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Yoga And The Challenge of Stillness

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

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I’ve had an on again, off again relationship with yoga. Years ago I’d attend yoga classes at my gym several times a week.

Today, I attend one class, and that’s after stopping for several months. Still I find yoga to be beautiful and very challenging. A big challenge for me is Savasana, the final pose in a yoga class.

As Cheryl Strayed writes in the book Going Om: Real-Life Stories On and Off the Yoga Mat, edited by Melissa Carroll, Savasana is known as “corpse” pose. Years ago, Strayed’s yoga instructor acknowledged that this is the most difficult pose — even though all you’re doing is lying down, on your mat, on your back.


Body Image Boosters from the Blogosphere 8.10.14

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

NYC, July 2014

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!

Our rallying cry.

8 questions to consider before committing to a goal.


Body Image Booster: Experiencing Loving Kindness

Monday, June 16th, 2014

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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.

A few weeks ago I shared how we can be just 10 percent kinder. Because kindness is an important part of cultivating a positive body image and taking better care of ourselves.


Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 5.18.14

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

amelia island, breakfast

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!

You are abandon-proof.

Honoring your body’s natural rhythms.

7 things mindful people do differently every day.


When Your Body Feels Like A Burden

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

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Think of your body as a plant

that needs water

and sunlight on a daily basis.


Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 2.15.14

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Roses from Brian on V-Day, 2014

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!

Daily steps for building a healthier relationship with yourself.

Quick strategies for soothing stress.


Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 1.26.14

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

bubbles, central park, nyc

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!

Five lessons on being selfish and needy. If you’re pressed for time, just read this post from Christie. It’s brilliant! This is the line I kept reading over and over: “I had to be the one to save me.”

Just say it.


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

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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. :)


Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 9.1.13

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

culinary school, penn, light and flowers

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 five languages of body love. Beautiful ideas from Rachel on caring for our bodies and ourselves.

10 small ways you can improve your life.


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