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The Conditions We Create to Stall Self-Love


“Loving ourselves is a tough one because it often comes with a laundry list of prerequisites,” Vancouver-based therapist Julia Kristina told me.

For many of us, it comes with a very long laundry list. A list that keeps getting longer. A list that stops us from loving ourselves in all sorts of ways.

We tell ourselves, when I graduate with my law degree, I’ll start taking better care of myself, because then I’ll have time...
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When You’re Mad at Yourself

You ate several slices of pizza, and barely tasted them. You were too exhausted to get through your entire to-do list. You slept past your alarm and were late to work. Again. You couldn't do your usual 20 push-ups. You're becoming more and more anxious at the grocery store. You find yourself getting angry around the same time every day.

Normally when we overeat, when we aren't as productive as we think we should...
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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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