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An Exercise for Transforming Negative Thoughts into Empowering Ones

I can't do anything right. In fact, I can't do anything. No one will ever love this faulty, flawed body. I am always such a mess. This situation will never get better.

When we think these kinds of thoughts, we assume we're being objective and unbiased. We assume they're truths. But we're not, and they're not. Rather, these thoughts are simply a different interpretation. A negative perspective that only sinks our mood and...
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The Power of Choosing Ourselves & A Book Giveaway!


One of the books I regularly recommend to readers is Rosie Molinary's Beautiful You. Because it's empowering, inspiring and practical. And because it's necessary. Because we receive messages that tell us we aren't good enough---but we can become good enough and happy and confident if we do X, Y and Z. If we lose weight. If we change our appearance. If we are productive. If we don't make any mistakes. If we...
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Using Lists to Cultivate Joy and Create Fulfilling Days

You guys know I love making lists, especially when it comes to practicing self-care and creating satisfaction. One of the ways we can use lists is to write down what truly nourishes us and brings us joy---and then make sure that we include these things, people, actions and places inside our days. Because, as Annie Dillard famously and wisely said, "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend...
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