In this new series I share links to all kinds of posts, which explore taking kinder care of ourselves — from appreciating our bodies to getting to know ourselves better to expressing our creativity (which goes hand in hand with self-discovery) 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!
I hope you find these links inspiring and empowering.
10 questions for giving up martyrdom.
Such a wonderful perspective on others criticizing our work!
On “recruiting” in less-than-optimal places in parts of our lives.
“What if selfies could be that unexpected tool that brings you to a greater place of peace with our self both internally & externally?”
Practicing yoga in a tiny space.
Radical self-care for moms.
Healing for the inner good girl.
Anna interviews researcher and author Linda Bacon about Health At Every Size, weight stigma and more.
You are allowed. My favorite reminders from Mara’s piece:
You are allowed to have a bad day.
You are allowed to be ridiculously happy, even if everyone around you is struggling.
You are allowed to be too much. To be irrational. To be highly sensitive.
You are allowed to be deliciously, ridiculously, and messily human.
Questions for cultivating self-compassion.
Create a “hell no” list.
The number 1 reason you feel like you aren’t enough.
Gathering my selves.
Is social media part of your self-care or is it hampering it?
Your body is worth getting to know.
Rachel’s nourishing 2014 holiday gift guide.
The power of befriending your feelings along with tips on how.
No parts of our lives are wasted or mistakes. Such a powerful reminder! Here’s an excerpt from Kylie’s insightful piece:
So you spent eight years in a relationship and then broke up?
Now you have eight years of knowing what you’re like in a relationship.
Eight years of conscious learning and evolving.
Eight years of kissing practice, which you might share with someone new (or not).
And you’ve discovered that this one person isn’t right for you.
So you worked on a painting for three weeks and ended up hating it?
You got to paint for three weeks straight.
You worked hard at figuring out a puzzle, and that work, in and of itself, can be so satisfying.
You can paint over that canvas.
Maybe this next one will flow.
A freeing eating guide.
A key quote to remember.
Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!