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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 success.

The 7 benefits of self-love.

From self-hate to self-acceptance:

“If we are consumed by our bodies, then we are taking valuable time away from the work we are meant to be doing and the gifts we are meant to be giving to this world, from our mission.  If we are in the mirror, assessing, obsessing, critiquing, despairing, we are not doing the work of our lives.”

All of us, at one time or another, have fallen into the comparison trap. Here’s why it’s important to stop and how you can stop.

Journaling is a great way to process your emotions and get to know yourself better. Join Ashley for her Start Write Now series.

A gentle yet powerful affirmation for the here and now.

How to get a good night’s sleep.

Are you letting the Internet run your life? Here’s some food for thought.

Including self-care in your routine:

“Many of us we manage our stress with emotional eating. The more stressed and depleted, the more we use food to take care of ourselves.  Perhaps, we could call this  pseudo-self care.  We think that we are finally doing something for ourselves with fooding, but the food isn’t really filling the true need for self care.”

3 must-read lessons from 12 years of yoga.

One step, one breath at a time. Great advice for building a positive body image — and anything else in life.

What inspiring things have you been reading lately?