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Books

7 Practices that Make Up the Foundation of Self-Care

There are many ways to take great care of ourselves. Because self-care is multidimensional and multilayered and very personal. Some days self-care is taking a day off and savoring some pampering. Some days self-care is sitting down to watch TV while taking long, deep breaths. Sometimes, self-care is reading a book for hours. Sometimes, self-care is going on a solo retreat. Sometimes, self-care is getting up early, and sometimes, it's...
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Books

Are You Tending to Your Pain with Unhealthy Habits?

Courtney Carver spent many, many hours shopping and many, many dollars to relieve different types of pain---everything from the pain of boredom to the pain of fatigue to the pain of frustration to the pain of worry.

Her pain lingered, seeping into the everyday.

As she writes in her book, Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More, "The pain wasn't acute or based on one traumatic event, but...
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General

A Wish for You for 2018

May you stop letting numbers dictate your life, your happiness, your sense of peace, what you eat, how you spend your day (, decide to work out because you need to burn off ______ calories or because you must lose those last _____ lbs.). And most importantly, may you stop letting numbers dictate how you feel about yourself (, I weigh _____ lbs., which means I'm not worthy, which means it's OK for...
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Body Image

73 Last-Minute Body Positive Gifts For Your Loved Ones & Yourself

Since I started writing Weightless (in 2009!), every year around this time, I’ve shared a list of last-minute gifts we can give to our loved ones and ourselves. I’ve combined those lists, updated them and added new ideas.

Below, you’ll find a combination of presents you can purchase and gifts that don’t cost a thing. When I say body positive in the title, I mean anything that supports a positive body image. Anything that...
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General

Caring for Your Four Kinds of Needs

We have all kinds of needs. Our main needs are physical, mental, emotional and spiritual---and it's important to care for all of them. The best way to do that is to explore and examine. It's to get curious. It's to constantly ask ourselves questions. Big questions like What soothes my soul? and basic questions like Am I thirsty right now?

Because, as Janet Conner beautifully writes in her book Writing Down Your Soul: How to Activate and Listen...
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Creating a Deeply Supportive Self-Care Routine

A self-care routine goes beyond spa days. It stems from reflecting deeply about our needs and our values. It stems from reflecting deeply about who we really are. For instance, author and coach Nancy G. Shapiro includes movement in her self-care routine because it energizes her physically and mentally and calms her emotionally. "Even short bursts of movement and stretching, and stepping outside for a breath of fresh air enlivens both my body...
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Guest Posts

The Power of Practicing Fierce Self-Care—And How to Start



Today, I'm honored to share a guest post by Nancy G. Shapiro, the author of The Book of Calm: Clarity, Compassion and Choice in a Turbulent World. In it, she delves into the practice of "fierce" self-care: what it means (a definition I absolutely love!); why it's so important; and where you can start.

Why Fierce?


The practice of fierce self-care requires each of us to become the protector of our own well-being. As I’ve learned to...
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