As an overweight woman, I have spent a lifetime struggling against the Mean Voice in my head that looks in the mirror after a shower and spews out some variation of "Ugly/Fat/Stupid/Worthless." One of the most transformational things ever said to me about this was (of course) Sam saying as we made love, "Making love with you is like driving a Ferrari. Your body is so responsive!" Now sometimes that voice can overwhelm the Mean Voice. I love being a Ferrari.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Lasting Impressions VI
Another generous friend has shared her experience with her body image and a statement a loved one said to her which left a lasting impression. This one has had more positive ramifications than others folks have shared: