Beauty Is A State Of Mind: A Touching Reminder- Day 296: 365 Radical Self Love Project

Beauty is in the mind of the beholder.

This morning a wonderfully amazing RSL member shared this video with us. It is so chalked full of Radical Self Lovin goodness that I just had to share with you all tonight.

Below is a video documenting a very powerful experiment in beauty.

Watch, reflect and be inspired!

It is what we think about who we are that matters the most. There is never a quick fix that will make us more beautiful than we have declared in our minds that we are. To be beautiful we must begin with thinking beautiful thoughts about ourselves- and then the transformation begins.

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

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Spirituality and Body Image- DAY 283: 365 Radical Self Love Project

Spiritual Guides To Healing Our Body Image

A fellow RSL member reached out to me the other day to request any books about positive body image.

The first person who came to my mind was the lovely Gabby Bernstein.

I would recommend both Spirit Junkie and May Cause Miracles.

Gabby teaches through her real life experiences with spirituality and body image in both of these books.

Additionally I would recommend Doreen Virtue’s book Constant Craving and her audio program Healing Your Appetite, Healing Your Life- A Spiritual Approach to Life and Weight Management.

And of course the ever amazing lady to started this entire spiritual community Louise Hay. Her book You Can Heal Your Life is a must have.

I also tracked down a really great interview Gabby did a while back which touches on body image from a spiritual perspective. I love all of these authors and speakers and have really resonated with each of these books/programs. I have gone through each one and I can say with full certainty these gems certainly helped along my path of self love, self acceptance and developing a more body positive self image.

Happy Exploring ❤

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

Mega Radical Self Love Emerges When Four Women Participate In A Photoshop Experiment: Day 247: 365 Radical Self Love Project

This morning I watched a fabulous video on UpWorthy. This video showcased 4 women who were given model makeovers and how they embraced the final result was astonishing.

We are all constantly bombarded with images and ideals of what it means to be beautiful, feminine and attractive. A lot of women get into the trap of thinking when I look like this I will be happy. And base those ideals on unattainable and unreal representations of reality.

This short video shows the journey of 4 women who when they see the final results of the makeovers and photo shoot have a absolutely incredible Radically Self Loving response.

Watching this was a fabulous reminder to me of how powerful we truly are, and even though these “messages of beauty” that we are constantly exposed to may be powerful it is no match for our inner knowing and the power of Radical Self Love.

Watch and be inspired 🙂


Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

Healthy Body, Healthy Love: How Our Body Image Shapes Our Relationship Success- Day 245: 365 Radical Self Love Project

Well it’s monthly workshop share time!!

This month is a juicy one!

“Healthy Body, Healthy Love: How Our Body Image Shapes Our Relationship Success”

In this month’s Radical Self Love Workshop series we are diving into the world of body image, health and relationships.The image we hold of our bodies is directly correlated with the outcome and harmony of our intimate and romantic relationships. In this month’s workshop we are going to identify the connection between how we see ourselves and the ways in which we show up for love and relationships.

In this workshop you will learn:

* How our health/body image habits directly mirror our patterns and habits in relationships.

* Why we fall back into old habits and new effective tools to embrace this normal experience.

* How to cultivate the harmony of positive self image, body image and relationship image.

*The fundamental importance of learning to embrace our shadow side with the beautiful energy of light and love.

radical self love kelsey grantWomen and men alike all struggle to some degree with body image. Like wise we all struggle to a degree in our ability to connect and thrive in romantic partnerships. The cause of both breakdowns is a block in love.

In this workshop we will be sharing HOW to uncover the blocks to love we all have in body image and drawing the incredible correlation that our body image has on our success in romance.

Only once the darkness within has been identified can it be transformed into something beautiful, something new, something worthy of love’s name.

If you are vibin with us and are ready to come rock out another fabulous Thursday session we will be starting promptly at 7. Please arrive early doors will open at 6:30. We will be in the love flow until 9pm!

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available in the link below or copy and paste this link into your browser (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/healthy-body-healthy-love-how-our-body-image-shapes-relationship-success-tickets-10707846457)

***If you are not in the Vancouver area and would like to join us you may purchase the audio of the live workshop for $11. Email me directly at rsl@kelseygrant.com with the subject line “February Virtual Workshop Details” and I will set you up from there! ***

This workshop IS for you if:

  • You have struggled with maintaining a positive self image and body image and feel ready and willing to make a substantial shift in your life.
  • You are interested in tools to increase your positive body image.
  • You are compassionate, self forgiving and embrace your ever growing evolution and expansion.
  • You are open minded and have embraced some level of spiritual connectivity.
  • You are looking for ways to enhance your romantic relationship and become a better partner.
  • You are keen on being surrounded by like minded positive, expansive and love filled community.
  • You are on your own unique journey of self love, self compassion, self awareness- and jump at the opportunity to soak up any resources and information that can contribute to your healing and growth.
  • You understand the importance of contribution and relate to yourself as someone who has a worth while perspective and you honour the contribution you are to your community.
  • You are committed to your personal transformation.
  • You believe in the power of love.

This workshop is not for you if:

  • You are looking for a quick fix
  • You are looking for dieting tips
  • You are closed off and naturally distrusting of new information or “happy people”
  • You don’t see the value in being on time, paying for workshops or being part of a high vibing community.
  • You are all talk and no action in your life.
  • You are more interested in looking at other peoples flaws and shortcomings than investigating your internal terrain.
  • You don’t believe in the power of love.

As always, whether or not this workshop or community is a fit for you, we honour you for stopping by and beam to you infinite blessings for your journey!!!

You can scoop up your ticket and additional event info HERE

 

Only Love,

Kelsey and Kristin

RSL’s Feature Friday: Lysa and Gina! Day 196: 365 Radical Self Love Project

OOOHHHH YAAAAA!! RSL’s FEATURE FRIDAY is back lovers!

To kick off this brand new year I have some very incredible women to introduce you all to!

radical self love kelsey grantToday’s feature are RSL members Lysa and Gina! These beautiful ladies are intuitive coaches who support women in establishing a positive, healthy and empowered relationship to food, their bodies, body image and weight. What we love so much about these ladies is the strong undertone of self love and self acceptance that flows through their work.

Collectively these two have released 40 Kilo’s (about 90 pounds) and have stayed slim for the past 20 years through their application of a self love approach to body image, body healing, health and weight.

 

Their approach to supporting women in their body love journey’s is rooted in their own personal experiences. Their willingness to authentically share their stories, their fears, their challenges and their truth is heart warming and deeply inspiring.

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As women we are constantly bombarded with images and messages that we are not enough. The impact of this is a lot of women, myself included, form a dysfunctional relationship to our bodies, our beauty, and our brilliance. Often this takes the form of some type of self harm, whether it be over eating, under eating or debilitating internal talk, the essence of self hatred is there. Lysa and Gina are two beautiful and gorgeous women who have found their way through this experience and who have bravely chosen to use their journey to and through self love to inspire and encourage women to develop a healthy sense of self, an empowering relationship to food and most importantly a beautifully loving relationship towards themselves.

radical self love kelsey grantWhat we love about their work is that they get to to core of WHY the dysfunctional pattern came into being. Without knowing the cause or root of why we do what we do our results often are unsustainable. Being highly intuitive Goddesses they gently and boldly explore the emotional and subconscious territory with their clients to lead them through towards a long term sustainable resolution. They teach women how to eat in a loving way, think about themselves in a loving way, and feel their emotions in a compassionate and loving way.

radical self love kelsey grantThese women lead the way, through their example for women to give themselves permission to feel great, love what they see when they look in the mirror, fuel their bodies with the best energies and bring a fresh, positive and loving perspective to the health and wellness industry.

Here are two soul sisters, who have contributed to much positivity, honesty, integrity, compassion, friendship, kindness and love towards us here at Radical Self Love. We are beyond blessed to have these two beauties in our community and spreading the vibes of self love all over the world!

These two beautiful love faces are currently offering a Free E-book/14 Day Course called “Love Yourself Slim”. You can scoop up a copy here: http://bit.ly/1auFN8b

LOVE THESE LADIES!!!!

To connect with Lysa and Gina:

Website: http://www.lysaandgina.co.nz/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lysaandgina
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LysaGina

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

KG

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What Hyper Criticalness Taught Me About Body Image And Radical Self Love Day 57: 365 RSL Project

So last night I had a full on meltdown.

Yup it happened. Within a couple hours of me posting the blog and admitting that when I am on the verge of something big my ego usually pulls out all the stops to keep me operating in the usual familiar ‘safe’ manor, I had an emotional breakdown.

Well it would appear I am on the verge of a breakthrough with my body image cause the ego has been rallying up quite a lil shit storm lately.

I_love_my_bodyAs I mentioned a few weeks ago my relationship to my body has always fluctuated. I have observed a new pattern inside of my body image relationship. I compare. I’ve caught my ego in a mess of comparison lately and behaving this way has completely distorted my perception of myself and my body.

 

The wonderful part of the Radical Self Love journey is that my awareness is attuned to observe these patterns of behaviour and bring them up for transformation.

I logically and rationally know that comparison is the thief of joy and I am pretty good a noting when I am comparing in almost all areas of my life. When I do notice it I generally catch it, reframe it and let it go. The one area that still trips me up, in all honesty, is body image.

Inside of my breakdown last night one thing became very clear. The physical actions I take (exercise and eating healthy) really make minimal difference if my internal dialogue is abrasive and down right mean. Meaning the physical state of my body is a manifestation of the internal state of my mind and thoughts about myself. Everything is a mirror.

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One of my strong suits is my attention to detail and the value I place on high standards and high quality. While this serves me well in most areas there is a flip side to it. When I use attention to detail to place unreasonable expectations on myself and become incredible critical about my appearance.

When my partner and I dove into this conversation last night we were able to get to the root of my body image issue which is that I’m hyper critical of myself. I’m almost constantly comparing my body to my perception of other women and placing completely absurd expectations on how my body is supposed to look all the time. I am really hard on myself for the way I look compared to the way I think I should look and most importantly I do not speak in a kind and loving way towards myself when I get caught in the trap of the ego and comparison.

935850_600609979962295_1137674081_nThe reason I am sharing this with you all today is simple. When things are out in the open I can no longer ‘get away’ with running these patterns of behaviour and self sabotage. I love how my body feels when my thoughts and emotions are in harmony with feeling good, being appreciative and loving towards the way I look. Any time I am able to do that something shifts in the physiology of my body. My eyes are brighter, my skin glows, my body looks and feels more toned. There is an energy I emit when I am in alignment with my true essence and practicing a positive relationship with my body and the image I hold about myself.

Today I got to practice this moment to moment, one step at a time. I gave my word to myself this morning to see the beauty in my body and to do things that were aligned with maintaining the positive self perception. How did my day go? Pretty well.

First to shift my energy in a big time way I focused on something greater than myself, being of service. To do this I rocked a clearing meditation and then invested in a 3 hr Radical Self Love coaching session with a client. Our session took us into a full day adventure of eating clean, hot yoga, green smoothies, green juice and lots and lots of love. I ended the day with an amazing follow up conversation with my partner, who held the space of compassion, understanding and unconditional love.

It’s a start and tomorrow when I wake up I am going to choose to be loving towards my self and my body. I will continue to wake up day after day and make this conscious choice and commitment until the new perception totally sinks in. However long it takes, I’m willing to do it. After all, I am worth it 😉

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Radical Self Love to the MAX!!

Kels

My Journey Towards a Healthier & More Positive Relationship to Food Day 45: 365 RSL Project

A huge part of my Radical Self Love journey has involved the incorporation of high vibrational and healthy foods.

I have learned what I put into my body has a direct correlation to what I get out of my body (and mind) and knowing this  has truly helped me develop a more positive self image and enables me to make more aligned and healthy choices when it comes to fuelling my vessel.

Food hasn’t always been an such a positive experience for me. For years I struggled with body image and having a pretty dysfunctional relationship to food. The youngest memory I have of this negative self image was when I was in 4th grade and thought I was fat. From there I created years and years of challenge and struggle with food.

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In my early 20’s after my main party phase had come to an end something inside of me urged me to make some pretty serious life changes. I left a dysfunctional relationship, went back to school, completed my degree and began to learn about health and fitness. From there I was able to (with years of dedication and focus) to shift my habits with food, thus significantly changing my physical body.

When my physical body was in the most optimal shape I had ever been in I was urged again by this little voice/guidance system within to go to the next level. This meant going inward into the patterns of my mind and really starting the journey of self awareness, personal growth and development. It was in this learning where I began to see that the ongoing negative self talk I had really made me feel shitty, and when I felt shitty I would just eat foods that mirrored my internal state of crappy feelings. Food was an emotional escape from having to really get real with how I was talking to myself and treating myself on the inside.

As I developed a more loving and positive relationship to myself my food choices naturally shifted. No extreme diets, no crazy exercise plans. It came down to this question:

If I really loved myself would I eat what I’m about to eat knowing the impact it will have on my state of mind and my body?

When I checked in with myself if the food choice was going to benefit my growth and leave me honestly feeling better (physically, emotionally, spiritually) then I would do it. If any of those three weren’t met I would make a different choice which allowed me to stay on the path of feeling good.

This doesn’t mean that I never ate junk food again (I love chips and there is a good chance I always will). All this meant was I no longer was eating to avoid feeling the emotions I was experiencing. It meant that if I did want to eat some chips I would and I would feel happy and empowered about it. It also usually meant I would eat less of the crappy foods and eat more of the high vibin foods that left me feeling lighter and brighter.

imagesThere are days when it still surfaces and I really am challenged with viewing my body through a positive and empowered lens. When these moments arise I acknowledge them, I thank them for being and I revoke their invitation to stay and take over my experience. I have new coping mechanisms such as yoga and juicing which help nourish me on every level even when shit hits the fan.

This new perspective also birthed something I never imagined- A passion for cooking and creating beauty with food.  For the past 8.5 years I have immersed myself with learning new techniques, new cultures and mastering my ability to positively cook with intention. All the food I now make, I ensure I am vibin in a state of love and gratitude BEFORE I ever being the process of creation. I allow my skill of attention to detail, my values of high quality and my desire to make sure people are really taken care of to shape the experience of food creation.

Tonight I was blessed with the opportunity to do something I honestly love and prepare food for those I love. I rocked a beautiful summer salad with the best ingredient I know ~ LOVE 😉photo

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

p.s. I’ll post the recipe for the salad on the FB page tomorrow! Check it out if you wanna re-create your own version of this beauty!