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Archives for January, 2014

Body Image

What Lies Beneath Our Desire To Lose Weight

Years ago I was intent on losing weight. It was my goal for a long time (essentially a decade). Today, I realize that's not what I wanted after all.

What I really wanted was to feel better about myself. What I really wanted was to feel more comfortable, confident and secure in my own skin.

What I really wanted was calm -- for the anxious thoughts to quiet -- and connection -- someone...
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Body Image Booster: Some Tweets For Thought


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 the 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!
Inspiration is everywhere, and there's a whole lot of it on Twitter. These are...
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Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 1.26.14


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 elsewhere. Hope you find these links inspiring!
Five lessons on being selfish and needy. If you're pressed for time, just...
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Letting Go Of What No Longer Serves Us

This week for Sas's powerful Let It Go Project, I talked about letting go of "I can't" thoughts. It's so liberating to accept that something negative exists and then to simply say, I'm letting you go.

Of course, it's often tougher or more complicated than that. But setting the intention is so important. There's so much freedom in relinquishing the beliefs, behaviors, habits, objects, stories and people...
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The Limiting Story I’m Letting Go


This post is part of the Let it Go Project: a collection of stories leading up to a beautiful releasing ritual, hosted by Sas Petherick on the 30th of January. All the details for this free event are here. And you can take part! Be inspired by other posts in this project, and share what you are ready to let of of on the Let it Go Project Community Page!
This...
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My Body Image Dream For 2014


Today, in the , we honor Martin Luther King, Jr., who had an incredible dream and helped make it a reality. Inspired by his powerful speech and Therese Borchard’s achingly beautiful piece, I'm republishing an updated version of last year's post on my personal dream. It's a dream that focuses on everything from how we treat each other to how we treat ourselves.
I have a dream...
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Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 1.19.14


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 elsewhere. Hope you find these links inspiring!
Learning things about self-care.

A powerful poem on shrinking...
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On Working Out In The New Year

"I really dislike working out."

That's what Jillian Michaels -- the trainer on The Biggest Loser -- recently told a magazine while promoting one of her workouts.

So why does she do it? Because, she says, she loves her skinny jeans and playing with her kids. Then she shares her thoughts on how often everyone needs to work out per week.

This is just one of countless articles making the rounds in...
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Body Image Booster: Build Your Support System


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 the 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!
Recently, I was talking to a friend about a difficult family...
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