Body Image Boosters Articles

Body Image Booster: Experiencing Loving Kindness

Monday, June 16th, 2014

creative joy retreat, 2012, hearts

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.

A few weeks ago I shared how we can be just 10 percent kinder. Because kindness is an important part of cultivating a positive body image and taking better care of ourselves.


Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 6.15.14

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

red flowers, west coast of florida, taken by mama, june 2014

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!

When the real me meets the photo me.

The power of our personal stories.


Noticing Your Body From the Inside Out

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

NYC in Oct 2012

Right now I’m reading the book Living with Your Body & Other Things You Hate: How to Let Go of Your Struggle with Body Image Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy by therapist Emily Sandoz, Ph.D, and writer Troy DuFrene.

In it, Sandoz defines body image as simply how the body is experienced. Our body image includes everything from the feeling of our clothes on our skin to the shape of our stomachs.

It includes “how your body feels from the inside out and how it looks from the outside in.”


Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 6.1.14

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Philly flowers

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!

The beautiful, powerful words of Maya Angelou.

Compassion made simple.

Walking out of a yoga class.


Body Image Booster: Be 10 Percent Kinder

Monday, May 19th, 2014

updated pic of heart blooms, may 2013, in CT

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.

Psychologist Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D, writes one of my favorite blogs on Psych Central. It’s all about practicing mindfulness.

Last week he talked about the power of being just 10 percent kinder to ourselves and others.


Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 5.18.14

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

amelia island, breakfast

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!

You are abandon-proof.

Honoring your body’s natural rhythms.

7 things mindful people do differently every day.


Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 5.4.14

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Our rose, april 2014

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!

Questions to spark self-discovery.

What do you believe? “I believe in the beauty of curves. That individual expression is the best way to go. And that it is possible to love your body, even on days when you don’t like it.”


Body Image Booster: Nourishing Our Needs

Monday, April 21st, 2014

slow, creative joy retreat

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.

Last week I wrote about the small ways we can be kinder to ourselves. Another way we can practice self-compassion is to respond to our needs.


Body Image Booster: Love After Love

Monday, April 14th, 2014

updated pic of heart blooms, may 2013, in CT

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.

Because it’s National Poetry Month, I’d like to share another poem with you. This one is by poet and playwright Derek Walcott. I came across this poem in Liz’s post.


Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 4.13.14

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

anastasia island, night, 2014, taken by mama

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!

An image of bounty.

Overcoming impostor syndrome.

Coping healthfully with worry.


 
 

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