TRUTH, The Skin You're In, with AnneLynne Mccord
Many, if not all of us, both men and women, experience body issues at some point in our lives. I was so honored and excited to come on as a guest to this wonderful and amazing new show tonight called TRUTH. We spoke with a live online audience as well as the amazing host, AnnaLynne Mccord, on how I struggled with body issues and ultimately found a lot of healing by connecting to nature. This is about bringing this issue to light, having a safe place to share and talking about what really helps you grow into a place of love. Click here to watch and click the episode, The Skin You're In.
If you don't have time to watch the video, here are my
Top 5 Tips to Help Heal Body Image Issues
1. Connect to the land and spend time in nature.
2. Keep a journal and share your true thoughts. Give your truth a place to exist on the page.
3. Find someone in the media, Hollywood, pop culture who has a body, mind or spirit that you connect with. Look up to that person as a role model.
4. Hang around people that uplift you.
5. You become what you think about, and you literally "consume" thoughts, so be mindful of what you consume.
From the Voices Behind Truth
Truth is rare. The ability to speak it in our “connected” society is fast becoming a lost art. AnnaLynne’s TRUTH ends stigmas, breaks down barriers and embraces unity for the sake of healing by using raw, brutal, and cathartically funny honesty while addressing topics from which others would shy away.
AnnaLynne’s stage is a comfy, colorful bed, which creates a safe and intimate setting for open conversation. The host and her in-studio guests come in their “comfies.” The show’s tag line Let’s Get Naked seeks to metaphorically inspire the breaking down of societal masks: peel back the layers to see what’s behind the curtain.
AnnaLynne grew up in a trailer park and suffered sexual assault earlier in her life. Despite major struggles, she has been fortunate to take advantage of the support offered by friends and loved ones to emerge as an empowered, freed individual. TRUTH allows others who are similarly disenfranchised — sexual assault survivors, young people contemplating suicide because they feel “different,” sufferers of bullying, mental illness, and any of us who have had periods where we didn’t feel heard — to have a forum where we aren’t judged, but rather supported and truly connected with one another.
TRUTH does not espouse societal stigmas, and instead offers a free forum for honest exchange. We also look at love in the digital age with topics ranging from “she didn’t text me back” and “I know he’s lying — I hacked his phone” to “I don’t feel sexy when I’m intimate with him” and “how do I know what she wants?” (Clearly, AnnaLynne doesn’t shy away from a challenge.) TRUTH leverages elements of traditional TV (in-studio guests, well-lit set), but is a fundamentally different form of premium entertainment. Powered by Smiletime, the show welcomes the viewing audience into the experience in real time. Viewers respond to questions and polls and see their immediate impact on the results. They contribute to the conversation using Smiletime’s “chatterbox” feature, which allows them to speak both with each other and with AnnaLynne. And finally, they can be featured as guests by using their devices’ cameras to “smile-in” to the live show (in the style of call-in radio). While in-person guests (celebrities, doctors, healers, survivors) are important. TRUTH is really about empowering the viewer.
AnnaLynne believes strongly in the ability to transform lives by asking simple questions. It is her observation that most individuals live in a false sense of free will or “slavery of the mind.” There isn’t a power in the universe greater than truth, because truth is love, and love is all there is.