Amber Krzys is a body image expert who loves helping women unlock the door to freedom within their bodies. Amber received her Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology from The University of Santa Monica. It was here where she overcame her own cycle of body punishment and negative self-image and developed the core curriculum for her workshop, BodyHeart 101.
Growing up as a dancer/actress and working professionally on Broadway (Mamma Mia) and in television/film (Privileged, Ex-List, etc.), Amber has experienced first-hand the pain of negative body image and trying to fit an “idealistic mold of beauty”. Her workshops are tailor-made from her learnings in finding love and peace for her own body. Her company, BodyHeart, is devoted to healing body image issues in women. It is a transformational journey from education to celebration.
And this week, I wanna talk about what that choice has done for me. It's fall. A new season. A new beginning.
I was craving a change. I was feeling kinda stuck. So I went for it...and I gotta say, it was worth it. It got me thinking about how many times in my life I've withheld nurturing behaviors like having my hair done or buying a new outfit because they seemed unimportant. Or I felt I couldn't afford it. Or, worse, I felt too fat & ugly to treat myself. Have you ever done that? Knew you needed new clothes, but wouldn't go shopping because you put on a little weight and didn't want to go up a size. I hear ya!
I was right there with ya for a very long time. But the thing is, by withholding...
Are your friends and family inhibiting you from sticking to your health goals and intentions? Sometimes our closest friends and family can be our biggest obstacles when making new lifestyle adjustments.
The pressure is often so much that we actually give in and sacrifice our greatest desires in health in order to please everyone else or stop the ridicule.
Well, with Labor Day just passing I thought you would appreciate these three tips on honoring yourself & your goals without hurting anyone else's feelings.
Boy, what a week it's been! So much good stuff is happening over here.
New websites. New campaign members. New programs. New lifestyle choices. I can't wait to share it all with you! Very soon. In the meantime, I thought I'd let you all in on my new secret weapon for soft, glowing skin.
I'm tellin' ya, I am amazed at the effectiveness of this simple action. I've been consistently doing "it" for two weeks and my skin has never felt or looked better. Watch me share it with you (in my bathroom no less) in the video below.
Hi Beautiful Community, As a heart-preneur, I'm always seeking inspiration. Ways to open up to more creativity, joy & upliftment. Thus my desire to experience live music. Nothing gets my juices flowing more! If you feel the same way, you might just love tapping into your own theme song! (http://bit.ly/ruXnjC) Just a little somethin' I use often.
Anyway, I got to see Adele LIVE this week. And I am jumping up and down...still on fire! In today's video, I'll share an invaluable lesson I learned from her. Get it for yourself below this post, or click the link here: http://on.fb.me/bodyheartadele In the comments below this video, I'd love to hear how you plan to implement this lesson into your life this week. Or, even how it went when you did! Was it freeing? Scary? Were you nervous? I wanna know!
This week I've been thinking a lot about the messages we send out. Sometimes, without even realizing it. I got a beautiful email from my friend, Sandra, a conscious heroine of mine & a new mom. In it she shares an opportunity for us all.
A way for us to be more aware of how we are affecting young children today. I found her words & reference extremely important and wanted to share them with you. You'll find her email below with her permission, of course. You know, if we want to change the world and how women are seen, let's start with how we relate to young girls. I couldn't have said it better than Sandra. Thank you for caring enough to read it below:
What a week it's been! So much to celebrate and share. I think I'm in love with being 35!!! Now, in the last week...ok,the last month, I let myself indulge a lot. A whole lot. So much to the point that you could've said Ben & Jerry were my boyfriends. Yikes!
So, yesterday I pulled back the reigns and gave myself the gift of eating cleanly. For me that means no processed sugar or grains. Holy cow! I can't tell you how different my body feels in a day!
It's remarkable. I have more energy. Less bloating. And, actually fell asleep at a decent hour and stayed asleep all night long.
Four Ways to get out of the 'My Life SHOULD be Different' Cycle
Happy "couple days after" the 4th of July! This time of year usually brings me great joy & celebration! I recently celebrated my birthday! And, trust me, I love me some birthdays. Always have. However, this year I found myself not looking forward to it. It's kinda a big one for me - 35! I know, I know. Not old. So young. I hear you. But, I've been holding it in a not-so-fun way.
Honestly, I've been 'Shoulding Myself' all over the place. As in, my life SHOULD be different. I SHOULD be married. I SHOULD have children. I SHOULD have a thriving career. Thirty-five SHOULD look differently. Do you do this?
It's been a little while since I have posted anything here. And I've been feeling guilty about it! Ah that lovely emotion called guilt! I don't know about you, but it feels like the last month has been swirling forward at an insane pace. I feel like I haven't had one moment to write...which, I also know is just an excuse. I've been exploring the world of priorities a lot this month, and the bottom line is...
In the last three weeks I’ve been examining my relationship with generosity and giving. I am very fortunate to have dear family and friends who are and have always been very generous with their time, love, advice, finances, support and so much more. However, I found myself wondering, “Am I as generous as them?” Not that it’s...
We as a culture are familiar with setting goals. We hear all the time, "dream big." "Create your reality." Which I agree with. I find value in setting goals, intentions, and getting clear on what I want in my life. However, I seem to be relearning a lesson that I’ve struggled with in the past. I can’t help but wonder, “Are we holding so strongly to an ideal that we can’t see what’s right in front of our face?” I first learned...
Food. How can something so small have so much power. It can cause anxiety at a meal. It can consume all thoughts throughout the day. It can dictate our mood. Food has a lot of power in this culture. Step into any bookstore diet section and you will see how much power it has first hand. Should I follow Eat Right for Your Blood Type? What about the Zone? You on a Diet? Atkins? Acid/Alkaline? More protein? Less protein? No sugar? No dairy? It’s all so over-whelming. And, if that weren’t enough, watch tv for ten minutes and