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059 Build your positive self talk muscle | Marla Mervis-Hartmann

Not liking myself means that I get to play it small. Not liking my body means that I don’t have to show up in the world in a certain way. So some ways it’s a kind of scapegoat to play small
— Marla Mervis-Hartmann -

Do you have a healthy relationship with your body? Marla Mervis-Hartmann, a Reiki Master and Teacher, has followed her passion for women’s health down many paths of study and helps people to answer yes to the question: do you love your body?

She struggled with the obsession of not liking her body, over-exercising a lot, under-eating and then over-eating and bingeing.  Moving from the stress and negative behaviours to acceptance and self-love changed her relationship with her body and her life.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Marla Mervis-Hartmann

We spoke about 

  • Marla’s journey to acceptance
  • Why some people aren’t loving the body they’re in
  • How we create a negative body image
  • The impact of body image on our lives
  • Is food really the issue?
  • Taking control of your self talk
  • A practical way of looking at self love
  • Marla’s tips for living fabulously

Value Quotes 

“As we know anxiety just ain’t good for anything”

“We’ve got this crazy ideal of stick thin models who don’t really even look like that themselves”

“So lots of times this not enough feeling that we’re feeling; it shows up physically but it can really be a tell-tale sign of a deeper ‘I’m not enough’”

“Saying that we love ourselves or saying yeah I’m ok with what I look like is not the norm”

“Not liking myself means that I get to play it small. Not liking my body means that I don’t have to show up in the world in a certain way. So in some ways it’s a kind of scapegoat to play small”

“When I work with people it’s not about figuring out what you’re going to eat. It’s about figuring out why you’re so concerned about what you want to eat”

“Get really clear and become very aware of how you are talking to yourself”

“Give some positivity to what you know about yourself to be true”

“If I care about myself and love myself then I am going to take a more positive action”

“When we surrender to what we look like its then that we can actually find ourselves, its then when we can then have more love for ourselves”

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Until next time fabulous podcast listener, I’m Bev and I invite you to live the fab life with me now!

Episode Links

You can find Marla Mervis-Hartman at:

Website: www.loveyourbodyloveyourself.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loveyourbodyloveyourself/

Marla’s TEDx talk - The Secret Ingredient to Feeling Good in your Body: https://youtu.be/nEVjlT9B6dU

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