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A More Meaningful Way to Practice Gratitude

Gratitude can easily get dismissed. After all, it's everywhere. The articles are especially rampant during the holiday season. And after a while, all those tips and tricks and tools turn to noise. Noise that feels like an empty trend. Noise that you're choosing to ignore and pass on. But cultivating thankfulness is helpful (when you genuinely feel thankful; it's totally OK if you don't).

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73 Last-Minute Body Positive Gifts For Your Loved Ones & Yourself

Since I started writing Weightless (in 2009!), every year around this time, I’ve shared a list of last-minute gifts we can give to our loved ones and ourselves. I’ve combined those lists, updated them and added new ideas.

Below, you’ll find a combination of presents you can purchase and gifts that don’t cost a thing. When I say body positive in the title, I mean anything that supports a positive body image. Anything that...
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Relinquishing Unrealistic Expectations About Ourselves

The most unrealistic expectations we typically have revolve around ourselves. And these expectations are especially destructive because once we don't meet them---because we can't---we abandon ourselves. We punish ourselves. Because we didn't get to everything on our to-do lists, we don't let ourselves rest, we get up an hour earlier, and we basically act like drill sergeants. Because we aren't perfect parents, we berate ourselves for everything we did "wrong,"...
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