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Learning to Appreciate Your Body—Even When You Think You Can’t

How many times have you prayed for a different body and said, “I hate how I look”?

How many times has that turned into, “I hate me"? How many times have you bashed your belly, your thighs, your arms? How many times have you cursed your cellulite and stretch marks? How many times have you blamed your body for not losing weight even though you’ve counted your calories and skipped dessert?

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Body Image

A Big Myth About Healthy Body Image

We think that in order to have a healthy body image, we must love our bodies. We assume we must celebrate our physical traits every day. Basically we assume we must love every inch of our skin. We assume that if we don't, if we don't love our hips, for instance, or that weird birthmark on our bellies, or we wish we had thicker hair or we wish that our legs were longer,...
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Body Image

Cultivating a Healthy Relationship with Your Body: Q&A with Jennifer Rollin

Building a healthy relationship with your body might feel utterly impossible, especially if you've been bashing your weight or shape for years, especially if you look in the mirror daily with disgust, and say "Ughhhh." Thankfully, it's not impossible. Which is why I love sharing different tips and resources with you. Because you don't have to spend your days fixated on your supposed physical flaws, feeling terrible about yourself. You can change your relationship...
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Books

Are You Seeking Self-Improvement at Your Own Expense?

Danielle LaPorte spent many years striving to improve herself, striving to grow spiritually. She’d seen a life coach, a creativity coach, a speaking coach and a business coach. She’d had astrology readings and tried hypnotherapy. She’d attended wellness workshops, subsisted on juice cleanses, taken various yoga classes, had support sessions with a shaman—and worked with other practitioners and spiritual teachers in her pursuit.

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What Assumptions Are You Making in Your Life?

When Isaac Lidsky was diagnosed with a degenerative disease that causes vision loss and eventually blindness, he knew it was a death sentence.

As he writes in his inspiring book Eyes Wide Open, "It will end my life as I know it. End independence and confidence. End strength and leadership. End will be helpless, pathetic, weak. I will live trapped in my mind. Blindness will disconnect me from the world."

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