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 on most Sundays. 🙂 I hope you find these links inspiring and empowering.
The four most influential self-help books of my life.
What does knowing home look like for you?
Beautiful and true words from Fall to be re-read regularly:
There is no wrong way to be in your body.
There is no wrong way to have a body.
There is no wrong way to be a body.
Bodies are infinitely varied: different sizes, different colors, different textures, different abilities, different ages, different capacities, different pasts, different futures, and all of these variations are valid and good. The variety is worthy of celebration, not judgment.
There is no wrong way to be a body, and there are no wrong bodies. Every body is true, and right.
7 ways we can be kind to ourselves every day.
Validate your pain. Important words from Danielle:
If you have a reaction — a rush of emotion, a dark thought lunges in, a curious question circles your mind, your stomach flips, or your heart goes ba-boom — then something is really actually, for real, for sure happening to you. You’re having an experience that is true for you. Never mind qualifying how justifiable or sane your painful or fearful reaction is, just notice that it is really happening — because denying it is a form of insanity.
Reconciling the tension between productivity and presence.
How has your journey to body acceptance changed your relationships?
Connecting to our true selves.
The power of empathy:
How we deal with our own pain and how we deal with relational pain are very similar. What we need is to feel cared about and understood and so do other people when they’re in pain. Ultimately, this gives us a sense of feeling accepted, a sense of belonging.
Your Bill of Rights on saying no.
It’s OK to be negative — powerful meditative wisdom.
How are you taking kind care of yourself today?