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Body Image Booster: Penning a Permission Slip


On some Mondays I share a tip, activity, inspiring quote or other tidbits that help boost your body image, whether directly or indirectly — and hopefully kick-starts the 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!
One of the biggest reasons I didn't like my body and take good care of it was because I believed I wasn't allowed to. I believed I didn't have the permission until I changed my appearance, until I lost weight, which meant I finally deserved to.

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Body Image Booster: Writing A Love Note to Our Bodies

It's been a while since I've written a body image booster post on Mondays. I used to write these posts at the beginning of every week because let's face it Mondays can be tough. We could use a little lift, a tiny boost in the right direction.

Here are two quotes I've recently come across that might help: "Every Monday morning is new hope," as Maira Kalman says. And as Storm Jameson said, “The only way to live is to accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle, which is exactly what it is: a miracle and unrepeatable.”

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Using Visualization to Cope with Body-Hating Thoughts & Other Concerns


Visualization is a valuable way to cope with our emotions. It can help us when our brains start churning out body-hating thoughts. It can help us pause and refocus.

It can help us when we need a soothing break, when we're seeking comfort.

In her book The Emotionally Sensitive Person: Finding Peace When Your Emotions Overwhelm You psychologist Karyn D. Hall, Ph.D, defines visualization as "a way of coping by using your imagination to picture relaxing events."

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Body Image Booster: Laugh!

I haven't written a body image booster post in many months. So what could be better than reviving the series with a list of silly quotes?

Because humor heals. It can help us to feel better. To set a sweet tone for the rest of our day or week. To play. To take care of ourselves. To put troubles into perspective. To be in the moment. To feel the joy of laughter in a single, beautiful moment in time.

And, often, to remember the truth.

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Self-Care Sunday 9.28.14


This is a new series on Weightless that includes all kinds of posts, which explore taking kinder care of ourselves — from appreciating our bodies to getting to know ourselves better to feeling our feelings to saying no to saying yes to savoring supportive, healthy relationships.

Because self-care helps us build a more positive body image. Because self-care helps us build fulfilling, satisfying lives. Because self-care simply feels good!

I hope you find these links inspiring and empowering.
How to overcome limiting beliefs.

5 ways to know and honor your rhythms.

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Heart to Heart: Cultivating A Kinder Relationship With Your Body

When I was deep in the well of body hatred, I didn't really see any other path, any other way of being with myself. My friends and family loved me unconditionally, and told me not to be so critical.

But aside from them, there was always a sinking, gnawing feeling that I wasn't enough, one substantiated (or perhaps triggered) by everything around me.

I ate up these messages. I ate up the messages that said I'd finally be enough when I looked a certain way.

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Body Image Boosters from the Blogosphere 8.10.14


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 elsewhere. Hope you find these links inspiring!
Our rallying cry.

8 questions to consider before committing to a goal.

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Body Image Booster: A Key Question to Ask Every Day


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 the 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.
Self-reflection is helpful when building a more positive body image. It helps you pinpoint what you need to work on and understand where you're at in the first place.

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