Archives for June, 2014

Body Image

Body Image Booster: What Feeds You?


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.
Rosie recently penned a beautiful post on exploring what feeds us. She writes: "What feeds your soul?  Takes you...
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Body Image

Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 6.29.14


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!
10 ways we body shame without even realizing (excellent piece!).

The pendulum...
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Culture

Playful And Powerful Quotes on Food, Cooking & Eating

When we're trying to eat intuitively and ditch our dieting mentality, it can feel like we're a party of one.

Everywhere we look, we see ads for weight-loss programs, diet foods and diet pills.

We're shamed and blamed about our food choices (you better not eat that if you want to be "healthy." you know it's bikini season, right?).

Our friends and family might be "watching" what they eat (, counting calories),...
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Books

Self-Care And Asking For What You Need

I talk a lot on Weightless about exploring and responding to our needs. This is a powerful way to cultivate self-compassion and a fulfilling life.

But I know it can get tricky when our needs involve other people -- which is often.

Personally, I used to assume that others, if they truly loved one, would automatically know what I needed. That's how it works, right?

Assuming that others can read our...
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Body Image

Body Image Booster: Experiencing Loving Kindness


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.
A few weeks ago I shared how we can be just 10 percent kinder. Because kindness...
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Body Image

Noticing Your Body From the Inside Out

Right now I'm reading the book Living with Your Body & Other Things You Hate: How to Let Go of Your Struggle with Body Image Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy by therapist Emily Sandoz, , and writer Troy DuFrene.

In it, Sandoz defines body image as simply how the body is experienced. Our body image includes everything from the feeling of our clothes on our skin to the shape of our stomachs.

It...
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