“I know it’s tough to feel beautiful, radiant, enchanting. I know it’s one of umpteen battles you’re going through.
I know there’s a lot of pressure from society to look and be something that would ultimately make you feel dead inside trying to fit the bill. I know it’s something only you can fix. And I don’t mean that you can change the world, but I know your matters and all of its little nooks and crannies that make you, you matter. And I just want you to know that I love them as much as I love you. And nothing else can match the feeling when you finally believe in all of that beauty, all of that magic, that you are,” – Dáe D. Lee
“Who would ever think that so much went on in the soul of a young girl.” – Anne Frank
“I am grateful for the people who pushed me away, the situations that broke me down and the days when I didn’t know if I would make it to tomorrow. My darkest moments created the light within me today.” – Alex Elle
“Broken and yet she was still a healer. Doing things that only strong woman could do. With pain in her eyes and cracks in her heart, she put on her best self and inspired all things beautiful. She is you.” – r.h. Sin
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” – Rumi
“I have a belly. And I have cellulite. And I still deserve love.” – Amy Schumer
“Life is too short to spend it at war with yourself.” – Anonymous
“The sunrise, of course, doesn't care if we watch it or not. It will keep on being beautiful, even if no one bothers to look at it.” – Gene Amoie
“Sometimes your soulmate is yourself. Sometimes you have to be the love of your life until you discover that type of love in someone else.” – r.h. Sin
“Document the moments when you feel most in love with yourself, what you're wearing, who you're around, what you're doing. Recreate and repeat.” – Warsan Shire
“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.” – Steve Maraboli
“This is a call to arms. A call to be gentle, to be forgiving, to be generous with yourself. The next time you look into the mirror, try to let go of the story line that says you're too fat or too sallow, too ashy or too old, your eyes are too small or your nose too big; just look into the mirror and see your face. When the criticism drops away, what you will see then is just you, without judgment, and that is the first step toward transforming your experience of the world.” – Oprah Winfrey
“You are not a mistake. You are not a problem to be solved. But you won't discover this until you are willing to stop banging your head against the wall of shaming and caging and fearing yourself.” – Geneen Roth; Author of Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything
“Beauty shouldn’t be about changing yourself to achieve an ideal or be more socially acceptable. Real beauty, the interesting, truly pleasing kind, is about honoring the beauty within you and without you. It’s about knowing that someone else’s definition of pretty has no hold over you” – Golda Poretsky
“You are so much more than how you look.” – The Goddess Rebellion
“How beautiful would it be if we could just see souls instead of bodies? ” – Karen Quan
“It's never been true, not anywhere at any time, that the value of a soul, of a human spirit, is dependent on a number on a scale.” – Geneen Roth
“Our bodies were printed as blank pages to be filled with the ink of our hearts.” – Michael Biondi
“As a child, I never heard one woman say to me, 'I love my body'. Not my mother, my elder sister, my best friend. No one woman has ever said, 'I am so proud of my body.' So I make sure to say it to Mia [her daughter], because a positive physical outlook has to start at an early age.” – Kate Winslet
“How I feel about myself is more important than how I look. Feeling confident, being comfortable in your skin ... that’s what really makes you beautiful.” – Bobbi Brown
“I stand in awe of my body.” – Henry David Thoreau
“Everybody has a part of her body that she doesn’t like, but I’ve stopped complaining about mine because I don’t want to critique nature’s handiwork. My job is simply to allow the light to shine out of the masterpiece.” – Alfre Woodard
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn
“We can't be so desperate for love that we forget where we can always find it; within.” – Alexandra Elle
“Feeling beautiful isn’t about a specific weight or how well you fit into your skinny jeans. Feeling beautiful is directly related to feeling healthy. And hear this: Healthy comes in many shapes and sizes. I believe the best way to raise your body confidence is to get excited about taking care of yourself.” – Gabby Bernstein
“You've always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.” – The Wizard of Oz
“Everybody has a chapter they don't read out loud.” – Anonymous
“No matter what happens, no matter how far you seem to be away from where you want to be, never stop believing that you will somehow make it. Have an unrelenting belief that things will work out, that the long road has purpose, that the things that you desire may not happen today, but they will happen. Continue to persist and persevere.” – Brad Gast
“Emotional weight adds inches to your waist.” – The Goddess Rebellion
“Transformation isn't sweet and bright. It's a dark and murky, painful pushing. An unraveling of the untruths you've carried in your body. A practice in facing your own created demons. A complete uprooting before becoming.” – Victoria Erickson
“It sounds like a cliche but I also learnt that you're not going to fall for the right person until you really love yourself and feel good about how you are.” – Emma Watson
“You will always see light after darkness.” – Anonymous
“Perfection isn’t welcomed here; I’d like to see your flaws.” – Alexandra Elle
“The day will be what you make it, so rise, like the sun, and burn.” – William C. Hannan
“Whatever makes time stop ... do that.” – The Goddess Rebellion
“Why is it that you search for your own beauty in the eyes of others?” – Emma Bleker
“You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.” – Melissa Etheridge
The Body Cheerleader mission is a quest to make self-love the norm, not a rebellion.
I once was told that when you begin to start working on yourself, to find someone who sees in you that which you cannot yet see.
As your Body Cheerleader, I want you to see yourself though my eyes—the gorgeous, glowing, compassionate, and resilient woman that you are.
As you are.
Here is to having a marvelous relationship with your body, not one of abuse.
Here is to finding contentment in the skin that is yours, and yours exclusively.
Since there will never be another you.
Here is to focusing less on the traits you wished you had, and instead adoring the ones you already do.
I am forever in your corner, pom-pom’s high, cheering for you on life’s sidelines—to love all of that which is you.
… Until the day you see it clearly for yourself.