Tag Archives: Anxiety

Creating Your Ultimate Self-Care List


I think many of us, if not most, have a list of things we’d really like to do, but don’t, because we think we’re undeserving. Do you have such a list? It might not be something you’re even aware of. But it might linger in the back of your mind. You might get hints of[…]

27 Things People With A Positive Body Image Know

A Positive Body Image

I used to think that people who are thin and muscular (and thereby fit our odd, ridiculous Western standards) absolutely love their bodies. How could they not? I also used to think that I couldn’t love or even like or even accept my body until I lost weight, until I actually deserved to love it.[…]

Teenage Anger

Teenage Anger

Teen anger takes many forms. It may be expressed as indignation and resentment, or rage and fury. It is the expression of teenage anger — the behavior — that we see. Some teens may repress their anger and withdraw; others may be more defiant and destroy property. They will continue their behavior, or it may[…]

Do you need more sleep?


The answer is probably “yes.” The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has declared the national lack of sleep an “epidemic”. Let that sink in a minute. The CDC, the department focused on illness (and the prevention thereof), is using an incredibly strong term usually reserved for illnesses such as HIV and influenza. Yet, we throw away[…]

Making Wise Decisions


One of the ways we can lead a fulfilling and nourishing life is by making decisions that honor us. Every day — even every hour — is another opportunity to make a decision that honors our needs, desires, intentions and well-being. But sometimes decisions seem utterly overwhelming. And depending on the kind of mood we’re[…]

Different Ways to Document Our Happy Moments

happy moments

A few weeks ago, Elizabeth Gilbert posted a great idea on Instagram about keeping a happiness jar. Every day she simply writes down the happiest moment of her day and puts it in a glass container. She’s been doing this for over a decade. “I think it might be the most important spiritual practice [of] my life,”[…]

30 Habits & Beliefs That Hurt Your Body Image


Last week, I wrote about 30 habits that can help improve your body image every day. Today, let’s chat about the beliefs and habits that can prevent us from building a more positive body image. Some of these may come from society, the media, or even your own home. While you don’t need to tackle all these[…]

Forgiving Yourself For The Past

Forgiving Yourself For The Past

There have been many moments when I’ve thought, why did I throw away so many years on yo-yo dieting and yo-yo exercise? On fat talk and the fallacy of thinness. On letting others’ opinions of me steer my self-esteem and my life. Why did I let the shame of not being skinny, of deep insecurities, affect[…]

The Beauty Of Food


In our society food has become a villain. A caloric-filled foe. A tease. A treat that we aren’t allowed to have, because it’ll inevitably go to our thighs, arms, behind, or belly. We curse food with its sinful ingredients of straight-to-your-hips sugars, bloat-inducing sodium, or pound-packing proteins. So we turn to sugar substitutes, fake ingredients[…]

15 Ways To Show Yourself & Your Loved Ones Some Love

loved ones

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! In honor of V-Day, below are 15 ways that you can show yourself and your loved ones tons of love – not just today but every day. Hope this brings you some inspiration! 1. Cook a delicious meal and savor it. Eat mindfully, savor the taste, texture, and smell of your foods.[…]

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