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Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 3.2.14

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

creative joy, sunflower, 2012

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!

What defines a toxic relationship and how you can navigate one.


Body Image Booster: Seeing Obstacles & Trials As Stepping Stones

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Hollywood FL, 2013, lonely ship

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. I’d love to hear from you!

Below is a beautiful poem by poet, philosopher and bestselling author Mark Nepo from his book Reduced to Joy.


Body Image Booster: Walking Meditation

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Connecticut, path littered w leaves

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. I’d love to hear from you!

One of the ways we can start to feel more comfortable and more at home in our own bodies is to actually experience life in our bodies.

This may sound silly, but often we’re so busy and hyper-focused on rushing around and accomplishing tasks that we might not be aware of our bodies.


Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 2.15.14

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Roses from Brian on V-Day, 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!

Daily steps for building a healthier relationship with yourself.

Quick strategies for soothing stress.


Body Image Booster: Consider Curiosity And Openness

Monday, February 10th, 2014

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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. I’d love to hear from you!

Last week I came across this beautiful quote by French artist Henri Matisse:


Body Image Booster: Create A Collage

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

babushka's photo album, mama

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. I’d love to hear from you!

The media has a powerful effect on how we view our bodies. The images we see in magazines, on websites, on billboards can lead us to feel less-than. To feel like we need to be thinner. To feel like our bodies aren’t good enough. To feel like we can’t love ourselves until we change.


Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 2.2.14

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

NYC Oct 2012

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!

Jen’s beautiful words on resistance:

“What if – instead of seeing resistance as a force to fight against – you see it as a mindfulness bell, reminding you to wake up, look around, and ask: ‘What is the more I want? Resistance tells me more is here, right now, or I wouldn’t be feeling it. That means more is possible right now. What’s the next simple step into more?’”


Body Image Booster: Some Tweets For Thought

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Viktor Frankl quote

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. I’d love to hear from you!

Inspiration is everywhere, and there’s a whole lot of it on Twitter. These are some of the empowering and beautiful quotes I’ve scribbled in my journal to remind me of how I want to care for myself and how I want to live my life.


Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 1.26.14

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

bubbles, central park, nyc

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!

Five lessons on being selfish and needy. If you’re pressed for time, just read this post from Christie. It’s brilliant! This is the line I kept reading over and over: “I had to be the one to save me.”

Just say it.


My Body Image Dream For 2014

Monday, January 20th, 2014

one tree, 2013

Today, in the U.S., we honor Martin Luther King, Jr., who had an incredible dream and helped make it a reality. Inspired by his powerful speech and Therese Borchard’s achingly beautiful piece, I’m republishing an updated version of last year’s post on my personal dream. It’s a dream that focuses on everything from how we treat each other to how we treat ourselves.

I have a dream that our society will stop judging, shaming and bullying people because of their size, shape and weight.

I have a dream that we’ll focus on cultivating healthy habits instead of remaining chained to the numbers on our scales (or calipers).


 
 

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  • Margarita Tartakovsky, MS: @ AntNene, you’re so welcome! :) I’m glad you liked them. Thank you for your...
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  • Josefina: the line about giving myself a smile…felt good I felt truly absorbed thanks, I needed this now
  • Margarita Tartakovsky, MS: @ Elizabeth, thank you! :)
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