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Archives for March, 2013

Body Image

Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 3.31.13


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. Sometimes I also share relevant pieces that I’ve written on the Web. Hope you find these links inspiring!
I loved watching Brene Brown on Oprah. She talked about daring greatly, shame, vulnerability and gratitude....
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Body Image

A Meditation For Promoting Peace Within Ourselves


Today, I'm pleased to present a guest post by Brenda Bentley, a therapist and mindfulness teacher.

She's also author of the book Eat, Guilt, Repent, Repeat: Break the Cycle! which features real-life stories and strategies to cultivate peace with your body, food and life.

Below, she shares a meditation to help readers find peace within ourselves and promote peace toward others.
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Body Image Boosters

Body Image Booster: Practicing Mindfulness


Every Monday features a tip, activity, inspiring quote or some other tidbit that helps boost your body image, whether directly or indirectly — and hopefully kick-starts your week on a positive note!

Got a tip for improving body image? Email me at mtartakovsky at gmail dot com, and I’ll be happy to feature it. I’d love to hear from you!
Mindfulness can be helpful in improving our body image. It can remind us to...
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Body Image

Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 3.24.13

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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. Sometimes I also share relevant pieces that I’ve written on the Web. Hope you find these links inspiring!
Molly shares 9 great ways to practice...
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Body Image

Honoring Parts Of Yourself By Practicing Self-Care

"My decision to protect my sensitivity was one of the most influential acts of extreme self-care I've ever taken in my life," writes Cheryl Richardson in her book The Art of Extreme Self-Care: Transform Your Life One Month at a Time. "It forced me to stop judging and disowning essential parts of myself and start honoring who I am at my core."

I can totally relate to being sensitive. As I...
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Body Image

Why I Write About Body Image


I was inspired to write today's post by this powerful piece from Kate Fridkis on why she writes about body image.
I write about body image because every day we're told we're unworthy unless we weigh a certain number or look a certain way. Every day many of us feel a palpable pressure to focus on our physical appearance at all costs.

Our lives are filled with worries over eating...
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Body Image

Body Image Booster: Your Permission To Feel Pleasure


Every Monday features a tip, activity, inspiring quote or some other tidbit that helps boost your body image, whether directly or indirectly — and hopefully kick-starts your week on a positive note!

Got a tip for improving body image? Email me at mtartakovsky at gmail dot com, and I’ll be happy to feature it. I’d love to hear from you!
I've always been afraid of feeling too much pleasure, joy or comfort.

For instance,...
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Body Image

Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 3.17.13


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. Sometimes I also share relevant pieces that I’ve written on the Web. Hope you find these links inspiring!
Mara chats with Hannah all about self-love in this
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Are Shadow Comforts Starving Your Spirit?

People often ask researcher and author Brené Brown, , "Where is the line between pleasure or comfort and numbing?"

This is a powerful question to consider when thinking about how we tend to our needs, process our emotions and truly soothe ourselves.

In her newest book Daring Greatly, Brené cites Jen Louden's term "shadow comforts," which refers to the various devices we use to numb ourselves.

Brené writes, "When we're anxious, disconnected,...
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