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On Guilty Pleasures And Self-Care

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

CT coffee and ice cream

When we’re embarrassed over something we enjoy, we call it a “guilty pleasure.”

We laugh it off. We apologize. We wonder and worry what others will think of us.

For instance, you might say that your guilty pleasure is watching reality shows or eating ice cream in front of the TV or listening to certain singers or liking certain books or films or foods that you’d be mortified if anyone found out.


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.


Self-Care And Simple Pleasures To Add To Your Life

Friday, January 17th, 2014

creative joy, 2012, yellow flower

“Many of us are plagued by cultural messages that doing things that feel good, just for the fun of it, is irresponsible and self-indulgent,” writes editor Karen Bouris in her book 31 Words to Create a Guilt-Free Life: Finding the Freedom to Be Your Most Powerful Self.

When we finally have some free time, we wonder what work we should fill it with. Should I pick up around the house? Do the laundry? Dust? Work on another project? Pay the bills?


Body Image Boosters From the Blogosphere 1.5.14

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Hollywood FL, 2013, lonely ship

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!

3 small steps for accepting yourself.

“In the end it really has been a gift to break my scale.  With it, I feel like it broke a pattern, a daily way in which I put the voice of others ahead of my own.


Create Your Own Body Positive Traditions

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

snowman ornament, tetya bella, nyc

A beautiful holiday is a personal one. It’s filled with your own traditions and customs. It’s filled with the people and activities that are meaningful to you.

It’s also an important time to consider your needs and ways to nourish them.


Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 12.1.13

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

hanukkah 2013

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 on the Web. Hope you find these links inspiring!

The one thing you must give yourself this holiday season.

Mara’s favorite eating “rules.” (Mine, too.)


Cultivating Gratitude Every Day

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

autumn in CT, big tree

Since Thanksgiving is tomorrow, I wanted to share a bit more inspiration with you on giving thanks this week and year-round.

In her new book The Grateful Table, author Brenda Knight shares 365 beautiful blessings, musings and prayers to start every meal and really every day with a grateful heart.


How To Enjoy Food This Holiday Season

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

dinner 2013

Today, I’m republishing an older piece to remind us to enjoy and savor the foods we’ll be eating this holiday season. Sadly, we’re surrounded by articles and ads that warn us about how many pounds we’ll gain if we eat two helpings of dessert. Ads and articles that perpetuate a vicious cycle of fear, guilt and shame around food.

It isn’t right. And it doesn’t have to be this way, either. Instead, we can focus on enjoyment, nourishment and curiosity this holiday season. One bite at a time. I hope this piece gives you some good ideas to do just that.


Dealing With Guilty Feelings

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Broken Open, Elizabeth Lesser

Many of us feel a deep pang of guilt about many things. We feel guilty about eating certain foods. We feel guilty about not exercising or exercising enough.

We feel guilty about our weight or size. We feel guilty about taking care of ourselves.

We feel guilty about the things we think we should do. Maybe even about the way we think we should be.


Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 11.17.13

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

brave, creative joy retreat

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 on the Web. Hope you find these links inspiring!

“All foods, like all women, are real.”

Author Barbara Abercrombie reveals how she creates.


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