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9 Ways to Deeply Care for Yourself

Think of yourself as having two parts: One part is a child in need of nurturing; the other is a parent who has the privilege of caring for that child. It's a privilege to take seriously. And one way we take that privilege seriously is to practice self-care on a deeper level.


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Practicing Self-Care On a Deeper Level

There are many ways to think of self-care, and many ways to practice it. But at its foundation self-care is noticing and attending to our needs and being kind to ourselves, according to Laura Torres, LPC, a holistic mental health counselor who specializes in self-care, self-compassion, anxiety, perfectionism, relationship issues and highly sensitive people.


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7 More Tips for Navigating Body Image Issues

When we're struggling with body image issues, we can easily feel helpless. We can easily feel like nothing is going to change, and we'll be shackled to the scale forever. We can easily feel like we'll be fixated on our bodies forever---and how much we lack, and how many pounds we need to lose, and what we need to alter about our physical appearance in order to finally be deemed worthy.


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7 Tiny Tips to Improve Your Body Image and Eating Issues

When you're struggling with food and body image issues, you might have no clue how to feel better. You might feel frustrated and overwhelmed. After all, when diet and weight-loss messages are everywhere you turn, how do you make a change? How do you know what changes to make? Where do you start? How can you genuinely nourish yourself?