New Years, 2012 to 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. Hope you find these links inspiring, too!

Last week I downloaded this beautiful e-book, which features 34 women sharing their stories on honoring their bodies and healing past body hurts. I highly recommend reading it. I found so many favorites.

“What if instead of feeling the siren call of food repentance after the holidays, we could stand back and reflect on a holiday season well-lived and well-loved — beginning with our own body?”

I love these words from Anna, who reminds us about “feeling satiated in every sense of the word.” In her post, she shares her thoughts on having a (body) peaceful holiday season.

This is a simple but meaningful way to reduce stress on the spot.

An excellent piece on building family bonds and navigating family binds during the holidays.

Recently, Susannah put together an incredible workbook to help us unravel the new year. It’s a thoughtful approach to creating intentions and figuring out how you’d like your life to look. (I love Susannah’s work, and this is a very generous and beautiful gift to readers.)

After having a holiday season that didn’t turn out as planned, Rachel considers how the story she’d written isn’t reflected in her real life. And she asks several powerful questions that I think are important to consider:

“What’s the story that didn’t turn out as you had written it? Is the real story even better? What do you need to let go of to move closer to embracing the true story of your holiday season?”

I am enough.

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