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Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 7.28.13

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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!

Sas shares how she practices self-love in this powerful interview with Mara. (There’s so much wisdom on how we can ease into appreciating and loving ourselves.)

In this podcast Christie and Mara talk about honoring our needs in a busy world.

Rachel shares a snapshot of her midsummer’s joy. Jessica shares how being outside sparks her joy. What’s bringing you joy today?

In this interview Rachel also shares her thoughts on self-compassion. I especially love her definition of self-compassion.

Self-compassion is a way of relating to one’s self with a soft heart, empathy, and acceptance. I like to think of it as being at the heart of maternal love, not the love we received from our actual imperfect mothers, but the energy of pure maternal love. It is an embrace and a place to rest.

Take notice of synchronicity in your life.

How to get started with Curvy Yoga.

3 breathing exercises to reduce anxiety.

Ideas on finding friends when you’re all grown up.

Taking creative action.

7 playful activity books for grown-ups.

Alexandra shares 21 mantras for when you’re overwhelmed. My favorites:

❤ I am doing as much as I can, as best as I can.
❤ I chose this path, and I can always make it easier.
❤ I put pressure on myself, and I can release it, too.

What have you been reading this week? What’s been helping you improve your body image? 

Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 7.28.13

Margarita Tartakovsky, MS

Margarita is an associate editor at She writes about everything from taking compassionate care of yourself at any weight, shape, and size, to coping healthfully with difficult emotions. Her goal is to give readers practical, empowering tips to better their lives, and to remind you that whatever you're struggling with, you're never, ever alone.

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Tartakovsky, M. (2019). Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 7.28.13. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 23, 2020, from


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