10 Steps to Loving Your Body (No Matter What Size You Are)
Publisher : Pearlsong Press
Description
As a young woman Pat Ballard almost died trying to starve her body into a societally approved size. In 10 Steps to Loving Your Body (No Matter What Size You Are) she shares the steps she created ―and took―to heal the damage of years of dieting. Join her in celebrating size diversity, self esteem, positive body image, and health at every size.



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Body Wisdom to Replace Body Warfare

"If you're a woman, odds are you're not happy with your body. You probably can't remember when you weren't at war with your belly or your thighs. (Men are beginning to catch up with their own versions of body discontent.) Western culture provides you with a steady stream of images and advice about an often unattainable "right" way to look, feeding your feelings that you just aren't acceptable as you are.

"Enter Pat Ballard with 10 Steps to Loving Your Body (No Matter What Size You Are) to supply a badly-needed alternative voice! Ballard's easy-to-read, easy-to-use volume  is like having your own personal coach and cheerleader for ending the warfare and making peace with the body you have. She's out in front to show you the way, behind you to nudge you forward, and beside you offering support and encouragement for every step (all 10!) of your journey. She accomplishes this with guidelines (" . . . our bodies know what they want to look like"), worksheets to practice new ways of thinking and behaving (". . .look for 10 good things about [your] body and try to develop them"), and the greatest collection of inspirational quotes for body-love and general self-respect you're likely to find anywhere (for example, from Gloria Steinem, "Each individual woman's body demands to be accepted on it's own terms." Or, from an unknown author, "'It's not who you are that holds you back; it's who you think you're not.")

"10 Steps
is your body's best friend in pocket form. I'm delighted to have it on hand to recommend―personally and professionally―to anyone struggling with body image and the inkling that it's better to embrace than fight the one-and-only body you have."

Susan Schulherr
author of  Eating Disorders for Dummies


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Pat Ballard
Pat Ballard is the Queen of Rubenesque Romances and author of 10 Steps to Loving Your Body (No Matter What Size You Are).
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