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Who’s excited for the release of Titanic in Imax!!? Got my tickets, got my tissues, got my girls. It’s ON.

I was 14 when Titanic came out and deeply, DEEPLY in love with Leonardo DiCaprio (my old agenda is embarrassingly filled with ‘Ms. Dicaprio’ signatures). While my love for Leo has dwindled a tad over the years, my love for Kate Winslet has only grown. Not only is she talented, well spoken & gorgeous, but she’s got a body lovin’ attitude that’s simply contagious.

Kate is known to be anti-plastic surgery, and I think it’s genuinely refreshing. In an industry that thrives on appearance, having more people like Kate speak up is important. But, personally, I am a little less judgmental when it comes to women who’ve already chosen that route. My body love stance includes love for all women and all body types, and yes, that includes women who’ve made the decision to have plastic surgery. Everyone’s quest for body love is different and there are all kinds of dangerous ways women alter their appearance without going under the knife: chemical dyes, creams, lotions, makeup, piercings, starvation, extreme diets, excessive cardio, pushup bras, high heels etc.

While I feel strongly that we need to create a world with more body lovin’ for all (perhaps a world with no need for plastic surgery), I won’t and can’t judge anyone who’s taken that road. Afterall, we don’t tend to judge women who’ve had breast reconstruction after cancer, excess skin removal after weight loss or those who seek removal of  very apparent scars (in all cases, I’m referring to those who seek if for aesthetic, not medical reasons). I don’t mean to compare the circumstances (they ARE very different), but when it comes to body love & using surgery to alter appearance, I don’t feel like I can support one group of women and not another. I take great issue with the fact that our quest for ‘perfection’ has driven millions of women (and men) to willingly cut themselves open to ‘correct’ body flaws that didn’t really need perfecting. But, I’m a person who believes in promoting what I love, body LOVE, and I don’t engage in body bashing of any kind. If plastic surgery is your thing, that’s okay. You won’t get any flack from me. MY thing is to promote body positivity in such a way that perhaps less women feel the pressure to ‘perfect’ themselves in the first place.

Remember that body love starts from the head down: it’s an attitude & a mindset shift that requires just as much work as your fitness & health. No matter HOW much you change your body, you won’t love it until you work on your head. Trust me.

In the spirit of body love, here are some Kate quotes I thought you should read!

5 Wicked Reasons To Love Kate Winslet: Quotes.

  1. She accepts her body: “Nobody is perfect. I just don’t believe in perfection. But I do believe in saying, ‘This is who I am and look at me not being perfect!’ I’m proud of that,” she said in the Sydney Morning Herald in 2008.
  2. She wants to be a role model for her daughter: Kate recently told a German magazine, “I accept my body. I accept how I am and make the best of what I am given. Children orientate towards examples. That’s why I talk solely positive about my body in front of my daughter.”
  3. She fits in exercise: “I don’t go to the gym because I don’t have time but I do Pilates workout DVDs for 20 minutes or more every day at home,” she’s said in Elle UK.
  4. She eats sensibly: “I still don’t believe this craziness for being skinny, but I eat sensibly and I don’t stuff down chocolate biscuits,” Kate also told Elle UK.
  5. She’s against plastic surgery: “I don’t have parts of my body that I hate or would like to trade for somebody else’s or wish I could surgically adjust into some fantasy version of what they are,” she told Glamour last year.

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