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25 More Statements for Speaking Kindly to Ourselves

On Tuesday I shared 25 compassionate statements we can say to ourselves, inspired by Joyce's beautiful post. Today, I'm sharing 25 more statements.

As I wrote in my other post, when speaking these statements to yourself, try to use a gentle, soft, caring voice, as though you are speaking to a child or the person you love most in this world.

This might feel strange or uncomfortable at first. But give it a try. Pick statements that resonate with you -- statements that feel true and real.

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25 Statements for Speaking Kindly to Ourselves


I love this powerful post from Joyce on 50 loving sentiments to say to our partners, family members and friends. It inspired me to think of the statements we can say to ourselves. Because so many of us get stuck in a self-critical dialogue. So many of us get stuck ruminating over the same harsh thoughts.

I'm too big to wear that. I'm not pretty or smart enough. I can't tell them no. They'll hate me! I'm such a failure. No one makes such stupid mistakes. My body is disgusting. Wow, am I an idiot.

The good news is we can change our inner dialogue. We can learn to be kinder to ourselves. With practice.

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Body Image Boosters From the Blogosphere 7.13.14


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!
You are insatiable.

"There is no human experience that we have alone. It’s up to each of us to tear town the chambers of isolation that comparison and fear build."

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Body Image Booster: What Feeds You?


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.
Rosie recently penned a beautiful post on exploring what feeds us. She writes: "What feeds your soul?  Takes you to a place of satisfaction and the feeling of being well cared for… by you."

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Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 6.29.14


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!
10 ways we body shame without even realizing (excellent piece!).

The pendulum -- the ride between a restrictive state of mind and an over-consumption state of mind.

Going backwards to flow forward.

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Body Image Booster: Experiencing Loving Kindness


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.

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Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 6.15.14


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!
When the real me meets the photo me.

The power of our personal stories.

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Noticing Your Body From the Inside Out

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."

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Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 6.1.14


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!
The beautiful, powerful words of Maya Angelou.

Compassion made simple.

Walking out of a yoga class.

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Body Image Booster: Be 10 Percent Kinder


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.

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