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3 Practices for Embracing and Connecting to Your Body

When people talk about connecting to their bodies, you might be wondering, umm, what the heck does that mean? what the heck does that even look like? Because if you've had an adversarial relationship with your body, embracing and connecting to it feels very foreign---maybe even impossible or ridiculous. Which is why I love sharing actual practices with you, actual actions you can take---small, simple actions that make a significant impact.
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How to Really See Yourself

We rarely see ourselves. Instead what we see are layers upon layers of criticisms and judgments. We see, Ugghh, I am enormous. I can't believe I actually look like that in my dress! I feel gross. I am gross. I really need a tan. I hate my skin. I look like a sausage in these tights. Why can't I do anything right? 

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Celebrating Girls Exactly As They Are—And Celebrating Ourselves

When I found out I was having a girl, I got scared. Because I remember what it's like to be a girl, a teenager, a young woman. I remember vividly the insecurity; the deep desire to look like everyone else but myself; the longing to lose weight, to be pretty, to be popular; the roller-coaster of restricting and bingeing; the pain of rejection; the comparisons and the coming up short. I remember vividly second-guessing everything. I...
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Exploring Your Self-Worth

Yesterday I wrote about when you first learned that you were unworthy. Today, let's explore self-worth even further. Because it can explain a lot. Maybe it can even explain everything. Because how we think and feel about ourselves and our value influences the decisions we make, the actions we take, the habits we practice, the people we surround ourselves with, the way we structure our days, the way we care for...
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A Habit to Quiet Self-Criticism

Does criticizing yourself come all-too naturally to you?

It does for a lot of people. In fact, you might criticize yourself so often that you don't even realize you're doing it. It's like it happens automatically. Like breathing. And you don't discriminate. That is, you bash yourself for anything. Your weight. Your skin. Your thighs. Your anxiety. Your sadness or some other feeling you think is "wrong."

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