Maggie Jones is part of this community, my yoga teacher, and my friend. I have been waiting for the right time to quote her and now seems like the perfect time. Maggie is celebrating what would have been her baby Olive’s second birthday. Sweet baby Olive’s body was taken from this earth by childhood cancer. Her sweet angel spirit, however, will live on forever. Happy birthday, Angel.
“My pregnancy with Olive helped me find deep appreciation and love for my body in a culture that tells me it is imperfect. And wow, a lot of energy is freed up when you aren’t so focused on trying to change how you look.” ~ Maggie Jones
This sense of body-freedom is one of the countless gifts from sweet Olive. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with the rest of us, Maggie, so that we all might feel a little more free in our own bodies. And thank you for allowing us to celebrate you and your Olive too.
Lisa Vincent is a personal growth Life Coach, Lifestyle Coach, EFT Practitioner, Workshop Leader, and Course Instructor. She co-developed the online course Overcoming Jealousy , and developed and facilitates the Loving Your Body Workshop for Women. She is also the author of the forthcoming book, 50 Ways to Love Your Body NOW: Without Changing a Thing. Contact her for a free 20-minute consultation to see how she can help you to love your body, embrace a healthy life-style, quiet self-judgement and criticism, overcome jealousy, insecurity, or loneliness, release unhealthy partnerships, produce loving relationships, or create a more peaceful, joyful experience of life. You can contact her through Twitter, Facebook, and her website.