Body Love and Body Kindness

I am Letting My Hair Go Silver

I am letting my hair go silver, and I am really excited about it. But if you had told me a year ago that I would be writing this post, I wouldn't at all have believed you. Let me tell you a little bit about my silver hair story. I started noticing some grey strands… Continue reading I am Letting My Hair Go Silver

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

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

Body Love and Body Kindness

Month Five of Monkey Bar Hanging: I Encounter a Significant Obstacle and Some Failure

I like to adopt new practices and try them out for a year. Last year I practiced deep breathing for the whole year and wrote about it each month. (You can read more about this here.) This year I adopted the practice of monkey bar hanging. I made some progress the first couple of months,… Continue reading Month Five of Monkey Bar Hanging: I Encounter a Significant Obstacle and Some Failure

Body Love and Body Kindness, Practices for Cultivating Love, Wonder and Whimsy

Month Two of Monkey Bar Hanging: Most of the Month was a Wash and then Some Cool Things Happened

Last month, I started practicing monkey bar hanging for my daily practice for this year. (Last year I practiced deep breathing. You can read about that here.)* To be honest, the first part of the month was a wash. In the first month of my practice (May), I gained a lot of strength very quickly.… Continue reading Month Two of Monkey Bar Hanging: Most of the Month was a Wash and then Some Cool Things Happened

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

10 Things to Do When You Feel Disgusting and Need to Feel Better

Someday we feel disgusting and need to feel better. Those days are the worst. When We Feel Badly When we feel disgusting, we often feel like we are inferior or unacceptable in some way, or we feel ashamed of ourselves. Feelings like this are a common part of human experience; but that doesn't make them… Continue reading 10 Things to Do When You Feel Disgusting and Need to Feel Better

Body Love and Body Kindness, Lists About Important and Silly Stuff, Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety

10 Awesome Reasons to Move Your Body That Have Nothing to Do With Weight Loss

Do you associate exercise with weight loss, or with wonder and pleasure? If you are like a lot of people, you associate exercise with weight loss, and if you are also like a lot of people, you don't really enjoy exercise. It is understandable why you feel this way. When we focus on losing weight*,… Continue reading 10 Awesome Reasons to Move Your Body That Have Nothing to Do With Weight Loss

Body Love and Body Kindness, Practices for Cultivating Love, Wonder and Whimsy

A New Practice and a New Adventure: Month One of Monkey Bar Hanging

Last year, I learned how to breathe. Okay, of course I knew how to breathe before last year. But last year in May, I adopted a specific breathing practice to address some wacky breathing issues I was experiencing. The first month I did my practice, it brought so many benefits to my life that I… Continue reading A New Practice and a New Adventure: Month One of Monkey Bar Hanging