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. Sometimes I also share relevant pieces that I’ve written on the Web. Hope you find these links inspiring!
Julia talks about stepping into body neutrality. She also wrote the book The Loose Lip Brigade. And she’s donating $4 from every book sold to the Binge Eating Disorder Association or America’s VetDogs (your choice). Learn more here.
What is your spirit seeking? Mara writes eloquently — as always — about tending to our needs and leading a fulfilling life. One of my favorite parts:
We are deserving of a life that we have cultivated for ourselves, a life that is soft and beautiful and grounding.
This is the layer beneath body image. This is how we commune with our spirit on a daily basis. This is self-reliance and self-trust. This is how we actively seek to meet our own needs, becoming the love that we seek from the world, and making our lives feel really good, every day.
Not just on special occasions.
I loved learning what Anna’s self-care routine really looks like.
Something else I really love is Rosie’s “Friday Reflections,” where she reflects on the week by tuning into her senses. It’s such a beautiful way of marveling at life’s little — and yet big — moments. So what are you tasting, hearing, smelling, seeing, feeling and wishing?
Observe for yourself how much of the time you measure how well you are doing in regard to your destination while ignoring how you really feel in the moment. Where are all the actual minutes, hours, and days of your life? Do they wait for you at some destination, or are they rapidly passing right now? Ask yourself, would you rather have a feeling of happiness in the moment-to-moment experience of your life, or in a few big bang-up episodes upon reaching various goals? You know the final destination of the physical body is decay and death, so why would you choose to measure your life by endings when all the experience, the felt sense of being alive, is in the journey?
In this fantastic post, Golda shares how to think about health and weight and talk to your loved ones about it.
Wise words from Rachel on weight fluctuations:
You don’t have to explain it.
You don’t have to justify your weight or anything else about your body.
Practicing self-care when you’re struggling with depression.
Choose love today.
An uplifting and inspiring look at dancing into life.
What inspiring posts have you read this week? What’s your one act of loving care?
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Last reviewed: 24 Feb 2013