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A positive body image goes beyond liking your looks. It encompasses taking good care of yourself and leading a fulfilling life. In this new series, I’m sharing some of my favorite posts from some of my favorite bloggers on this topic. Hope you find these links inspiring, too!

Building a healthier body image — and practicing truly nourishing self-care — is a series of steps. Some days this seems utterly insurmountable. In this post Christina reminds us to think small. We can do something small every day. Just 10 minutes, whether it’s journaling, creating art or working on a single goal.

A brilliant post about weight from Rachel Cole. My favorite words:

I know that giving up knowing your weight is one the most liberating and radical acts of self-care we can do. (Imagine living the rest of your life not knowing your weight, could you do it?)

I know weight fluctuates our whole lives and throughout each day.

I know you can find a healthy person at nearly every weight. I know you can find an unhealthy person at nearly every size. I know size is not a predictor of health.

I know beauty really does have nothing to do with size. If one doesn’t see beauty when looking at a human body the only thing that needs changing is the eyes of the beholder.

I know that too many use weight to measure their okayness, lovability, and success at controlling a world that was never and will never be in their control.

Anna has written several valuable posts on practicing yoga. In one post she shares the lessons she’s learned about herself thanks to yoga.

In another she helps us figure out how to actually practice yoga at home.

Key advice for improving your body image and leading a great life: Show up for yourself. Some of the beautiful words from Mara’s post:

I believe this: the stars align for us when we make the solemn and breathtaking vow to be an active participant in our own lives.

I am talking about standing behind yourself completely + with your eyes wide open, all the time, no matter what, even when it’s really difficult.

It is about believing to your toes that you deserve a life that is lit up like a Christmas tree with joy, adventure, passion, and excitement.

It is about being the hero that you’ve always dreamed would rescue you, and acting accordingly.

It is about being you,unconditionally, and learning to love all of your parts.

It’s about switching your brain on + promising to stay with yourself, as you learn, uncover + explore.

It is about being on your own team, rooting for your own success.

It is between you + yourself.

After ditching dieting — even if it’s been a long time since you ended your relationship with food rules and regulations — you might avoid grocery shopping. Golda shares her best tips for not avoiding shopping anymore.

A lesson on different shapes + sizes.

What has been inspiring you lately? How did you take care of yourself this week?

 


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    Last reviewed: 7 Oct 2012

APA Reference
Tartakovsky, M. (2012). Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 10.7.12. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 20, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/weightless/2012/10/body-image-boosters-from-the-blogosphere-10-7-12/

 

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