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10 Ways to Be Kinder to Yourself This Weekend

Friday, April 18th, 2014

anastasia island, 2014, taken by mama

Yesterday I talked about experimenting with self-compassion — despite the disapproving whispers and roars of our inner critic.

Because the negative thoughts — whatever they are — don’t matter. They don’t have to drive or dictate our actions. They don’t have to rule our worlds.

We can act with kindness, no matter what we hear from our inner critic — or from others. And we can do so in small ways.

We can make small shifts in our days to be kinder to ourselves. We can make these shifts at any shape, size or weight.


Experimenting with Self-Compassion

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

roses

One of the hardest things about building a healthier relationship with ourselves is changing our inner dialogue. The inner critic can just be so darn loud.

For instance, when we even think about being nicer to ourselves, the nastiness starts.

Why do you think you deserve this? You still haven’t lost the weight. Who are you kidding?


Body Image Booster: Love After Love

Monday, April 14th, 2014

updated pic of heart blooms, may 2013, in CT

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.

Because it’s National Poetry Month, I’d like to share another poem with you. This one is by poet and playwright Derek Walcott. I came across this poem in Liz’s post.


Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 4.13.14

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

anastasia island, night, 2014, taken by mama

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!

An image of bounty.

Overcoming impostor syndrome.

Coping healthfully with worry.


Body Image Booster: Create A Timeline

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Aristotle quote.3

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.

Reviewing your past relationship with your body can give you insight into how to improve your current connection. It can help you spot patterns and connect the dots between various events and your feelings.

That’s why I suggest creating a timeline of how you felt about your body throughout the years. Start with your first memory about being in your body, and then include other pivotal moments.


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 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.


An Exercise for Making Self-Care Dreams Into Daily Realities

Friday, February 28th, 2014

creative joy, wishes

When it comes to taking care of yourself, don’t hesitate to dream big.

Sometimes we think that dreaming big is a big waste of time. That we’re too old or too ____ (fill in the blank).

Or that dreaming big is just another reminder of something else we can’t have or enjoy or take part in.


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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