Body Love and Body Kindness, Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety, Self-compassion

How I Accidentally Tricked Myself with Picture Filters

I tricked myself with picture filters the other day and caused myself a lot of anxiety in the process. The story is partly funny and partly embarrassing. And it also reminded me of some important lessons pertaining to social media. So here is how I tricked myself. Several months ago, I was taking selfies to… Continue reading How I Accidentally Tricked Myself with Picture Filters

Body Love and Body Kindness, Lists About Important and Silly Stuff

Five Things I’ve Learned While Letting My Hair Go Silver

About seven months ago, I decided I was going to let my hair go silver after dyeing it for ten years. You can read more about my decision here. I was afraid that the whole process would feel weird and uncomfortable, but I have honestly loved almost all of it. It has taught me (or… Continue reading Five Things I’ve Learned While Letting My Hair Go Silver

Body Love and Body Kindness, Uncategorized

Basic Body Confidence

I am on a mission to help people Live from the Inside Out.[1] One of the most important ways we increase our ability to Live from the Inside Out is to Build Basic Body Confidence. It can be hard to live from a sense of our own personal worthiness when we do not believe our body is… Continue reading Basic Body Confidence

Body Love and Body Kindness, Uncategorized

The Joy of Jump Roping: How Jump Roping Surprised Me

In my last post, I promised you a follow up to my discussion of Basic Body Confidence, and I for sure am going to post that follow up. But first, I want to tell you about jump roping and how it is giving me life right now. And it turns out that this has a… Continue reading The Joy of Jump Roping: How Jump Roping Surprised Me

Body Love and Body Kindness, Healing Difficult Emotions, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness, Uncategorized

The Pain of Unrealistic Beauty Standards

Unrealistic beauty standards cause so many people so much pain. In the last decade, I have stopped chasing them, and I am happier and more resilient because of it. I was originally going to title this post “How I Gained Weight and Went Grey, and I am Happier and More Resilient than Ever.” And I… Continue reading The Pain of Unrealistic Beauty Standards

Body Love and Body Kindness

I am Letting My Hair Go Silver, and I’m Really Excited (but I wasn’t Excited Last Year)

If you will pardon me, I am going to write about silver hair while we are all stressed about the Coronavirus. I have wanted to write this post for a while, and I thought doing so might distract me from Coronavirus worries. Maybe it will distract you, too, and be interesting. Here goes: I am… Continue reading I am Letting My Hair Go Silver, and I’m Really Excited (but I wasn’t Excited Last Year)

Body Love and Body Kindness, Wonder and Whimsy

Months 6-10 of Monkey Bar Hanging: My Failure Turned into Success

Last May, I decided I was going to practice monkey bar hanging every day for a whole year and document my progress month to month.  I did this because the year before, I had practiced deep breathing every day for a year and documented it. Practicing breathing for a whole year brought amazing benefits into… Continue reading Months 6-10 of Monkey Bar Hanging: My Failure Turned into Success

Body Love and Body Kindness

Five Awesome Ways to Build Body Confidence

This post is about building body confidence. I wanted to write the post because iBt is the beginning of the year. Around this time, we often feel a lot of pressure to start new eating and exercise programs, to go on diets, or to set new goals to change our body in some way. Many… Continue reading Five Awesome Ways to Build Body Confidence

Body Love and Body Kindness, Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety, Wonder and Whimsy

Exercise That Makes Me Feel Like a Magical Unicorn: What if We’ve Been Duped about Exercise All Along?

I have a complicated history with exercise. On the one hand, I loved playing when I was little. My favorite activities were hide-and-go-seek, climbing trees, and roller skating. My mom also enrolled me in a dance aerobics class when I was in high school, and I loved those classes. On the other hand, like most… Continue reading Exercise That Makes Me Feel Like a Magical Unicorn: What if We’ve Been Duped about Exercise All Along?