Self-Acceptance, Self-Care

Challenging Myself (and You) to Not Give a Shit

Challenging Myself and you to not give a shit
A recent goal in my life has been to "not give a shit" what other people think. In many ways this is easy for me, but there are still some areas this doesn't come natural.I was very caught up in rules as a child, but as an adult I don't do well with being told what to do, or even more so, what not to do. I know what I want done, and I don't really care if anyone else approves. Don't get me wrong, if the rules are
Self-Acceptance, Journal

Journal Prompts for Self-Acceptance

Journal Prompts for Self-Acceptance
Sometimes you know exactly what you want to write in your journal, and sometimes you need a little help to get going. Journal prompts come in handy for times like that. In this post I've got 11 journal prompts for you to use when working on self-acceptance. What are my strengths? What are my values? If I wasn't afraid, I would _____. What does my inner critic tell me? How am I wrong? 10 things that cheer me up are ... If I could tell my past self anything,
Uncategorized, Self-Acceptance

My Favorite Posts from 2017

My Favorite Posts from 2017
I'm writing this later than I meant to, but I really liked the idea of a round-up of my personal favorite posts, so I'm cranking it out anyway. We are going to start this list with the 2017 blog post that got the most views. This Lazy Woman's Guide to Housework was incredibly popular with you all! If you enjoyed that one, you'll likely enjoy 12 Extremely Useful Spoonie Cleaning Tips also. Next up is Resource Roundup: Over 25 Amazing Sources for Info on Self-Acceptance and More. I love this post!
Body Positivity

HAES And Its Impact On Body Positivity

Health At Every Size And Its Impact On Body Positivity
There are plenty of posts out there criticizing the Health At Every Size (HAES) movement. My problem with most of them is they miss the point of the idea of HAES. What is HAES? You can get the full idea of HAES at https://haescommunity.com, however the basic ideas are The movement celebrates body diversity in an intersectional way by honoring differences in size, age, race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, class, etc. HAES challenges scientific and cultural assumptions and values body knowledge and people's experiences. HAES encourages compassionate self-care by
Self-Acceptance

Celebrate Your Strengths To Boost Your Self-Esteem

It is easy to be critical of yourself when you are struggling with self-worth. If asked, you likely can list your shortcomings effortlessly, but I bet if I asked you to name your strengths you would have a tougher time. Being able to not only name, but also celebrate your strengths is a very important step for improving your self-acceptance and self-esteem. Focusing on the positive can help to literally retrain your brain. It becomes easier to bring the positives to mind, and replace the criticisms that usually are the
Self-Care, Quotes, Self-Love

Are You Worthy Of Love?

Are You Worthy of Love?
The Quote You are worthy of love. Someone recently asked me what this quote means to me. Why do I believe these words are true? Although the question surprised me, I thought it was a really good one. I gave them an answer after some consideration, but I really wanted to expand on those thoughts further here. The Question Why are we worthy of love? What makes me agree that love isn't something we should need to earn? To me, when a child is born, they deserve love. We would never think to
Self-Care, Self-Love

6 Ways to Show Love to Yourself During Recovery

6 Ways to Show Love to Yourself During Recovery
Note: I want to thank the writers from the Westwind Recovery blog for guest posting today. I hope you enjoy their informative post on self-love during recovery. Learning to love yourself after dealing with addiction is a slow but critical process that allows you to grow as a person. During treatment, you worked through difficult issues that led to your substance abuse, and you have conquered many painful events from your past. Now, it is time to show yourself a little love for all that hard work, and these six
Self-Love, Quotes

7 Ways to Overcome Low Self-Esteem

7 Ways to Overcome Low Self-Esteem
Low self-esteem is not something that can be fixed in "10 Easy Steps" or after reading one life changing article. It is a process, but a process you can approach with fairly simple activities. In my previous post on self-esteem, I covered three activities. For today, I've collected seven more ideas on what you can do to overcome low self-esteem. Unsure if you have low self-esteem? This post may be able to answer that question. Self-Esteem Boosting Activities Journal Take time each day to write down any negative thoughts you have. Getting them
Self-Love

12 Signs You Have Low Self-Esteem

12 Signs of Low Self-Esteem
I was all set to write about self-confidence. Then I got into the definitions, and realized self-esteem was actually what I had in mind. Self-confidence: a feeling of trust in one's abilities, qualities, and judgment. Self-esteem: confidence in one's own worth or abilities; self-respect. See, I want to talk about self-esteem. I want you to know deep down that you are worthy of love and respect. Since self-esteem develops over time, it isn't something you can just read a multi-step list or "one mega secret" article about and fix. Self-esteem is a
Body Positivity, Quotes

15 Great Body Positive Quotes To Share

15 Great Body Positive Quotes to Share
I don't know about you, but I'm always looking for some great stuff to share online. Just for you, here are some great body positive quotes all ready for you to share on Pinterest, Twitter, etc. I hope you enjoy these. There are a lot more on my Body Love | Body Positivity board over on Pinterest if you are interested. I've also compiled a great list of body positive accounts to follow on social media. If you'd like some more sources for great body positive stuff to share, just sign