Rachel Stevenson is the second speaker in our program. A professional motivational speaker and nutrition coach, she asked us to visualize our inner child. And she did that by showing us hers:
She presented the idea of a label-less child and the labelled adult and walked us through the process of deconstructing the influences that affect us.
After losing over a hundred pounds in 2009, she realized that changing the exterior didn't necessarily change the interior. "I learned how to cook healthy but I didn't learn to change my labels."
By returning to ways that she labelled herself as a child and focusing on the attributes of herself, physically and mentally, that she loved and the people that supported her, she was able to create new labels. Some may contradict or go against what we're programmed to believe, but they're all hers.