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What Body Acceptance Is and What It Isn’t: Q&A with Anna Guest-Jelley

For you body acceptance might feel elusive. It might feel out of reach. It might seem overwhelming or foreign or just unnatural. Maybe you think it's insignificant or unrealistic or not feasible to actually embrace your body. Which is why I wanted to interview one of my favorite people, Anna Guest-Jelley, who's penned a powerful, personal and practical book about body acceptance called Curvy Yoga: Love Yourself & Your Body a Little More Each Day. Below, Anna reveals the biggest myths about body acceptance, how yoga can help and what body acceptance looks like for her today---after trying 65 diets throughout the years.
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Setting Genuinely Meaningful Resolutions

When we start a new year, we often feel a whole lot of pressure. After all, we've "indulged" for the past few months or weeks. We've "given in" to our crazy cravings, and eaten terrible things like cookies and cake. And now it's time to get serious. It's time to "get back on track," get into the gym, "eat clean," count calories and keep ourselves "accountable." It's time to work off the weight we likely gained during the holidays, when we were being "bad" and "naughty," when we were left to our own---devious and deplorable---devices.
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The Truth About Self-Compassion

There's a lot of confusion surrounding self-compassion: We see self-compassion as self-indulgent. We see it as selfish. We see it as weak. Which is unfortunate because a) this means that we don't practice self-compassion and b) self-compassion isn't any of these things. I asked several individuals who specialize in self-compassion to clear up the often misunderstood concept by answering this question: What do you wish people really understood about self-compassion? Last week I shared several of their truths in this piece. Below, you'll find several more truths from another therapist and a nutritionist.
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