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Body Loving Blogosphere 07.08.12

Required reading: A body beyond “normal”:

My body was “WRONG” to me, in every way, I had seen the pictures of “normal” in movies and magazines, and this was definitely not it. I felt as if this body was a cage I was trapped in. I was like a canary in a mine. I had to find a way out. I had to find a way to make it right — to fix this apparent “mistake” — and I suffered from that belief for the next 20 years.

It’s a Fact: Your dedication to yourself is radical.

What’s your big dream? I challenge you to leave yours in the comments, and remember, dreams flourish in the descriptions of specific details.

And while that big dream is unfurling: how to practice courage when  you hate your job.

Have you declared your independence from dieting? It’s about time, don’t you think?

Real people are engaging, taglines are not: I like you more than your website.

I couldn’t possibly love this post more, Blue-Eyed Jazz & Love: 3 Blackgirl Lessons That I Learned From Toni Morrison.

Does your morning routine lack a little something special? Kick your day into high gear with these tips for starting your day in a body loving way.

4 Signs You Should Break Up With Him. (Or her.)

This week I was lucky enough to take part in Ashe Mischief’s Beautiful Bodies interview series, and I told a couple of secrets never before revealed online.

Make your life better this week: 

Create yourself some sort of normalized sleep schedule. If you are the kind of person who wakes up at the crack of dawn to head out to work five days a week, and then snoozes until early afternoon on your days off – your sleep schedule might be setting you up for a rough morning your first day back on the clock. I can hear many of you mumbling about how that is your favorite part of a day of, but I have got to say: waking up at roughly the same time every day has not only allowed me to wake up more merrily everyday, but also has made me more productive and rested overall. I get tired and go to bed at a regular time at night, instead of being wide-eyed until the wee hours of the morning in some sort of out-of-whack craziness.

And if it’s my day off and I’m still sleepy? I take a nap. 

It’s glorious. I highly recommend it.

2 Comments to Body Loving Blogosphere 07.08.12

  1. July 9, 2012 at 3:14 am | Permalink

    just LOVED your beautiful bodies interview, Mara. and the inclusion of “(Or her.)” in one of your links above made me feel so, well, included! I’d love if more blogs used more inclusive language when talking about romantic relationships… especially seeing as it’s a topic I’m personally very interested in/trying to grow on. because you and I both know that almost everything (aside from using gender as an explanation for behavior) can apply to same-sex relationships too (or relationships with transpeeps/differently identified folks too).

  2. July 9, 2012 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Thanks so much for taking the time to put this together, I’d not find half of this stuff without you!

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I’m Mara Glatzel. I’m an intuitive coach and writer. I guide women home to themselves and teach them to create lives brimming with supreme self-care. read more
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