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 is an important part of cultivating a positive body image and taking better care of ourselves.
Recently, I wrote a piece on the power of empathy for relationships and how we can enhance our empathy.
One of the experts shared the below beautiful loving-kindness meditation from meditation teacher and bestselling author Sharon Salzberg.
Loving kindness is a meditation that helps us cultivate appreciation and compassion toward others and ourselves. (I’ve written about this meditation before.)
This is a loving-kindness meditation from psychologist and Psych Central blogger Elisha Goldstein.
This third loving-kindness meditation is from the University of New Hampshire Health Services.
I know that self-compassion can be hard for many of us. But listening to the above loving-kindness meditations can help. Find a meditation that you like, and try to practice it regularly.
Remember that self-compassion isn’t something we either have or don’t have. It’s a skill, a practice that we can cultivate.