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
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
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
Body Positivity

4 Challenges To Body Positivity For Spoonies

Body positivity can be extra tough when you are a spoonie. When your body doesn't cooperate and you have to fight it all the time, it can be hard to believe that "all bodies are good bodies" or "there's no wrong way to have a body". In fact, for some of us it isn't even true that our bodies are doing all they can to keep us alive! It's pretty hard to be positive toward something actively trying to kill you. So, how do you stay body positive as a
Body Positivity, Self-Acceptance

5 Myths About Body Acceptance

5 Myths About Body Acceptance
People tend to jump to a lot of conclusions when it comes to body acceptance or body positivity. This leads to some common myths. I've chosen five of them to discuss here. 1) Body acceptance is only for women. Not true! Body acceptance is for everyone on the gender spectrum. Women tend to be the focus, because the pressure on them is more obvious. Even so, other people on the gender spectrum find themselves under pressure to conform to certain standards also. There is quite the lack of representation for them
Body Positivity, Self-Acceptance

3 Big Obstacles to Body Positivity

3 Big Obstacles to Body Positivity
[caption id="attachment_1018" align="aligncenter" width="300"] It's only one of many obstacles to body positivity.[/caption] We are not born critical of our bodies. It takes years of outside exposure to change this, and unfortunately some are influenced much earlier than others. Where does this influence come from? Quite a few places actually, but I'm going to focus on three here. The Media The media is a huge influence on all of us. Everyday we are exposed to the media in some form. TV, magazines, billboards, the internet: we are bound to see one, if
Body Positivity, Self-Acceptance, Self-Love

What The Heck Is Body Acceptance, And Why Do I Need It?

What The Heck Is Body Acceptance, And Why Do I Need It?
A popular "buzzword" lately has been "body positivity". Not everyone feels ready to have positive thoughts toward their body. In that case, it may be easier to try for body acceptance. What is body acceptance? Simply put, body acceptance is just accepting your body as it is with no judgement. It is a step toward body positivity and loving yourself without requiring any change. Another way to look at it is body neutrality. This article covers it well. Just not hating their body can be a huge step for some people. I've talked before