Well it was actually happening for months. But I will never forget the day my dermatologist confirmed it. She put her hands on my legs, looked me in the eye and said, “Yes, Michele your hair is falling out.” I’ve always had unruly hair and had negative feelings about it. I would say things like, ” I hate my hair!” “I have terrible hair!” The doc did a simple blood test and determined my thyroid was malfunctioning. I started taking a tiny pill and within a few months my crazy, frizzy hair returned! It’s amazing how much I love my big mop now! Going through this process changed my relationship with my hair, but not my whole body. I still have to stop myself when my disdain moves to another body part. It’s interesting how quickly we can come up with a list of what we don’t like about our appearance. It takes effort to stop this process. Can you stop yourself? Nothing good comes from focusing on the negative aspects of ourselves. I may never love the way my thighs look in leggings. But I love the places my legs bring me and they provide Rocco with a cozy place to snuggle. Try focusing on function, strength or purpose of your body if you struggle with negative thoughts about appearance.