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Archives for January, 2015

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Asking Beautiful Questions in 2015

Because we had a busy end of the year -- the holidays, getting the house ready for company, getting married, having loved ones in town, submitting book revisions, working on other projects -- I didn't get a chance to reflect that much on the old year or the new year.

I feel like I leaped into 2015. Excited and grateful but exhausted.

So I was happy to find a great piece on making...
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Self-Care Sunday: Eating Mindfully

I think eating mindfully is a beautiful way to take care of ourselves and to savor our lives. Eating mindfully simply means paying full attention to eating (or cooking or even washing the dishes).

Eating mindfully is a way for us to honor our bodies, to honor the process of nourishing ourselves. It's a way to honor the rich, long process that goes into food arriving at our tables -- from seeds sprouting...
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My Body Image Dream for 2015

Today, in the , we honor Martin Luther King, Jr., who had an incredible dream and helped make it a reality. Inspired by his powerful speech and Therese Borchard’s beautiful piece, every year I republish a piece on my personal dream (which I've updated since last year). It’s a dream that focuses on everything from how we treat each other to how we...
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Self-Care Sunday: Create A Nourishing List

In Thursday's post I mentioned that there are many ways we can nourish ourselves -- in addition to food.

Today, make a list of all the things that nourish you. I see nourishment as anything that's fulfilling, meaningful, fun, playful, soothing, refreshing, invigorating, puts-a-smile-on-your-face, and meets a need.

Creating this list gives you the opportunity to reflect on what really helps you. Plus, when...
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The Lessons You’ve Learned Throughout the Years

On the last pages of her book Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life From Dear Sugar Cheryl Strayed pens her response to the question: "What would you tell your twentysomething self if you could talk to her now?"

These are snippets of her wisdom:

"Feed yourself. Literally. The sort of people worthy of your love will love you more for this, sweet pea."

"You don't have a...
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Yoga And The Challenge of Stillness

I've had an on again, off again relationship with yoga. Years ago I'd attend yoga classes at my gym several times a week.

Today, I attend one class, and that's after stopping for several months. Still I find yoga to be beautiful and very challenging. A big challenge for me is Savasana, the final pose in a yoga class.

As Cheryl Strayed writes in the book Going Om: Real-Life Stories On and...
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Writing Vows to Ourselves

When we got married, Brian and I wrote our own vows. Writing my vows to him, and him reading his vows to me are moments that I will never forget.

Writing our vows gave us both the opportunity to reflect on our relationship, to consider where we started, where we are today and where we'd like to go. To consider our deep commitment to each other.

Writing our vows and speaking them has...
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