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Childhood Lessons From Unlikely Teachers

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  1. These are all awesome examples. This is a fabulous post.

  2. jw_teach says:

    Great post, I wish I could reflect on elements of my past as eloquently as you do here.

  1. November 24, 2014

    […] How it went down: I grew up in an environment where nudity was acceptable. From a young age, I learned that the human body, in all its variations, was natural. I was taught that nudity could exist apart from sexuality and that an unclothed body was not a source of shame or embarrassment. I first appreciated this lesson one summer in early high school when I spent a few days selling shampoo to patrons at a nude sauna at the Oregon Country Fair. I was at the height of teenage insecurity about my appearance and my body. Yet, when standing alongside hundreds of other exposed bodies, my anxieties about my own form dissipated. I realized that I had been accepting others yet judging myself. I have generally had a positive relationship with my body and my weight and I believe that it is because of my early experiences with nudity. On a side note, somehow people wearing nothing but socks appear to be even more naked than those entirely in their birthday suits:) Read the rest of the post. […]

  2. October 31, 2016

    […] Childhood lessons from unlikely teachers. […]

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