PLUS MODEL MAGAZINE October 2015, Love Your Body Issue - Page 51

Rachel Blog: moretolovewithrachel.com FB: facebook.com/MoreToLoveWithRachel plusmodelmag.com 10.15 #plusmodelmag inspiration + style Twitter + IG: @RachelEstapa I believe the body is a touch-stone to connect with something deeper inside which needs attention. We give a lot of energy to forcing ourselves, our bodies, to be what we think it SHOULD be; this causes a lot of unnecessary stress and worry and takes away from the simple pleasure which comes when we appreciate and acknowledged ourselves in the moment. I see the body as a portal to understand and connect with all the various pieces that create our whole selves. The art of being body-positive is in learning how to make it okay for you to experience being YOU. And I have found that an honest approach is an act of body-love AND self-love.