The Phoenix has always been my favorite mythical creature, for it represents rebirth, hope, re-invention. Though we all know that the Phoenix dies by bursting in flames, what is less known, … Continue Reading Why You Should Be More Like The Phoenix: Finding Hope in Darkness
This Love letter to her body, was submitted by Kimberly S. Dear Body, Many many years ago WE stood at this very same crossroad, overweight and tired and confused. I … Continue Reading Dear Body, I Hear You.
We made it! Last day of #31daysofselfcompassion. Thank you for hanging in with me and being willing to explore a different way to find your way back to yourself. Let … Continue Reading Let go of Perfection, Let in Patience and Compassion. Day 31 of #31DaysofSelfcompassion.
My happiness has always been just 10 pounds away, just a degree away, just a boyfriend away, just a new pair of shoes away, just a circumstance away. It is … Continue Reading Why You Should Stop Pursuing Goals, and Start Living: Day 30 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion.
There comes a time in your adulthood when you meet your parents as if for the first time again. It’s like a shock, a jolt into a different dimension when … Continue Reading On Loving Our Parents. Day 29 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
“You’re surprisingly eloquent” “You’re beautiful for a dark skinned girl” “You don’t look like an African. That’s good”. “I don’t usually date fat girls, but I’ve always wanted to try … Continue Reading Do Not Go Where You Are Not Wanted: Day 26 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
Detox teas, waist trainers, training for marathons, going to parties I don’t enjoy, entertaining people out of politeness, adopting a certain style, these are the many things I’ve done and … Continue Reading What Does Self-Love Look Like to You? Day 25 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
“If you don’t love yourself, nobody else is going to love you”. I bought into this idea right from the moment I began my self-compassion journey, because right around that … Continue Reading Home is By You: Day 24 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion.
“People are so sensitive these days”. “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. These are the things I most often hear during conversations about anti-bullying, or political correctedness. Why are … Continue Reading The Health Cost of Social Injustice: Day 23 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
I have an ex, whom during our relationship I resented. Or I guess a better words for it is envied. I envied him a lot. The ease with which he … Continue Reading Philophobia, or The Art of Running From Love: Day 22 #31DaysofSelfCompassion
Ten year-old Egypt Ufele is a 5th grader who constantly got bullied by her peers because of her weight. In response, she created a clothing line for plus-sized women and … Continue Reading The Business Advice that Will Empower You: Day 19 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
“Eat the cupcake! It’s your birthday, you can do it!” I remember watching a documentary about eating disorders and there is one scene where it was the birthday of one … Continue Reading Change Your Relationship with Food, Change Your Life: Day 18 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion.
My main resistance to beginning a self love journey was the fear that somehow I would be letting myself go, and I would lose my self-discipline. And it a way, … Continue Reading Self-Love Will Not Stop You From Losing Weight, so Go For It: Day 18 of #31DayofSelfCompassion
At a Jewish funeral, the deceased’s closest relatives are supposed to tear off their clothes or wear a ribbon that is ripped apart. This symbolizes the fact that when we … Continue Reading On Crafting a New Identity: Day 16 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
Michelle “Shot Put Diva” Carter, Meng Suping and Alexa Moreno Show us That Representation Matters. Day 15 of #31DaysOfSelfCompassion.
Note however, that athletic prowess should not be an indicator of how much respect we should give heavier people. A person shouldn’t have to do a handstand or squat 200 pounds in front of you to demonstrate why they deserve basic human courtesy.
“I’m afraid he will leave me if I’m no longer a problem to solve” This is what I found in my journal from a few years ago, about my then … Continue Reading What’s Your Prophecy? Day 14 of #31daysofSelfCompassion