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!
Danielle features 55 quotes to inspire us. One of my favorites: “Desire is a teacher: When we immerse ourselves in it without guilt, shame, or clinging, it can show us something special about our own minds that allows us to embrace life fully,” from Mark Epstein, Open to Desire.
Mara shares her insight on returning to ourselves and creating a daily self-love practice.
A video on creative self-care. (Tons of wisdom!)
Beautiful words from Jen on when you’re over-providing and neglecting your boundaries. Keep repeating this to yourself:
I value myself enough to ask for and get support I need. That means charging what I am worth. That means making clear requests to others. That means saying no when I mean no instead of yes. That means ending over-giving with lots of self-compassion.
Christina on resilience. “Things get pulled apart and then put back together for all of us.”
7 ways to be kinder to yourself.
Kate simplifies meditation and strips away the shoulds that stop us from meditating. I love this part, especially:
At the end of the day, presence practices are designed for us to come into more love, connection, and community with ourselves, at our core.
If you truly want to know who you are, try getting quiet with yourself, sometime. I promise, you’ll learn everything that is important to know.
“Relax, you’re already home.”
Marianne shares beautiful lessons on running, self-kindness and joy. My favorite lesson of all: “Whatever you do, do it easy, soft, light. Do it with joy & love. And be kind.”
I love Vivienne McMaster’s “14 Days of Self-Love.” Here’s an eye-opening video from Sas on how to be alone.
What are your favorite ways to show yourself kindness? What activities bring you joy?
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