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!
This month many amazing holiday-themed pieces have popped up on the Web. They focus on truly enjoying the holiday season and nourishing ourselves, body, mind and spirit. Here’s a round-up of these beautiful posts.
The Non-Dieter’s Holiday Survival Guide, which features 5 fantastic ways to survive and thrive this season.
A beautiful way to thank your body.
5 simple — and meaningful — ways to be mindful this holiday season. This is one of my fave tips from Ashley:
Make a holiday craft. Creating something beautiful around the holidays is a great way to engage your attention and senses, and can serve double duty as a low-cost gift for your great aunt! Check out Pinterest for awesome ideas.
When you have a “food hangover,” try these excellent — and gentle — suggestions.
8 body positive things to do when a yoga teacher mentions weight, calories, dieting, detox or all of the above. I LOVE what Anna says at the end of her post. In fact, I’d extend this to any experience.
You deserve a yoga class where you feel safe and encouraged, and you’re the only one who gets to decide what that looks like for you.
The one thing you must be ready to do to take care of yourself this holiday season.
The best post I’ve read on eating and enjoying yourself during holiday celebrations — and every day beyond that. According to Michelle (if you aren’t reading her blog, I highly, highly suggest you start):
So, here’s the thing: whether or not you are fat, you are the only person who gets to decide what food goes in your mouth, what tastes good, and how much of it makes you feel full and satisfied. No matter how many busybodies and dietary conspiracy theorists get in your face, you are still the only one who can decide.
And these are a few of the holiday-themes pieces I’ve written for Psych Central, which you might find helpful:
- 8 Tips for a Fairly Stress-Free & Fulfilling Holiday
- Holiday Gifts That Don’t Cost a Thing
- 3 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude
By the way, happy Hanukkah to my Jewish readers!
What inspiring, helpful posts have you read lately? Feel free to share the links below!