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BODY LOVE (RACHEL DORE, PSY.D.) 13 Feb 2014

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Happy Valentines Day, Lithers!

I say “I love you” all the time. And I always mean it. I have so much love for the people in my life. Other things I love: chocolate, leggings, big & messy hair, kittens, Lithe, sleeping, puns, things that are monogrammed, the color red, Oreos, binge-watching television shows on Netflix, and pants with elastic waistbands. To all of these things in my life: I love you!

I even love being Dr. Dore (most days)! I recently took the plunge into full-time employment as a Post-Doctoral Resident at a hospital for women with eating disorders.

I work a lot with patients to de-emphasize the importance of the body’s physical appearance and re-focusing that mental energy onto the underlying psychological factors that are blah blah blah…

Boring. And, more importantly, I am a hypocrite.

I don’t always practice what I preach. I complain to my friends about random things I “hate” about my body.  I talk about my muscular shoulders with a pained look on my face. I engage in fat talk. I have ill-fitting clothes in my closet that I refuse to donate.

I do these things, even though I know the statistics relating body satisfaction to all of these other awesome things in life that I want. I know how important it is embrace your body, flaws and all.  But that doesn’t mean it’s easy! I’ve met women who are totally there. I want to join that club. I have read that body satisfaction increases with age. Every year, I’ll remind myself of that.

In the mean time, I’ll be making a more conscious effort to reconcile my feelings in other ways. In the spirit of Saint Valentine, I decided to write a love-letter to a part of my body that endures much self-criticism. I encourage you all to do the same (and please share!)

Stay tuned to see how I turned a major self-perceived flaw into my most coveted asset…

Image of Lithe Instructor Rachel Dore, PSY.D. wearing Lithe's Hot-stepper dress via Dom

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Love taking Rachel's classes!! I have to say Lithe instructors have pretty impressive resumes, so it is nice to hear that they have all the normal doubts everyone else has, too!!

Love it! <3 Thanks doc!

Bridg, I assure you... we totally do! Meghan- glad you like! my pleasure <3

All women should read this!

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