A positive body image goes beyond liking your looks. It encompasses taking good care of yourself and leading a fulfilling life. In this new series, I’m sharing some of my favorite posts from some of my favorite bloggers on this topic. Hope you find these links inspiring, too!
Last week (9.24-9.28) was BEDA’s annual Weight Stigma Awareness Week. Here are a few posts to check out:
- Stop bullying yourself.
- “Weight stigma starts at home.”
- My interview last year with Marsha Hudnall, a board member at BEDA.
Golda hosted the Health At Every Size Master Class with a slew of amazing experts. These are the top 10 takeaways.
From Mara’s beautiful post:
We are all human. We will not always get it right. We will not always know what the best thing is to do. But when we share, truly share, from our hearts and in service of getting to know ourselves better -we are all better for it. Our community craves our stories and our honesty, because each and every one of us feels so damn alone with our pain.
I love the idea of creating a sensory round-up like Rosie does every Friday on her inspiring blog. It helps you pay deeper attention to your world and remember the wonderful ways your body truly serves you. So what have you seen, smelled, heard, tasted and felt lately?
I also absolutely love Rosie’s list of journal prompts. These prompts encourage us to take a moment and tune into our needs, wants and wishes. These are a few of my favorites:
When I reflect, this is one of the most powerful lessons I have learned in my life…
What do I need to be my best self? Am I ready to give it to myself? What do I need to do just that?
What is the greatest gift I have ever given myself? What inspired me to give it to myself? How does it still impact my life today?
Mara and I are super excited to introduce our project: The Self-Love Series. Every month we’ll interview a different person about what self-love means to them and how they practice it every day. Mara kicked off the series on her blog with this interview with the brilliant Tara Sophia Mohr.
This is one of my favorite parts from the interview:
For me, it has been a huge act of self-love to go for my dreams – writing and publishing my poetry, helping women unleash their voices through the programs I lead, and being in the media – from The Today Show to Huffington Post. Each of those is an act of love toward my authentic dreams for my life.
These are manifestations of self-love, but the most important thing to say is that self-love is not a list of activities for me. It’s a spirit in which I try to consistently live. It’s a perspective from which I try to make decisions.