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39 Lessons on Body Image, Well-Being And Life

Tomorrow, July 30th, I'll be celebrating my 35th birthday. Eeeek. Almost every year, I’ve been republishing and revising a version of the below post. In it, I share what I’ve learned about building a positive body image, coping effectively and living a fulfilling, meaningful life in my years on earth thus far. Why 39? Extra lessons for good measure and good luck! 

1. Be you. In all your amazing and unique glory. Trying to be like...
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A Big Myth About Healthy Body Image

We think that in order to have a healthy body image, we must love our bodies. We assume we must celebrate our physical traits every day. Basically we assume we must love every inch of our skin. We assume that if we don't, if we don't love our hips, for instance, or that weird birthmark on our bellies, or we wish we had thicker hair or we wish that our legs were longer,...
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Cultivating a Healthy Relationship with Your Body: Q&A with Jennifer Rollin

Building a healthy relationship with your body might feel utterly impossible, especially if you've been bashing your weight or shape for years, especially if you look in the mirror daily with disgust, and say "Ughhhh." Thankfully, it's not impossible. Which is why I love sharing different tips and resources with you. Because you don't have to spend your days fixated on your supposed physical flaws, feeling terrible about yourself. You can change your relationship...
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3 Ways to Be Kind to Your Body When You Don’t Like it Very Much

 

We don't have to be in love with our bodies---our weight, shape or size---to treat ourselves well. In fact, we don't even have to like our bodies. We don't have to walk around loving or liking every inch in order to feel good in our own skin. Because often what helps us to feel good in our own skin are actions and practices. The small gestures. The gradual steps we take every...
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Loving Thoughts Aren’t Required for Treating Your Body with Love

For some of us loving our bodies sounds like a lovely thought but not a realistic one. Because when you've spent years bashing your body and seeing it as a roadblock, a boulder, a huge obstacle that keeps you from getting what you want, it's hard. Maybe even impossible. But, as I've written before on Weightless, I believe we can still act in kind ways even if we don't have kind...
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