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A Powerful Question for Making Good Decisions

I've always had a hard time making decisions (you should hear me order anything at a restaurant). When I really think about it, a big part of the difficulty is the fear of making the wrong decision. It's the palpable yearning for perfection.

Plus, big decisions can seem so overwhelming. It's hard to wrap your mind around questions like, What will I do with my life? Should I quit grad school? Should...
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Instead of Being Furious, Get Curious About Your Body And Yourself

I just finished writing an article on strategies for staying curious and why curiosity is so vital to our lives. (I featured tips and insights from Ian Leslie's fascinating new book Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It. Stay tuned for the piece on Psych Central next month.)

So I have curiosity on the brain. And, naturally, this curiosity pertains to our bodies and ourselves.

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Embracing Our Bodies Despite Our Flaws

Many of us are hesitant to accept our bodies because they're "flawed." We have stretch marks, cellulite, too-big thighs, too-small breasts, too-round bellies.

We assume all these traits are terrible imperfections which preclude us from appreciating and loving our bodies.

How can I accept something that is flawed? How can I be positive when there is negative surrounding me, part of me?

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Sunday Self-Care Round-Up 8.24.14


I'm starting a new round-up series on Weightless that includes all kinds of posts, which explore taking kinder care of ourselves -- from appreciating our bodies to getting to know ourselves better to feeling our feelings to saying no to saying yes to savoring supportive, healthy relationships.

Because self-care helps us build a more positive body image. Because self-care helps us build fulfilling, satisfying lives. Because self-care simply feels good!

Fittingly, these posts will appear...
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The Different Ways We Can Be Kinder to Ourselves

In Heart to Heart, my eBook with Anna Guest-Jelley, we focus on cultivating kindness, because we don't heal ourselves with insults, judgement and body bashing. We heal ourselves -- our bruised body image, our sinking self-worth -- with compassion.

I like Sharon Salzberg's definition of kindness in her book The Kindness Handbook: “Kindness can manifest as compassion, as generosity, as paying attention.”

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What Worthy Looks Like


This week Anna Guest-Jelley -- a close friend and founder of the ever powerful Curvy Yoga -- and I introduced you to our eBook Heart to Heart: 20 Poems, Meditations + Affirmations to Embrace Your Body & Cultivate Kindness.

(You can learn more here. Plus, until Tuesday, the 19th, enter the code "HEART" to save $5.)

Today, I wanted to share a new poem with you about being worthy....
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Heart to Heart: Cultivating A Kinder Relationship With Your Body

When I was deep in the well of body hatred, I didn't really see any other path, any other way of being with myself. My friends and family loved me unconditionally, and told me not to be so critical.

But aside from them, there was always a sinking, gnawing feeling that I wasn't enough, one substantiated (or perhaps triggered) by everything around me.

I ate up these messages. I ate up the messages that said I'd...
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Body Image Boosters from the Blogosphere 8.10.14


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!
Our rallying cry.

8 questions to consider before committing to a goal.

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