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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. In this weekly series, I share some of my favorite posts from some of my favorite bloggers on this topic. Hope you find these links inspiring, too!

From Anna, a beautiful look at body acceptance, through the lens of yoga.

Rosie shares a great gift guide with empowering and inspiring presents. For instance, I really like this “Be Yourself” paperweight.

Susannah also shares her picks for books to give to loved ones. Like Susannah I love giving (and getting) books for the holidays. Their words can really be life-changing.

So many of us hate having our picture taken. Hate it. Rosie offers 5 valuable and totally feasible tips to become more comfortable in front of the camera.

A powerful reminder from Mara, which needs to be read, re-read, and then re-read some more:

You deserve to work with yourself, tenderly caring for all aspects of your mind, body, and spirit.

You deserve a relationship with yourself that is steeped deeply in love – including love for your less than favorite parts.

You deserve to stop wishing parts of your being away, and welcome them in instead.

You deserve to unfold where you have been folded, to expand and encompass all that you are. 

4 morning tips to tune into your body and mind and have a calmer and happier day.

A few ideas for getting to know yourself better.

A beautiful reminder about doing the little things to reclaim your self-care. Small things always lead to big things, I think.

And it’s amazing how nourished and taken care of you can feel after just one step. After getting to  bed earlier, changing your sheets, reading a few lines from your favorite book, writing a few lines in your journal. After washing your face, taking a long, hot shower, laughing.

What inspiring, helpful posts have you read lately? Feel free to share the links below!