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Other Ways to View Your Inner Critic

Last weekend I wrote about taking a business-like approach to dealing with our inner critics. Because I've realized that fighting or ignoring my inner critic doesn't really work.

It just seems to add fuel to an already hungry, raging fire.

Other approaches that may help with our inner critic include being lighthearted, curious and compassionate.

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Body Image Booster: Nourishing Our Needs


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.
Last week I wrote about the small ways we can be kinder to ourselves. Another way we...
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10 Ways to Be Kinder to Yourself This Weekend


Yesterday I talked about experimenting with self-compassion -- despite the disapproving whispers and roars of our inner critic.

Because the negative thoughts -- whatever they are -- don't matter. They don't have to drive or dictate our actions. They don't have to rule our worlds.

We can act with kindness, no matter what we hear from our inner critic -- or from others. And we can do so in small...
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Body Image Booster: Love After Love


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.
Because it's National Poetry Month, I'd like to share another poem with you. This...
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Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 4.13.14


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!
An image of bounty.

Overcoming impostor syndrome.

Coping healthfully with...
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Listening to the Language of Your Body

A pivotal part of building a more positive body image and practicing compassionate self-care is listening to our bodies.

Our bodies speak to us through sensations, according to psychotherapist Andrea Brandt, , MFT, in her book Mindful Anger: A Pathway to Emotional Freedom.

Brandt defines sensations as "the perception of stimuli through the senses (sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch)" and "the physical feeling that results when senses are stimulated...
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Body Image Booster: Create A Timeline


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.
Reviewing your past relationship with your body can give you insight into how to improve your current connection. It can help...
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