Dr. Melody Moore on Fierce Self-Love

Melody Moore, Ph.D., RYT is a social entrepreneur, a licensed Clinical Psychologist, yoga teacher, author, and speaker. She is the founder of the Embody Love Movement Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to empower girls and women to celebrate their inner beauty, commit to kindness, and contribute to meaningful change in the world. Dr. Moore’s work has been featured in the books Yoga and Body Image (eds. Klein and Guest-Jelly) and Yoga and Eating Disorders: Ancient Healing for Modern Illness (eds. Costin and Kelly) as well as National Geographic Magazine, Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Mantra, Elephant Journal, and Origin Magazine. She created the collegiate BodyImage3D program for Delta Delta Delta, and is their subject matter expert on self-love and body acceptance. She is the National Eating Disorder Association’s advice columnist, an advisor for World Muse, and a faculty member for Off the Mat, Into the World, a social-profit that empowers leaders to become conscious activists. In 2015, she was featured as one of ten “Game Changers” by the Yoga Journal and chosen as one of 100 “Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide” by EBW2020.

Here are a few of the big topics we talked about:

  • How women “grow into” body dissatisfaction in their families of origin

  • What FIERCE self-love looks like and feels like

  • How self-love is contagious

  • How to love ourselves despite of all of our darkness and imperfections

  • How the practice of yoga plays into Melody's practice of self-love

  • Yoga is about feeling and not doing

  • How can we release our shame around being who we are

  • When we release our own self-criticism we are also able to release our judgement of others

  • What it means to “outsource your self-worth” and how to change that

In Melody's Voice:

Offer yourself the chance to keep coming back to the truth of who you are.”

The more loving I am toward myself, the more you're going to love you in my presence.”

It's necessary to learn to be with ourselves.”

I'm not waiting any more to love myself.”

Our brilliance comes to us in stillness.”

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