Love Notes for the New Year: The Deeper Dive

 A Two-Week Self-Exploration Through Journaling

You saw them on social media or in your email inbox: those delicious daily spoonfuls of body liberation-filled love designed to help ward off all the diet culture nonsense that came your way this past January.

Your body is good, no matter what you've been told
You can rewrite the stories you've been told about yourself
You are loveable and worthy of love

But you want more.

Because reading those daily Love Notes challenged you.

They challenged you to think deeply about how you look at yourself.

How you feel about your body.

How you measure what you deserve.

How you think you can show up in the world.

 

And that’s why I’ve decided to continue the journey and dive deeper with a 2-week self-exploration through journaling.

Starting Monday, March 8th, you’ll receive 10 prompts based on a selection of the Love Notes for the New Year you saw this past January.

One prompt will be delivered by email each day, Monday through Friday, leaving you the weekends to catch up, integrate, marinate, or rest.

I’ll also be providing a landing space for you on Discord during our time together where you can share your writings, a-ha’s, and challenges, and connect with other deeper divers.

And at the end of our time together, you’ll be invited to a live, 90-minute call via Zoom for celebration and debriefing.

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Love Notes: The Deeper Dive is led by me, Tiana Dodson, Body Liberation Coach. 

I’m a fat, queer, biracial, parent, and certified holistic health coach who’s out to destroy the belief that you have to be skinny to be happy and healthy.

I’ve been fat my whole life. And with that, negative body image, constant dieting, and the work I’ve done to find my way into partnership with my own body as a base, I guide feminine-of-center people to reconnect with their bodies, destigmatize fatness, and learn about the harms of health being a measure of worth. I’ve been doing this work and focusing on these issues for the past several years. I’m also suffering from the same anxieties and am well practiced at finding grace and space in my own life using my resourcefulness and creativity.

What’s In The Box

  • One daily email prompt, Monday through Friday, from March 8 – 21, 2021
  • Weekends off for catch up, integration, marination, or rest
  • An optional Discord chat server for sharing and connection
  • A 90-minute wrap-up call via Zoom on Sunday, March 21 at 1pm Eastern Time

Your Investment

In an effort to be sensitive in this difficult time, I am asking you to make your monthly investment as a payment from the heart. That means you choose your price by checking in with yourself about what you have to offer, what is sustainable for you, and what feels right in order to be in this relationship with me.

I also have needs to sustain on my end because doing this work is neither free nor easy. What that means is that I have created several different price points that help me continue to bring my work to the world. No tier differs from the other as far as content or access is concerned, it is simply a sliding price scale to accommodate you and your financial situation.

So, first, I want you to make the conscious choice to take part. You get to choose if this is for you by imagining yourself being supported in this way and what possibilities may come from it. And if that feels good, then come join us!

Now comes your action step. Here is where you take an honest look at your financial situation and feel into what the best, realistic monthly contribution for you is. Whatever that number is, I’m not going to judge or question it. I trust that your contribution is made in good faith and I can’t wait to welcome you!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know this space is for me?

Basically, this is for you if anything I said above totally resonates. But to be more specific:

You know this is for you if you’re ready to get off the dieting bandwagon but are having trouble doing so, know that you need guidance to get you moving in the right direction toward body acceptance, and want to surround yourself with like-minded fat positive friends to boot.

What if I'm not fat?

Not a problem!

This space is fat-centered, which means that though my message is for any and everyone who wants to work toward body liberation for themselves and others, people in larger bodies will be given the most attention.

This doesn’t mean you will not be able to ask questions or participate.

This only means that fat people will have priority in this space because making space for the most marginalized of us makes more room for all of us.

I'm in recovery from mental health issues and/or an eating disorder. Is this space safe for me?

First, it’s important for you to know that I am not a mental health or medical professional. I endeavor to stay in my lane and refer out when I am not.

However, this space is virtual and flexible, which means that you are given the runway and trust to take care of yourself.

If you have specific questions, email me at tiana@tianadodson.com. Let’s chat.

What kind of accessibility options are offered?

All prompts will be delivered via email as well as posted in the Discord chat server.

Discord servers are text based but also have voice channels. That way you can interact using text, voice message, or by uploading or linking other media.

Our live meeting will be hosted via Zoom, a video conferencing platform. You will need internet access in order to attend the call with your computer or mobile device.

However, if internet is not available in your area or at the time of the calls, Zoom provides both local and toll free phone numbers so that you can call in to the meeting.

If you need closed captioning or screen reader support, please let me know in advance by emailing me at tiana@tianadodson.com.

The call will not be recorded.

What if I can't make the live call on Sunday at 1pm Eastern? Will the call be recorded?

In order to respect the privacy of group members, the call will NOT be recorded.

Thus, if you just can’t make it for whatever reason, you will simply miss the call. You are, however, welcome to come late and leave early if that works for you. 

You will have access to the Discord server as well.

What is your refund policy?

Refunds will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

However, if you have further questions, please email me at tiana@tianadodson.com.

I don't want to take part in the program but want to support someone else. Can I do that?

Yes, absolutely!!!

Community care is a key part of building resilience for all of us. If you’re interested in donating toward the subscription of someone who cannot pay, please email me at tiana@tianadodson.com.

I have a question that wasn't answered here. Help!

Still got questions? No problem! Send me an email at tiana@tianadodson.com. Let’s chat!