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Embody: The Body Positive Book


Imagine living in a world where people possess genuine self-love and experience their own authentic beauty—where compassion overcomes self-criticism, and having an appetite for life is both honored and valued. This is the world of The Body Positive.

Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!) brings to life the work of The Body Positive, the nonprofit organization founded in 1996 by Connie Sobczak and Elizabeth Scott, LCSW. With practical tools and personal stories, this book gives readers the opportunity to practice the five core Competencies of the Be Body Positive Model on a daily basis. It is a resource one can read cover to cover, and revisit time and again while moving through the inevitable changes that come with being human. A lifeboat in the sea of messages that demean bodies and pollute the world, Embody is a safe haven for all.

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All proceeds from sales of Embody directly from thebodypositive.org support our scholarship fund for workshops and leadership trainings. Electronic versions of the book are also available on iTunes and at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.

“Embody is a powerful addition to the Health at Every Size® community. It brings to life what we know from scientific evidence: people of all sizes can live active and healthy lives—and love themselves, too!”
—Linda Bacon, PHD, Author of Health At Every Size

Impressively Insightful
Impressively Insightful

“Embody touches the mind and heart as it demonstrates how to gain connection to our inner wisdom. Impressively insightful, an excellent resource.”

A beautiful, Wise, Practical Book
A beautiful, Wise, Practical Book

“A beautiful, wise, practical book that will empower a next generation to shed our culture of toxic ideas of perfectionism and bodily dissatisfaction. This book, and the Body Positive movement, are part of a compassionate revolution leading people to greater dignity and empowerment.”
—Dacher Keltner, PHD, Founding Director, Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley

“This is a gorgeous book filled with the wondering, awe-filled voices of people who have found they can lovingly care for themselves in their diverse bodies and circumstances. Our world desperately needs to see this is possible–and Connie serves it up in a feast of triumph and celebration.”

“I absolutely love Embody! The approach is so wise, intuitive, and grounded in solid science and research. I’ve been an eating disorder therapist for several years now and this is one of the best books I’ve read on body image, eating, exercise, and self-care. I’ve recommended it to many clients and colleagues. Connie’s writing has also positively impacted how I take care of myself and treat my own body.”
—Suzanne E. Stambaugh, PhD, Assistant Director and Licensed Psychologist,

University of South Florida St. Petersburg Wellness Center