Body Image: Learn to Love Yourself (the No-B.S. Method) – with Kate Marolt

What thoughts do you have when you think about your body? Do you know how to love yourself? What thoughts do you have when you think about your body? In this episode Kate Marolt and I get real about the self-love your body truly needs, how to de-program cultural expectations and how to break habits like perfectionism that keep us from living a full life.

The struggle with body image: Kate Marolt’s Story

Kate Marolt’s dislike of her body began early in her childhood. In this episode, Kate shares her story of the struggles she experienced as a child and well into adulthood. If you struggle at all with loving yourself, you will love hearing Kate’s story of her turning point and how she continues to develop the habit of loving her body. Listen in and be inspired on your own journey toward loving your body.

What does self-love for your body really mean?

Do you understand what it means to love yourself? Do you want to know how to start deprogramming some of the negative thinking and cultural expectations around your body? In my conversation today with Kate Marolt, she explains how to begin thinking of your body as a good friend, someone you care a lot about. Listen in and learn how to take steps toward loving your body and expanding your capacity for living.

A self-love exercise you can do any time

Do you want to know how to get started on learning to love yourself? I very much enjoyed the self-love exercise that Kate Marolt leads us through in this episode. You can do it any time. Listening to this podcast will help you understand what self-love is and why it is important. When you join in on the self-love exercise, you’ll feel what a difference it can make for your body and your soul.

Self-love is a habit you build, not something you arrive at

Perfectionism tells you that you have to arrive at something before you can be deemed worthy. But worthiness, or loving yourself, is not some you accomplish or arrive at, it is a lifelong habit that you develop. In this episode, Kate Marolt talks about the choices we can make every day to build the habit of loving ourselves. Join us for this conversation and begin to release the demands of perfectionism in your life.

Episode Highlights

  • 0:59 – Intro to this episode with Kate Marolt, Founder of Unbound Living.
  • 2:00 – Kate’s story of struggling with body image and how she got into women’s healing.
  • 6:35 – The turning point in Kate’s struggle with body image.
  • 11:24 – What does self-love for your body really mean?
  • 14:50 – When your body says one thing and your mind says another
  • 16:20 – Why worthiness is a habit we build, not something we arrive at
  • 18:24 – Is there science behind self-love or is it more abstract?
  • 22:22 – An exercise to help with self-love
  • 29:06 – How do we bring self-love and acceptance to our bodies as we age?
  • 33:06 – Kate shares her current challenges in building the habit of self-love

Resources Mentioned

1. Favorite book for women?

2. Favorite self-care hack?

  • Practicing “frameworks, not formulas.”

3. Best piece of advice and who gave it to you?

  • “You can do whatever you want, but you have to step up and claim it.” – High school mentor, Patrick Combs)

4. Female CEO or thought leader you’re into right now?

5. One piece of advice you’d give your 5 years younger self?

  • “Keep going. It’s OK if you don’t know where this is all going to end up. Keep doing what you’re doing, and don’t forget to breathe.”

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