Gratitude is the New Sexy!

“If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
 — Oprah Winfrey

You are beautiful

What do you think would happen if you shifted every negative thought and belief about your body into genuine gratitude? Think about that for a minute. Can you imagine it? Have you accomplished it already? Having been there/done that, I can assure you that doing so can brighten your entire world.

This week on Girl Boner Radio, I shared one of my personal experiences overcoming body hate through gratitude and a fabulous chat with Millana Snow, a Top Model-winner, actress and entrepreneur who’s made it her mission in life to cultivate positivity through manifesting gratitude and connecting with others.  I also read Girl Boner fans’ and Facebook friends’ responses to the question, “What about your body are you grateful for?” All so inspiring!

To listen, check out the iTunes link down below. First, here are just some of the SEXY benefits of grateful living.

Gratitude is a super power that…

….boosts self-care. When we embrace and respect our bodies, we take better care of them. We don’t brutalize them with risky diets, excessive processed foods or weight loss products or skip our annual physical exams. We treat our bodies as we want to be treated: as worthy and lovable.

…makes us healthier. In addition to other benefits, research shows that grateful living lowers our risk for common infections and chronic disease. It’s like soul echinacea, only stronger.

…makes us lovelier. When we cherish our bodies, we’re better able to live full, authentic lives. That invites mega happiness, which radiates outward, making us appear more beautiful to ourselves and others.

…stimulates more satisfying sex! If we’re lying in bed, criticizing the shape or size of our abdomen or thighs, we’re not likely to feel aroused sexually. If we aren’t grateful for our partner’s affection and physicality, we experience the kind of mind-blowing intimacy that makes sex orgasmic and then some.

…makes for happier relationships. If we aren’t grateful ourselves and our partner(s), we’re likely to get caught up in negativity. Less stress and more positivity makes us more joyous to be around. And much like negativity, it’s contagious. Next time you feel agitated toward yourself or your partner, consider counting your blessings instead.

For more on sexy gratitude and to listen my chat with the magnificent Millana Snow, visit this link on iTunes: Sexy Gratitude.

Millana Snow quote

What are YOU thankful for about your body? What about your sexuality? Any sexy affirmations to share with Millana and me? We’d love to hear your thoughts! 

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  1. The other day I was being critical of my body – how it’s aging and how I can’t stop that, blah blah blah. Then, I stopped myself, cold. I took a good look at myself and thought, “you know, you are a women in her fifties who is strong and fit and still called ‘sexy’ – stop bitching and keep strutting your stuff long as you can, woman!” laugh — or something along those lines, but, I recognized/realized that I am very lucky in many ways and it’s time I appreciate that. Especially my good health and fitness, strength – inner and outward.

    As for my sexuality – that’s only deepened – I’m in my prime there for whatever reason – I feel the most power sexuality now than I ever have in my life. And I’m now single so I have nowhere to direct it other than on myself *LAUGHING* — aw lawd, life is hilarious! 😀

    • Go, Kat! Embracing ourselves, particularly when society makes it challenging (which it does, for all women) is POWERFUL! You’re such an inspiration. May we all be and feel as sexy as you throughout our lives. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  2. I have a Gratitude is the New Sexy FB group. I just got a google alert on your post. Love your take on it; I will share it with my crew!

  3. Raani York

     /  June 15, 2014

    What a great post, August. I’ve replied to it on FB and will gladly say it here again. I’m grateful for my breasts… I think they’ve got the perfect size… for me anyway… and my man. And that’s the most important, I guess… ME.

  4. August, like most people, I am a work-in-progress.
    However, I have truly started caring about me, about my life, and my happiness.
    I am reading a wonderful book, “Get Inside Her: The Female Perspective” by Marni Kinrys. It it helping me more to understand what I do wrong in talking with women and what they are likely thinking or why they are doing what they are doing.
    I think one of the biggest problems people face is the difference in the way the sexes think. Men and women do think differently and sometimes we really need to try and see it from the other side even if we don’t understand it from our own perspective.
    My recent blog post “A Diet and a date” talk about this.

  1. Sexy Gratitude with Top Model’s Millana Snow | August McLaughlin

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