pink flowers, cropped, miami, 2013

Every Monday features a tip, activity, inspiring quote or some other tidbit that helps boost your body image, whether directly or indirectly — and hopefully kick-starts your week on a positive note!

Got a tip for improving body image? Email me at mtartakovsky at gmail dot com, and I’ll be happy to feature it. I’d love to hear from you!

If you read Mara’s beautiful interview on Weightless, you know that she’s created an e-course all about using celebration to accept and love ourselves. Every day.

(FYI: She’s giving away a spot in her course, which starts July 15th. Enter the giveaway here.)

She’s also sharing a series on her blog called “Women Who Celebrate,” which features different women talking about how they approach celebration in their daily lives. I was really honored to be one of those women.

I wanted to do something a little different for my contribution. So I made a video. And it was a bit scary. In fact, it’s the first time I’ve appeared on camera, online.

But it was also fun. And I’d love to use video as a way to connect with you guys. I mean I’ve been writing Weightless for several years now (holy moly, since 2009!), and I’ve yet to share my voice, or really directly respond to your questions.

That’s why I’m starting a new feature. Every month I’ll answer a question from a reader via video. (Depending on how many questions I get, this might be a weekly feature.)

So, I’d love for you to send me your questions about everything from improving body image to practicing self-care to busting myths in women’s magazines to coping healthfully with emotions.

You can email me at mtartakovsky at gmail dot com. Or feel free to leave your questions as comments on today’s post.

I hope this is something you’ll find helpful. And, if you have any other suggestions for blog posts or anything else on Weightless, I’m all ears.

Thanks so much!

Reader Tip

Kelly, a reader who pens this blog, recently emailed me and shared these stunning words.

This morning, as my workout clothes feel tight and reveal every bulge, as I stall on going to the fitness centre,  I am telling myself, “thinness is not a virtue.” By this I am telling myself that becoming thin, or being thin will not make me a better human being. This size body, my body, is still capable of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness and fitness.

What questions about body image, self-care, emotions and other related topics would you like answered? What topics would you like to see covered on Weightless?



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APA Reference
Tartakovsky, M. (2013). Body Image Booster: Ask Away!. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 29, 2015, from




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