Today, I had the following thought and posted it on Facebook:
I would love to be part of/create a local body positivity/acceptance/embrace you/radical self love group. A group that doesn’t discuss weight or flabby arms. A group that would teach us to appreciate ourselves as much as we do others. A group that embraces where we are at right now. If someone wants to eat healthier (not DIEt) or exercise for strength and mental health (vs punishment/I consumed a piece of cake), we encourage each other. If you just want to eat macncheese, we will not judge and will like you just the same since it is the person that matters, not what we put in our mouth. We spend so much time calorie counting and obsessing over every bite, we miss out on the enjoyment of life.
I then added:
The same applies to being praised for being too busy or feeling low because you deem yourself as lazy. You are enough as is.
There are a few people who seem interested and I decided to start a group on Facebook. But what should I call it, “An Encompassing Welcome” or “An Encompassing Breath” or who knows what? I was very tuned into the word encompassing though. Embrace, which is a great positivity movement, has the best, succinct name: Embrace. Perfection.
I have this blog page that I have abandoned some time ago. I no longer wish to write depressing blogs or talk about the stressors in life. I also feel it unfair to blog about my son as he grows older and starts joining social media himself.
Therefore, I decided to twist this blog’s title into my new group: Stop the Spinning Wheels. My first post is below:
For years, I had a blog called Spinning Wheels: A Journey into the Autism Spectrum. I named it after an activity my son regularly did: spin wheels. However, the idiom of spinning wheels is to waste energy going nowhere. This group’s aim is to stop that spinning wheel – stop obsessing over the scale, calorie counting, being perfect, etc. This group is to encourage and teach each other that we all are fantastic as we are!
I am very excited about this new blog direction and FB group. Hopefully, I will see wordpress sooner than later!