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Body Image

32 Lessons On Body Image & Life

{via etsy by Anita Waters}

Today is my 30th birthday! Every year, for my b-day, I've been republishing a version of the below post. It's become sort of a tradition around here. In it, I share what I've learned about body image and life in my years on this earth thus far. Oh, why 32? Two lessons for good luck! :)
1. Forget about being clever or...
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Body Image

8 Ways To Find Your Personal Style & Improve Your Body Image

Figuring out your personal style can help to boost your body image. That might seem surprising. But it's true!

Sally McGraw, who authors the amazing blog "Already Pretty," talks about this very topic in her excellent book Already Pretty: Learning to Love Your Body By Learning to Dress It Well. (It's filled with great ideas, tips and insights!)

As Sally writes in her book, "It wasn't until I began exploring personal...
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Body Image

Embracing & Honoring Your Body And Your Health

{Anna Guest-Jelley leading a yoga class}
A few weeks ago I was on a call with Anna Guest-Jelley, who authors the beautiful blog Curvy Yoga and created the must-read e-book Permission to Curve: Inspiring Poses for Curvy Yogis and Their Teachers.

She talked all about embracing and honoring our bodies and our health. Today, I wanted to share her wise words.

The Importance of Softening, Not Struggling

According to Anna, permission...
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Body Image

Body Image Booster: Stay Connected


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!
"It is so easy to get bogged down by our internal...
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Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere

{via etsy by Carl Christensen}
A positive body image goes beyond liking your looks. It encompasses taking good care of yourself and leading a fulfilling life. Today, I'd like to share some of my favorite posts on just that. Hope you find these links inspiring, too!

Do you find that your inner critic gets louder even when things are going great? Here's how to own your...
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Loving Your Body At Any Age


 {The Advanced Style book}
Monday, July 30th, I'm turning the big 3-0. And even though in my mind I'm only 24 (seems like a good number), I have to say that I'd never, ever want to go back to my early 20s.

During those years my self-worth was shaky (at best). I equated my worthiness as a person, as a human being, with my weight, my size,...
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General

How To Name & Explore Your Emotions

For those of us who have a habit of stuffing down our emotions, identifying our feelings can be tough. We might be afraid that if we open the door, we'll find a raging river and wild waves that'll swallow us whole.

But acknowledging our emotions (and what triggers them) isn't inherently a turbulent process. It's just how many of us have viewed the process for a long time.

Maybe our families dismissed our emotions. Maybe they...
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Body Image

Body Image Booster: Giving Yourself Permission


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!
Last week I interviewed Anna Guest-Jelley of Curvy Yoga about practicing yoga, being...
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Exercise

Loving Your Body Even When You Don’t Like It: Part 3 With Anna Guest-Jelley

{You can download the Matifesto here; it's so empowering!}

When I first read these words in Anna Guest-Jelley's "Matifesto above, "It is possible to love your body, even on days when you don't like it," I was taken aback.

There's no way, I thought. How is that possible? I have to like my body in order to love

But then I considered how we love others -- our parents, siblings, friends, kids -- unconditionally. No prerequisites....
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