We are kicking off a new series this week about our bodies. Here at Sanctuary Woman, we are intentional about making our spirituality an embodied one, and repairing the holy connection between our spiritual and sexual selves. So for the next few weeks, we are going to explore what it looks like to pursue being at peace with our bodies. And there’s no one better to start us off on this topic than Dr. Hillary McBride.
Dr. Hillary McBride is a registered psychologist. Her work in her private practice, teaching, and research, includes expertise at the intersections of spirituality and mental health, trauma, body image and eating disorders, embodiment, and feminist psychology. Her first book, Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image: Learning to Love Ourselves as We Are, was published in 2017. Her most recent book The Wisdom Of Your Body: Finding Healing, Wholeness, and Connection through Embodied Living, was just released in in 2021. She is the senior editor of the textbook Embodiment and Eating Disorders: Theory, Research, Prevention, and Treatment, which was published in 2018. She is also the host of Other People’s Problems, a podcast about therapy and mental health. If it’s not already obvious why I’ve asked Dr. Hillary Mcbride to join us here in the Sanctuary, it will soon be. Here is our conversation:
[Transcript coming soon!]
I want to close us out with a breath prayer:
Inhale: Speak to me, Oh God
Exhale: Through this good body.
Inhale: Help me seek wisdom
Exhale: From this good body.
Inhale: Help me know peace
Exhale: With this good body.
Inhale: I hear you, Oh God
Exhale: In this good body.