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6 Tips for Practicing Self-Care When Life Sucks


Today, I'm happy to share a guest post penned by one of my favorite writers Rosie Molinary. If you remember, Rosie shared an excerpt here on Weightless from the second edition of her powerful book Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance (which I highly recommend). Below, Rosie talks about practicing self-care during difficult, unexpected or urgent times. Which is often daily life, isn't it? I love this post,...
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Body Image

Learning To Love Your Body By Learning To Defend It



Today, I'm pleased to present a guest post from Shannon E. O'Hara. Shannon is the Director of Fitness at Focus Martial Arts and Fitness in Lake in the Hills, IL.
She's also the main instructor for Fight like a Girl (a women’s and girls’ self-defense program) and for Full of Ourselves (a program designed to advance girl power, health, and leadership).
Below, she shares how self-defense...
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Body Image

When Body Love Feels Phony


Today, I'm honored to share a guest post by Darla Breckenridge, MS, a psychologist specializing in binge eating at Green Mountain at Fox Run, a women's healthy weight retreat. In 2011, Darla co-authored Journey into Self: A Hundred Days of Guided Mindful Reflection.

Below, Darla explores what we can do when we don't love our bodies and any positive body talk feels oh-so faraway. She offers a powerful and valuable technique that...
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Body Image

Understanding What Your Body Wants, Part 2


Sometimes your body can seem like an enigma. What does it need? What does it want? You might have a difficult time deciphering the scores of sensations.

In yesterday's post, psychotherapist Ashley Eder, LPC, shared several valuable ways we can learn to decode our body's cues. Today, she shares two more ideas on figuring out what our bodies are trying to tell us.

Learn more about Ashley Eder at her website  
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Body Image

Understanding What Your Body Wants, Part 1

Last week I had the honor of sharing a guest post on strategies for listening to our bodies by Ashley Eder, LPC, a psychotherapist in Boulder, Colorado. For instance, she suggested doing a brief body scan throughout the day, so you can check for issues like tension.

Once you learn how to tune into your body, you need to decode its cues. So another important question arises: How do you know what your body's trying to tell you?

In part one of her post, Ashley reveals...
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Disordered Eating

The 2 Key Steps I Took In My Bulimia Recovery

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Today I'm honored to present an inspiring and empowering guest post by Shaye Boddington, a 26-year-old woman who's recovered from bulimia after a 12-year struggle. Below, she shares how she finally found help, overcame the shame of the disorder, and the two important steps that contributed to her recovery.
My bulimia recovery. Wow, it was a roller coaster for sure - such a...
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Guest Posts

The Surprising Overlap Of Dieting And Motherhood


When you become a parent, suddenly everyone has advice on what you're doing wrong or what you could be doing better. The same is true when it comes to health, weight and size.

In fact, the advice is eerily similar --- and somehow you're always at fault.

Below, in her poignant post, parent and licensed professional counselor Ashley Eder, LPC, reveals how these tips often overlap --- and are laced with criticism and inaccuracies.

Eder works...
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Body Image

Body Image Warrior Week: The Danger Of A Single Ideal Body

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Being part of Body Image Warrior Week has introduced me to several brilliant bloggers I wasn't familiar with before. One of these bloggers is Caitlin from Fit and Feminist. I love her powerful post about today's narrow physical standards, and I know you will, too. It's empowering, beautiful and oh-so true!
Recently, I came across a blog post by a personal trainer in which...
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