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.