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Writing to Finally Express and Stand Up for Yourself


There is a line in Natalie Goldberg's book Writing Down the Bones that is especially meaningful to me: “I write because I kept my mouth shut all my life…." It is meaningful because there have been many times, too many times, too many situations in which I stayed silent when really I needed to speak up. To speak up for my needs, my safety, my desires, my boundaries, my feelings. To stand up for myself.
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Exercise

50 Journal Prompts for Exploring Your Favorite Things

Last week I shared 50 quick journal prompts to help us get to know ourselves a bit better. Below you'll find 50 more prompts, which focus on your favorite things. As you're gathering with your friends and family for the holidays, consider asking them to share their favorites, too. Often there are so many things we don't know about each other because we simply don't think to ask. This...
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Body Image

50 Quick Journal Prompts to Spark Self-Reflection

Journaling is a powerful way to learn more about ourselves. And it's amazing how many stories just one word (or a few words) can spark. Below are 50 (plus) words to help you self-reflect. Don't think too much about your responses, and don't censor yourself. Simply write what's on your mind. If you like, set a timer, and give yourself a limit. Or don't. Do what works best for you. Always.

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General

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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Culture

Navigating Self-Care as a Parent: Q&A with Therapist Anna Osborn


Carving out time for ourselves gets tricky when we become parents. As a (very) new mom myself, I'm especially curious how others navigate self-care and parenthood. Because it's very easy to forget ourselves and get overwhelmed. Which is why I decided to start a short series where working moms reveal what works for them.

Today, I'm happy to share my first interview with Anna Osborn. Anna is a therapist in Sacramento, Calif., who specializes...
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