I had a major epiphany last week. Are you ready for it? It’s not you. It’s not me. I am actually not necessarily the cause of all of my problems. Some of you probably just read that and thought “duh,” but this was an earth-shattering, ground-breaking revelation for me. I know I wrote about something … Continue reading It’s Not You: Why We Need to Stop Blaming Ourselves for Every Little Thing
I gained 10 lbs. I just stepped on the scale and to my horror I saw that I gained 10 lbs. The scale showed me a number that I haven’t seen in years. Actually, I gained more like 13 lbs, but I’ve decided to round down. I had been exercising every day for the last … Continue reading I Gained 10 lbs…
It is a radical idea to love yourself. Don’t believe me? There are entire industries devoted to making you insecure of your physical attributes. It has been said that, “In a society that profits from your self-doubt, liking yourself [and I would add, loving yourself] is a rebellious act.” It’s radical. We so easily internalize … Continue reading Self-Love Manifesto
Inspired by SweetLeighSewn’s blog post entitled “A Love Letter to My Belly,” I decided to write this piece entitled “A Truce with My Tummy.” In retrospect, it really can be extended to be a love letter to my body. Seeing these words written down gives added impetus to live it out every day. If loving your body has become more difficult for you lately, I encourage you to try this exercise and see how it makes you feel.
We owe it to ourselves to love ourselves and practice that self-love in sometimes radical ways.