Mind – Story

What's your story? What do you believe? About yourself, your body, your worth? What did you grow up thinking about exercise? Food? Family? Friendship? What do you value? Do you think about beauty? How do you relate those ideals to you and your physical self? Do you love your body or loathe it? Why? If I asked you to stand in front of a mirror, buck naked in broad daylight and just stare at yourself–how would that make you feel? Does being "healthy" seem like a punishment? And what does healthy even mean?​

Image by Etienne Girardet
Image by 🇸🇮 Janko Ferlič

Life is a collection of stories. So much is cool about that–not only is narrative open to interpretation, but you can change the theme or the meaning any time you want. Maybe your story right now is that you hate working out and maybe that's because of some other story that happened in your past. Let's look at that, but let's do it while we're walking on the beach, laughing about how our parents or coaches or teachers or camp counselors or kids in our class right fucked us up. We can laugh about it. And then maybe we can go about writing a different story.