Find Your Passion And Make Peace With Your Body


In addition to being a speaker, author and workshop/retreat leader, Rosie teaches body image courses at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Here is an excerpt from her post entitled: Getting to Body Peace


The time: Monday morning.  The scene: my closet.  The problem: what to wear to be on television. The challenge: the transition in weather makes me not want to wear long pants and a long sleeve jacket (my fall and winter professional wardrobe) but my spring wardrobe doesn’t really have anything that’s appropriate for television.   The result: one suit, six pairs of pants, and one dress strewn across the closet floor.

After the television segment (where I decided on a flowy, bright colored tunic that I normally wear with blue jeans but instead ultimately wore with black slacks to be more professional), one of the interviewers asked if I was totally fine with my body.

Cue: closet scene.

Click here to read more about how Rosie found her passion and came to peace with her body.

Are you at peace with your body? Do you find yourself worrying about how you look more than you would like? Let us know your thought in the comments section of this post.

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Image Source: Print of Original Ink Drawing Love Illustration Hedgehog Flower Woodland Decor Black & White 5×7 by mikaart on Etsy

Road Map For Resilience: 8 Steps to Help Get You Back On Track

A reader asked Rosie recently:

How does one build resilience in herself?

How does she exercise it?  

Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s take a look at the word resilience.

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Back in the fall of 2010, Rosie’s dad experienced some serious health issues that changed her family’s lives. Unexpected complications left everyone at the brink emotionally and through this series of events she she discovered eight steps that helped get her back on track.

In her post Road Map to Resilience, she tells the story and how she discovered those eight steps that helped get her back on track.

If you’ve ever found yourself feeling physically, mentally and emotionally at your end, you will want to check out the post in its entirety.

Click here for the 8 Steps to Help Get You Back on Track.


What is on your road map for building resilience?  What have you heard learned through difficult challenges or periods of resilience?

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Half way looking at the road map by Kitty Terwolbeck on Flickr (cc)

lined paper by Erica Hargreave on Flickr (cc)