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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 weekly series, I share some of my favorite posts from some of my favorite bloggers on this topic. Hope you find these links inspiring, too!

Give yourself 2 minutes of ease. Which you can do right now.

A must-read on being more compassionate: “You just never know.”

13 healthy ways to comfort yourself — anytime, any place for anyone.

The art of nurturing ourselves — even amid a full-blown rage-filled rant. As Anna beautifully shows, yes, it’s totally possible. Feel your feelings without judgment, and then take yourself to a soothing space.

Reconnecting to our creativity opens our eyes to the wonder in our worlds. And it’s interesting just how much being creative and having a positive body image have in common.

10 ways we body shame each other. Some of these might very well surprise you.

My piece for Beliefnet on ways to get to know ourselves better.

A few important questions to keep asking yourself:

What am I hungry for this year?

What 10 little things give me a boost?

What brings me sensuous delight?

What if I made taking care of myself a non-negotiable in my life?

Please share your responses in the comments!