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4 Ways To Truly Love Yourself

Yesterday, we talked about a practical way (thanks to Therese!) to build a solid and positive self-image. Today, let's talk about other ways to cultivate love and confidence in your inner core.

The first year Weightless was born, I spoke with Christine Arylo about what it means to truly love yourself. Arylo founded the movement Madly In Love with ME and wrote the book
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I Am Enough

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I am enough because I have a good heart.

I am enough because I try to make thoughtful decisions.

I am enough because I'm doing good work.

I am enough because I try to make others laugh and smile.

I am enough because I am tolerant and patient.

I am enough because I value my relationships.

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The Meaning Of Balance For Body Image

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In April, I interviewed  a researcher about attaining a work-life balance. Her first words to me were: There's no such thing as balance.

And trying to reach a so-called balance is akin to reaching perfection. In other words, it's not going to happen, and we're going to drive ourselves insane along the way.

(Here's the piece if you're interested.)

Both Christie and Anna wrote thought-provoking posts...
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Thoughts On Beauty

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I've always viewed the women in my family as beautiful, and I'm talking beyond looks. As a whole.

I've always admired their compassion, their strength and resilience, their knows-no-bounds generosity, their grace and integrity, their humor and wit.

When I look at them, they are and were beautiful. Plain and simple.

So it's interesting to me that I spent so many years striving to achieve a very narrow standard of beauty....
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Bravery In Unexpected Places

This post was written as part of the Self-Discovery, Word by Word series. This month's word is "brave," hosted by Dana at Body and the Brood. Here's how to participate. And be sure to check out her eloquent post on the small "b" bravery.
It's been so hard for me to see some of my actions as being brave, because I thought that I was weak for so many...
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Body Image, Self-Discovery & Change

I've been both afraid of change and antsy for it.

When I fear change, I fear the unknown. I can't plan out what will happen next, and this bothers me.

I'm slow to get comfortable when things change, unless the changes are absolutely positive, like winning the lottery (yep, still waiting on that one).

I'm also a routine-aholic. For years, I'd eat the same turkey for lunch. I'd have the same cereal for breakfast. I'd drive the...
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Self-Discovery Series: 19 Posts on Creativity!

Today, I'm thrilled to feature the bloggers who've participated in our series, Self-Discovery, Word by Word! This month's word was "creativity," and I hope you enjoyed reflecting on it.
In the midst of a hectic schedule and life responsibilities, I'm really trying to connect to my creativity. And reading your posts was a wonderful way to do that! Below, are your fantastic posts on creativity in the order I received...
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