Holidays Articles

50 Last-Minute Body Positive Gifts For Your Loved Ones & Yourself

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

merry christmas card

Since I’ve been writing Weightless, every year around this time, I’ve shared a list of last-minute gifts we can give to our loved ones and ourselves — whether we’re celebrating Christmas or not. I’ve combined those lists, updated them and added new ideas.

Below, you’ll find a combination of presents you can purchase and gifts that don’t cost a thing. I hope these give you some good ideas!

And, if you’re celebrating Christmas, I hope you have a beautiful holiday. And, if you’re not, I hope you have a beautiful day.


Create A To-Notice List For The Holidays

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Rockefellar Center, NYC, w filter

This spring, on Weightless, I talked about creating a “to-notice” list. This is simply a list of several things that you’d like to notice today or the next day. The intention is to help us move about our days more mindfully, and to remind ourselves to focus on what’s truly meaningful to us.

I think this becomes especially relevant during the holidays. It’s so easy to get caught up in the stress and busyness of this time.


Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 12.15.13

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Deland, Sept. 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!

Critical questions to consider when caring for yourself: “So, what do you need right now more than anything else?  How will you give it to yourself?”


Weightless Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Friday, December 13th, 2013

prints, jewel, journal collage

Here’s a list of beautiful body positive gifts to give this holiday season. At the bottom, you’ll also find some freebies, which make powerful gifts, too. By the way, you’ll probably want most of these for yourself. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. :)


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 12.8.13

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Matanzas inlet, on the water

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!

A powerful way to think about decisions.

“To decide to work on aspects of yourself and your life because it is useful and freeing, because it brings more joy to you and those you love, is fantastic. To decide to do so to make yourself okay, enough, lovable, is to begin an endless march of despair.”


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.


Body Image Booster: Cultivate Gratitude This Season & Beyond

Monday, November 25th, 2013

thanksgiving figurines

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!

This Thursday is Thanksgiving Day here in America. It’s a time to give thanks and focus on the things we’re grateful for.

I suggest we include our bodies in that gratitude. This is especially important because it’s, sadly, during the holiday season that we see scores of guilt-inducing articles about what we can and cannot eat and what we should and shouldn’t do to avoid gaining weight (oh the horror).


 
 

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