2021 Transform Your Health Summit
Program & Replays
Loving Your Good Enough Body: How Letting Go of Perfection Brings Freedom and Joy
When we strive for a perfect picture of embodiment, we are not only bound to be disappointed, but we also forget a far deeper truth—that our bodies are the vulnerable, beautiful vessels with which we navigate the lessons of this world. Dayna Macy shares how learning to really listen to our body with attention and kindness, while loosening the grip of self-judgment and the judgment of others, leads us to healthier food choices, and greater health, vibrancy, and joy for the bodies we’re in.
In This Session:
- Why body, mind and spirit are co-equals and all deserve a place at the table
- Why kindness is the key to finding our comfortable bodies and taking joy in them
- Why taking the long-view is essential in our journey towards healthy bodies and spirits
Dayna Macy is author of Ravenous: A Food Lover's Journey from Obsession to Freedom. Her memoir asked one question —how could she, a food lover and lifelong overeater, learn to be satisfied? Her memoir detailed her travels across the country, meeting the people who helped her untangle the complicated nexus lying beneath this question, leading her to discover some basic truths on her quest to lose weight and find her comfortable body. She discovered that kindness is essential, that perfection is the enemy of the good, and that all bodies, no matter what shape or size, are magnificent and intelligent allies on our path to spiritual wholeness.
Dayna was formerly the director of communications for The Shift Network and has led the communications departments for many storied media companies, including Yoga Journal, where she also wrote many essays about women, spirituality, and body image.