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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.


What I’ve Learned In Four Years Of Writing Weightless

Friday, November 8th, 2013

you are worthy as you are, image

I mentioned several lessons I’ve learned throughout the four years I’ve been writing Weightless in this giveaway post (you can enter to win a book of your choice). But I wanted to expand on the lessons and share a more thorough list.

So here’s what I’ve learned in four years of being a body image blogger.


This Weekend Meet At The Table

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Connecticut, breakfast

“This is what I want you to do: I want you to tell someone you love them, and dinner’s at six,” writes bestselling author Shauna Niequist in her new book Bread & Wine: A Lover Letter to Life Around the Table

I love this idea. On Monday I talked about the importance of gathering our loved ones (or acquaintances, classmates, co-workers) for delicious food and meaningful conversation. (Without body bashing, criticism or gossip.)


Ditching Dieting: Celebrate International No Diet Day!

Monday, May 6th, 2013

INDD, image

Instead of my usual body image booster, today, I’d like to talk bout dieting. That’s because, today, is International No Diet Day (INDD).

INDD was started by Mary Evans Young, the director of the British anti-diet campaign “Diet Breakers” and author of the best-selling book Diet Breaking: Having It All Without Having To Diet.

Today, it’s celebrated all over the world.


 
 

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