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Your Body, Your Best Friend
End the Confidence-Crushing Pursuit of Unrealistic Beauty Standards and Embrace Your True Power
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For women who’ve learned to be their own worst enemies, this in-your-face guide offers powerful tools to break free from the cultural messages that feed negative body image and stand in the way of becoming your most authentic and radiant self.

Have you ever wondered what you could accomplish with the time you spend worrying about your body or appearance? In a society overwhelmed with messages of how women should be and appear, it’s easy to internalize these ideas and become our own harshest critics. It’s time for a change. It’s time to stop squashing ourselves into painfully tight “should-be” boxes and celebrate our bodies for what they are—divine tools to reach our highest aspirations and experience the full fabulousness of life.

In this book, you’ll find a practical program for healing body image dissatisfaction using a unique blend of wisdom—from yoga to Buddhism and Taoism to shamanism and more. Weaving the author’s own experiences with tools for putting lessons into action, this empowering book will help you examine your own thoughts and feelings about your body and learn how they affect the way you relate in and to the world.

With this unflinchingly direct and honest book, you’ll learn to release years of negative conditioning to see yourself as the fiercely authentic woman you really are. So, stop wasting time and energy hating your body and start moving toward a life that celebrates your body’s unique strengths and capabilities for experiencing health, happiness, and true radiance.

Publisher Reviews
  • “A groundbreaking integration of positive psychology and body awareness, Erica’s book provides just the right mix of pointed cultural critique and heart-opening compassion. You will find the voice of a friend whose truth-telling is both provoking and healing. I recommend this book for everyone looking to truly love their bodies.”
    Kino MacGregor, author, yoga teacher, speaker, and founder of Omstars

  • “I’m proud of Erica Mather’s contribution to humanity as a Forrest Yoga Guardian, and now as an author. Erica’s book, Your Body, Your Best Friend, holds the keys to freedom from your mental imprisonment. Erica’s deeply intelligent investigation into the nature of entrapment is fascinating. Breathe deeply as you read. Seek out these keys and take action. Good hunting!”
    Ana Tiger Forrest, creatrix of Forrest Yoga, and author of Fierce Medicine

  • “Erica is a true ‘body whisperer,’ helping women to create a truly healthy relationship with their bodies. Erica is one of my favorite yoga teachers, and I’ve always found her compassion and genuine love of humans allows me to return to center, and integrate body and heart. May this book touch many women with its vulnerable wisdom and powerful truths.”
    HeatherAsh Amara, author of Warrior Goddess Training and The Warrior Heart Practice

  • “Informative, honest, and free of judgment, Erica Mather’s book can help even the most self-critical of us to view our bodies in an uplifting light. Your Body, Your Best Friend is exactly what our society needs more of: a breakdown of where we’ve gone wrong in how we relate to our bodies, and the guidance to get it right.”
    Ariane Resnick, CNC, chef, author, and wellness expert

  • “Grounded yet mystical, Erica Mather brings both practical advice and nourishing wisdom to help you create a healthy, heartfelt relationship to your body. Trading comparisons for compassion and perfectionism for potential, in these pages you’ll learn to tend to your body with more creativity and lasting kindness.”
    Elena Brower, author of Practice You

  • “Erica Mather has written a masterpiece! Even if you’ve digested a library full of diet, exercise, spirituality, and self-help books, you’ve never heard (or even thought) of the life-changing concepts in this book. This wise and inspiring manual for making your body your best friend comes from a woman you will want as your other best friend. She’s that special.”
    Linda Sivertsen, author, and host of the Beautiful Writers Podcast

  • “This book is everything! For a start, Erica reminds us that we are not alone in our body confusion. She teaches us why this has happened with smarts and clarity that allow us to feel smart, too. Then she empowers us through meditations, journaling, and sensory awakenings that help us find our way home again—home to our own, good bodies that are just the right size to hold all the love and pain and beauty of a real life. I’m giving this book to all my women friends.”
    Cyndi Lee, founder of, OM Yoga, and author of Yoga Body, Buddha Mind and May I Be Happy

  • “With Your Body, Your Best Friend, Erica Mather has created a road map on how to interrupt conversations that make us feel unworthy. It’s mystical, spiritual, practical, but mostly: truthful. This is a book I’ll be buying for all the women in my life.”
    Jennifer Pastiloff, author of On Being Human

  • Your Body, Your Best Friend is the ultimate guide for how to feel amazing in your own skin. Erica skillfully inspires and prompts you to shed the habitual behaviors, obsessive thoughts, and negative self-talk that can get in the way of compassion, love, and joy. She makes radical acceptance accessible.”
    Tasha Eichenseher, former brand director at Yoga Journal, and yoga teacher

  • “Erica Mather is living evidence that your body can be your best friend. She has tirelessly done the work, and is the perfect leader for anyone who is willing to change and heal the way they connect with themselves. This potentially life-changing read will guide you to see and experience yourself in a new and exciting way. These pages contain medicine that reaches deep into the body, mind, and soul.”
    Kyle Gray, author of Raise Your Vibration and Angel Numbers


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