I have a sacred relationship with my body, but it wasn't always this way. Before the age of 35, I had no concept of what it meant to embody my body.
I took her for granted, completely oblivious to the glorious complexity of her inner workings. Sure, I knew all about the biological systems, but I was at a loss of the machinations of my own soul and how it was intricately intertwined in this beautiful physical domain.
Now I have lived in this body for 42 years, and for much of that time, I know she has suffered my ignorance with grace and resilience. Today, we are both relieved that I finally know better.
Here are five truths I know about my body today that I wish I'd known years ago: