Dear Body

I’m sorry I’ve ignored you for so long.

I am sorry that I have not been listening to you. I’m sorry for shaming you, being angry at you, blaming you and being fearful of you.

I recognized that you are trying to do your best and I have not been supporting you.

From today on, I want you to know that: You are worthy of healing.

I want to rebuild our connection together. I want us to trust each other again.

I want to engage with you from a place of grace, worthiness and understanding.

I want you to know that you are worthy of healing, love, belonging, joy and your desires.

Healing will increase exponentially when I practice self compassion and embrace my imperfections. 

Together, we will practice courage by showing up, letting ourselves be seen and heard and being open to new possibilities. 

We will be vulnerable, even when it scares us, especially, when it scares us because this is how we rebuild. This is the starting place for our healing journey.

Together, we will practice compassion. For our bodies, our highest self and with others. 

We honour showing up, perseverance, hope and gratitude.

We embrace mistakes for this is how we learn. 

We let go of shame, fear, guilt and we forgive as these no longer serve us on our journey forward. All they do is weigh us down. 

When we fall, we commit to rising up and trying again, and again and again. The road ahead is long but we will travel with great company.

We will accept help when needed and reach out when needed. 

I will learn to communicate with you once again. I will pay attention to my emotions, thoughts, pain and symptoms for that is how you speak to me.

When we feel scared or uncertain, we will find the strength to be strong when we want to run away.

We will face the grief, pain and fear together. We will learn not to take away the pain but how to sit with it and transcend it.

We will have fun again, laugh and create while we heal. 

We don’t have to do anything perfectly but we must try.

Above all else, we will remember that we are worthy. 

With love and grace,


Published by Dr. Amanda Chan

Dr. Amanda Chan is a non-traditional chiropractor located in Ottawa, ON. She focuses on Neuro-Optimization which looks at the physical, emotional and thought patterns affecting your body and your life. Her mission is to give you specific tools and strategies to guide you on your healing journey.

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