soup in CT, 2011

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!

What would my life look like if I became radically devoted to myself?

This is the brilliant and powerful question Christie asks herself in this beautiful post. She’s dedicating 2013 to “the year of radical self-devotion.”

A free workbook from Golda on identifying what you want in life and manifesting it in 2013.

This post from Mara on comparing ourselves really resonated with me. In fact, this describes many years of my life.

When we compare ourselves to others, we are sending our spirits powerful messages that we are not good enough being exactly who we are.

We begin the process of trying to be like someone else.

We work to dim our inner sparkle and make ourselves small.

We speak to ourselves in violent and judgmental tones.

We wish parts of ourselves away.

Mara posed several powerful questions in her post, and these two really struck me:

Who might you become, if you stopped waiting for other people to give you permission?

What might you achieve, if you were motivated from a place of phenomenal love and support for yourself?

13 questions to ask yourself for the New Year.

Most new year’s resolutions don’t work because they start with a should, instead of a value. I talked to two of my favorite experts on setting truly nourishing intentions.

5 valuable strategies to stop feeling overwhelmed.

Rachel recaps her favorite posts from 2012. (I love her blog.)

7 strategies for cultivating happiness in 2013.

What inspiring posts have you read lately?