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Archives for March, 2016

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Making Choices from Love, Not Fear

Do any of these experiences sound familiar, whether past or present: You took on jobs that you hated and held onto every dollar you had out of fear of not having enough money. You punished your body at the gym for fear of gaining weight. You watched what you ate because you hated your body. You surrounded yourself with unhealthy "friends," and endured unhealthy relationships because you feared...
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Self-Care Sunday: Embracing and Savoring Life’s Messes

One of my favorite magazines, Bella Grace, asked readers to share the messes they secretly love. Which they featured in a piece in their seventh issue. Which has quickly become one of my favorite articles. Which is a powerful perspective to cultivate. Because life is messy, and there are many messes that are actually beautiful. Many messes we already do and can embrace.

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Rewriting Stories that Spike Our Stress, Sink Our Mood and Just Aren’t Supportive

We are constantly spinning stories about ourselves. And many of these stories are negative to the bone. For instance, we might spin global stories like: No one will really love you until, unless you are thin. You can't tell people the truth, because they'll abandon you. (By the way, some people might leave, but that's a good thing. They just saved you a whole lot of...
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Dear Body: A Letter

Dear Body,

Today isn't too good. Honestly, I feel disgusting. I feel like I want to eat an entire tub of ice cream. And I might. Because it hurts. Everything hurts. And I just don't know what to do. I feel bloated and too big. I feel deeply uncomfortable. In my bones. In my cells. It's just so frustrating. The tension and restlessness are electric. But there isn't anything energetic or positive about this electricity....
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