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When Someone Doubts Your Dreams Or Decisions (Including Yourself)

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

she, a celebration of greatness in every woman

I love the following excerpt from Mary Anne Radmacher and Liz Kalloch’s book She: A Celebration of Greatness in Every Woman.

 I love it because it serves as a significant reminder.


10 Ways to Cultivate Joy Today & Every Day

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

creative joy, purple flowers

This afternoon I interviewed an ADHD coach for a piece on Psych Central about chronic lateness. At the end of our conversation, she mentioned that today is the International Day of Happiness.

I had no idea. So in the spirit of today’s significance, here’s a list of 10 ways we can cultivate joy today and every day.


Body Image Booster: Starting A Ritual

Monday, March 17th, 2014

amelia island, red flower

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!

I really enjoyed reading Jen Louden’s post on morning rituals. In it, she invited some of her friends to share how they spend their mornings.

For instance, Jill Badonsky considers what she appreciated about the previous day — even before opening her eyes.

Susannah Conway makes herself a cup of coffee, brings it back to bed, reads a chapter from a non-fiction book and journals afterward.


Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 3.16.14

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

yiddish proverb

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!

Her body was not wrong.

Self-hate is the path to self-love.


Body Image Booster: Focusing On Feelings

Monday, March 10th, 2014

creative joy trees

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, Mara penned this beautiful post about how she’d like to feel – a journaling prompt she’s used since she was a little girl.

Here’s an excerpt:


When Your Body Feels Like A Burden

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

creative joy, 2012, yellow flower

Think of your body as a plant

that needs water

and sunlight on a daily basis.


Body Image Booster: Meditative Practices

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

creative joy, bench and light

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!

When the negative thoughts start swirling through your brain and the tension snaking through your body, trying to find a permanent home, try these practices from Barbara Ann Kipfer’s book Self-Meditation: 3,299 Mantras, Tips, Quotes and Koans for Peace and Serenity.


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.


20 Things to Do Besides Berate Your Body And Yourself

Friday, February 21st, 2014

creative joy, single heart, 2012

I used to spend many minutes criticizing my body — specifically bashing my belly and my hips — and other traits like my indecisiveness and incessant worrying.

In fact, I’m sure that over the years, it adds up to hundreds of hours spent hurling insults at myself.

Many of us do this. We think we’re too big or too small, our skin is too dimpled or too pale. We dislike certain personality traits or amplify our supposed flaws, thinking they’re permanent, unshakable.


 
 

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