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Archives for February, 2014

Body Image

Body Image Booster: Seeing Obstacles & Trials As Stepping Stones


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!
Below is a beautiful poem by poet, philosopher and bestselling author
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Body Image

20 Things to Do Besides Berate Your Body And Yourself

I used to spend many minutes criticizing my body -- specifically bashing my belly and my hips -- and other traits like my indecisiveness and incessant worrying.

In fact, I'm sure that over the years, it adds up to hundreds of hours spent hurling insults at myself.

Many of us do this. We think we're too big or too small, our skin is too dimpled or too pale. We dislike certain personality...
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Body Image

It’s Never Too Late to Nourish Yourself

In the book It's Never Too Late to Be What You Might Have Been author BJ Gallagher shares stories of individuals who've achieved their hopes and dreams later in life.

For instance, she talks about one couple, Arnold and Raine, who started hiking in their 60s. They've hiked in Alaska and all over California, among other places, and they've hiked up 10,000 to 12,000 feet.

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Body Image Boosters

Body Image Booster: Walking Meditation


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!
One of the ways we can start to feel more comfortable and...
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Body Image Boosters

Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 2.15.14


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!
Daily steps for building a healthier relationship with yourself.

Quick strategies for...
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Books

A Simple Way to Assess Your Self-Care

Sometimes, it's hard to identify why we're feeling so drained and depleted, why our frustration keeps building and building and why our energy keeps plummeting.

I recently came across a great tip from Barbara Ann Kipfer's book 1,001 Ways to Live in the Moment that may help. She suggests writing a journal entry at the end of each day that includes these elements:

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Body Image

Body Image Booster: Consider Curiosity And Openness


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!
Last week I came across this beautiful quote by French artist Henri Matisse:

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Navigating Overwhelm And Body Image

 
From time to time I write about dealing with overwhelm on Weightless because often when we're stressed, we tend to take it out on our bodies.

Just this morning as I was putting on regular clothes (that's what I call pants made from less than 5 percent spandex and shirts I can't wear to the gym), I could feel my face forming into a scowl.

And then the "have I gained weight?" question just popped up,...
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A Reminder About Aging And Our Bodies

I usually link to other bloggers' pieces in my weekly round-ups. But I just had to highlight Jen Louden's gorgeous piece about aging.

Aging is a sensitive subject. Conversations about aging often include a lot of sighing, grimacing and eye rolling.

Our bodies go through many changes as we age, many unwelcome changes: deep lines etched into our faces; graying hair; rougher skin; softer, cushier bodies; stretch marks; sagging.

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