Body Image Solutions


iStock_000008399598SmallAs a human being each of us has thousands of body parts, how many of your body parts can you honestly say that you love?





Most of the women I have worked with started with the answer, NONE!

How about you?  It wasn’t that long ago that I was one of those women!  Today, I can honestly say  I love and honor my body and I have a couple of wobbly bits to address.  What changed for me?  Well, that’s worth listening to.

It all started back in 2009 when I decided I needed to do something about the way I related to my own body.  I was a fashion advisor for women telling them they had to love their bodies and I hated mine!  I felt like such a hypocrite and a fraud really, I mean here I was telling women that they had to love themselves and how they looked while I despised my own body.

I realized that I needed to find a way to do what I was telling them because if I couldn’t do it how could I expect them too?  I can tell you the process I went through was simple and quite difficult at the same time and I hope by sharing it here that I can support other women in their quest to feel good about themselves.  My journey began in front of a full-length mirror where I took a long honest look at myself and committed to changing my view, both figuratively and physically, without hardship.

Step 1 – Acknowledge all the areas of my body that I didn’t like (I can say the list was extensive and brutal)  I didn’t know it at the time that this would become an integral part of this process.  In the past, I had avoided acknowledging what I didn’t like in fear it would do more damage than good.  I was so wrong!

Step 2 – Commit to changing parts of my body through lifestyle change.  Options I considered were reducing my food intact per meal or at least one meal per day, cut down on sugar and wheat products, add walking at least 2-3 times to my weekly routine and acknowledge my success each time I did one or all of these.

Step 3 – Acknowledge at least one part of my body I did like and focus on that body part when I looked in the mirror. Each day when I woke up and before I went to bed I would stand in front of the mirror to acknowledge my favorite body part and add body parts to the list as I became aware of another one I could appreciate.

Step 4 – Acknowledge areas of my life, including my health, that I was grateful for while I looked at myself in the mirror.

Step 5 – To start and end my day, I would look into my eyes (in the mirror) and say “Good morning/night Lisa, I love you” (OMG, this was hard to do and mean it!)

Step 6 Repeat steps 2 through 5 twice a day

It took me a while to make this a consistent routine because I had days that I just couldn’t face the mirror, I was uncomfortable with seeing myself as I was at that moment and in the beginning, I didn’t believe it would make a difference.  I was committed to trying so each time I did put myself back in front of the mirror, I would recommit to the process and finally, the routine stuck.  Perseverance was the key to my success in the end and although it took about two years to get here, I have come to appreciate my body as it is right now and I can honestly say “I love you” with a sincerity I’ve never experienced before!  Throughout the process, I’ve had many successes, failures, and discoveries that I believe others can also benefit from with support.  If you are someone who struggles with loving yourself and the body you live in then I encourage you to take these steps for yourself.  I am here for you when you are ready to transform your relationship with your body.



Lisa Johnston-Williams

Personal Touch life living strategies are designed to bring the joy of living to your life.  I am grateful for the opportunities I have to work with amazing women, from all walks of life who are dealing with and the transformation of their body image.
I have been providing advice and coaching services for over 20 yrs to men and women across North America with amazing results.  My services are non-medical in nature and are meant to work in alignment with your Physician recommended advice. Times/dates/fees are arranged as per the client’s needs and agreed upon before coaching services begin.  I promise you if you use this contact form to connect with me your body will reward you for the love and respect you give.

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