Anna speaks with Master Level coach and kindred spirit Holly Toronto. Holly works to reunite women with a sense of love, respect and ownership of their own bodies. She shows women they have inner value, completely separate from society’s beauty norms, and the emphasis placed on appearance, and teaches them to believe in that inner value on a deep level. She and Anna discuss the fascinating, sometimes enraging connection between how women restrict and limit themselves, and the history of how women have been vilified for taking up space, and sharing knowledge.
In this episode:
- How we can move away from seeing our value as linked to our physical appearance
- What nature and nurture mean for our self-worth
- Why Holly calls refers to her own body a ‘her’ rather than an ‘it’, and gets her clients to do the same thing
- What Intuitive Eating is and why restrictive eating always backfires
- How we can rebuild trust in our bodies
- What ‘compliant woman programming’ is
- The five signs or manifestations that you’re a ‘compliant woman’
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More about Holly Toronto
Holly Toronto is a Certified Master Level Coach who has 5 years of experience helping women stop prioritizing other people’s expectations of beauty, belief or behavior so that they can live their life from a place of Wholeness, fully aligned with the truth of who they are.
She uses an intuitive and spiritual approach that is constantly guiding her clients back to themselves, helping them fall in love with their own, unique and powerful voice, build partnership with their wise and beautiful bodies and embody a spirituality that guides and directs the bold lives they desire to live.
Quotes from this episode:
It’s like we’re trained to relate to our bodies as a separate thing. It’s almost like we are moving through the world as the eyes that are watching us, versus actually seeing out of our own eyes.
On respecting our bodies
So like, let’s stop calling our bodies vehicles, vessels, temples – this objectifying machine-y type language – and actually talk about our bodies as the human beings that they are
Quote from The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
“A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one.”
Links and resources:
Free Body Gratitude Meditation: https://hollytorontocoaching.lpages.co/body-gratitude-meditation/
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/143221746427796