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Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant
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Hilary Kinavey, MS, LPC and Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD founded Be Nourished on the idea that body trust is a birthright. They believe people who live compassionately in the bodies they have will change the world for everyone. Their passion is helping people lose the weight of body shame and create the change they seek from a deeper place. Be Nourished offers programs, workshops, retreats, and eCourses to help people cultivate body trust. Find out more by visiting

Entries by Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant

The Not-So-Sexy Origins of Body Shame

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2015 | 1:37 PM

Body trust is something we are born with and somewhere along the way it gets hijacked -- by the culture, our parents, and health care providers to name a few. We never consent to this. We are far too young to know what is going on when the narrative about...

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10 Reasons NOT to Focus on Your Weight in the New Year

(7) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 4:04 PM

As the new year approaches, the siren song of the dieting and cosmetic fitness industries are at their loudest. People working to heal their relationship with food and body can feel tempted by all of these hope-filled commercials that say "it can be different this time." So here are 10...

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The End of Fat Talk

(1) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 10:38 AM

Most people, fat or thin, have engaged in fat talk at some point in their life. Many grow up in households where it runs rampant, hearing size shaming comments from parents, watching moms bash their own bodies while getting dressed, having grandparents pinch parts of their bodies or making comments...

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The Body Trust Revolution

(3) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 6:58 PM

It is completely normal to not like (or love) your body and it has become a frightening trans-generational epidemic. Body shame is deeply embedded and culturally sanctioned. And, I think its days could be numbered. You see, I have had the same conversation about body shame with 70-year-old women and...

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I Am a Woman Reclaiming Body Trust

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 5:22 PM

I am a woman reclaiming trust in my body. My hunger, my appetites, my longings, my skin, my bones, my size are mine for the taking. I take back my worthiness, my belonging in the world of beautiful and diverse beings. I live without apology for the straight lines and...

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(10) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 1:15 PM

You have a reunion coming up. There is a friend's wedding in the near future. Your family's beach vacation is around the corner. Your intention is to "lose a few." Time passes. You go to visit your family. They say "You look great." Relief. Worse: They don't say anything. Shame......

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