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Astrid Longhurst is the Founder of the Institute for Body Confidence Coaching, Author, Energy Fitness & Body Confidence Expert. Astrid’s signature Body Confidence programmes help women to fall in love with their bodies. Her vision is to shape a new global body culture and community of love, health and wellbeing.

Latest Posts By Astrid Longhurst

2 weeks ago

How to Embody These 7 Goddess Archetypes for Radiant Ageing!

There’s a feeling you get when you begin to tap into your own wisdom, your power, beauty, self-belief and confidence. It is a feeling unlike any other I have ever experienced. It’s a feeling of being fully ALIVE and totally present in your body…

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1 month ago

5 Gentle Mindful Movements to Help Create More Ease in Your Body

I was first diagnosed with Arthritis when I was 40. I was devastated. Suddenly, I couldn’t walk as my ankles and knees were too swollen and painful. I found it hard to lift even a cup of tea as my fingers were stiff and tight with inflammation…

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1 month ago

Soothe Your Pain with This Beautiful Body Love Exercise!

Loving our body can be challenging when we are experiencing any kind of pain. Whether it’s physical, mental or emotional pain that we feel, the last thing that many of us want to do is to stay with it, love it and befriend it. However, these are the very…

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3 months ago

Becoming a Model at 63: Why It’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Dreams!

It didn’t seem possible that, at the age of 63, I would become a model. I had done some modelling much earlier in my life when I was in my 20s and early 30s. I was one of the first generation of plus size models and had such fun doing photo shoots…

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5 months ago

5 Gorgeous Self-Love Rituals for Autumn

Autumn falls across my shoulders, wrapping my body up in her golden embrace. The air is cooler, fresher and more demanding of me. The leaves fall from the trees as if they are in love with the earth, nestling once more into her soft and expansive landscape…

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6 months ago

How to Fall in Love with Your Future Self! (5 Fabulous Self-Love Tips)

When I was in my 20s, I thought that 60 was old. My upbringing had painted pictures and stories in my mind of grey, fragile women who had ceased to follow their passions or keep their dreams alive. However, at 63, I am nothing like those images…

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7 months ago

Are You Between the Stories of Your Life?

The tides of our life take us on endless journeys of discovery and adventure. They unfold and unfurl in ways that, at times, are almost impossible to see or plan for. Sometimes we simply bathe in the small gentle ripples of the waves as they kiss the shore…

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8 months ago

How to Re-Imagine a New Life Story and Regenerate Yourself After 60

I am at the stage in my life where I find myself reflecting on who I was and wondering who I desire to become. I have changed so much through the different stories of my life – from the demanding young woman who struggled so hard…

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9 months ago

My Positive Rant on Ageing and Loving Your Body!

I can’t hold back any longer! Time is far too precious to spend another moment not loving our precious bodies or celebrating our age in the most joyous of ways. I was recently invited to be a speaker at an event on positive ageing. It was a fabulous…

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10 months ago

How to Fall in Love with Being Good to Yourself! (5 Fabulous Feel-Good Tips)

A lovely lady that I coached many years ago once said to me that she didn’t know how to love herself. She went on to say that she was quite critical about herself and barely made time to do the things in life that gave her joy…

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