUST watch today’s video!
I’m sharing the truth from my own dating life and boyfriends past…you won’t want to miss this journey down memory lane!

The last thing I want to say about this topic is this:
Do you really want a man who would only love you if you fit into a narrow perspective of beauty?
A man who is that superficial?

I think not!!

Whatever your body journey and transformation is, make sure you are doing it for YOU, for your own health and well-being. Don’t let the false belief that love only comes to those who are of a certain shape or size be the reason why you go on this journey. I promise you, the more you love on you and your shape/body at every and any size, the more attractive you will be!

I love you so much!!!
Let me know your thoughts!
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Dear One,

Before I get into cravings, I just want to remind ALL my LA Ladies that our first “The Well Workshop for Women” of 2017 is THIS SUNDAY from 5-7 pm in Mar Vista, CA.

If you’ve been feeling especially inspired to take action in your life, to support other women and social causes that matter to you, and want to join a collective group of women who want to do the same, I’m telling you, YOU need to be here…especially since we will be talking about your 2017 Soul Goals. You can learn more and register by going HERE.


Ok, let’s talk cravings…even for the healthy treats you love….

Are you doomed to never enjoy chocolate again?
Do you feel like even those Paleo treats keep you wanting more?

Believe me, I feel you!

But hang on…I’ve got some good news.

Now, when it comes to cravings, there are many different factors that are involved (emotions, stress, sleep, hormones, the quality of the food, etc.) but for today, I just want to offer one simple tip, one that has made a world of difference for me and my private clients.

Once I paid attention to this (and how it connected with certain foods in particular) , it allowed me to be a more empowered eater and learn how to set myself up for both success and pleasure with food.

Check out the videp and let me know what you think!
I think this could really help you. :)

With love,
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