Spirituality sites, and other resources where the soul takes center stage rather than the body.
10 Life Lessons
Anything that can make your life any easier couldnt hurt. Try it. You might not get a sense of eureka but what have you got to lose?
10 New Year's ReSOULutions
I'm not a fan of the usual New Year resolutions of lose weight and exercise more. We spend way too much time thinking about the body. Here are ten resolutions for the soul instead of the body.
200 Ways to Love The Body You Have Review
Women have always had a peculiar relationship with their bodies. Peculiar in the sense they are taught from an early age to obsess about it. From early pintails and bobby socks to low-rise jeans and demi bras.
5 Things to Make You Feel Better
When weīre feeing down/blue/depressed (whatever you want to call it), it tends to be the basics that we ignore; an action that ultimately doesnīt make us feel any better or work to steer us out of the low tide. Down feelings are a fact of life...
I am talking about all the things in our lives we should be grateful for. Abundance. Despite our individual conditions we all have abundance in our lives. But sometimes it takes a monumental event for us to realize how lucky we really are.
Appreciate Your Body Parts
As women we tend to "pick" at our bodies more often than is good for psyche. For whatever reason we feel the need to look in the mirror or down at our bodies and be hyper critical of bulges, symmetry, color, length, and pretty much everything in between.
There are at least three types of beauty I am aware of in our culture at the moment.
Big Beautifuls Journal for the Self
Journaling is something we all should do more of. There are two great benefits of journaling our thoughts, feelings and memories. It's a great release
How we look at ourselves in relation to the world is the basis of body image. There are two kinds of body image. Internal and external. Internal body image is how we see ourselves in relation to the world.
Do you love your body? If you donīt perhaps youīre looking at too big a picture. Itīs time to take a look at the smaller picture.
Body Positive: Boosting Body Image at Any Weight [offsite link]
Fully loaded site for kids to adults dealing with negative body image. Learn to improve your self talk. What to do when everyone else is dieting. Forum. Tools and Networking.
Breaking the Fat Mentality
"I canīt do this because Iīm fat." Donīt buy into the fat mentality. You deserve better. You deserve a variety of choices and experiences in your life. Life is so much more fun when you participate.
Caroline Myss [offsite link]
The focus of this website is to provide an "Internet gateway for people seeking holistic methods for achieving good health" and "to facilitate a lively interactive Internet community through which people can: learn about holistic, energy and intuitive medicine, spiritual direction" Carolyn wants to do this via "education resources and health aids that help people heal themselves." A beautiful site with easy maneuverability.
Dee Stressing with Cate Gibson
I had an interesting weekend. I went to a "Dee...Stress and Be Happy" conference for women on Saturday. The 9-4 event included lots of treats,
Extending Your Circle of Friends
Extending my circle of friends to include the online community has always been important to me as it expands my exposure to women of all ages and sizes but mostly importantly plus size.
Feeling Good on the Inside
What does the voice in your head tell you on a daily basis? Is it ever positive? Seldom is more likely. Six methods for stuffing a sock in your voices mouth.
Gifting Yourself for Under $10
The two month long preamble to the holidays is over. You spent a lot of money on other people last month and this month it may be a bit tight. Here are 10 things you can do for yourself (because you deserve it) that do not cost more than $10
I Am Beautiful! [offsite link]
"Best friends and mothers of daughters, Woody and Dana are lifetime professionals in the communications, publishing and marketing fields. They started the I Am Beautiful Project with the publication of their first book in January 2000. That book was born out of a desire to illustrate for their daughters that all women deserve to be embraced as beautiful, whole and worthy human beings."
I am Obese [offsite link]
Laura Judd talks candidly about her body. Beautiful black and white nude self portraits. If youīre overweight you have to visit this site. Donīt skip ahead to look at the pictures. Read the words.
Invoking Your Inner Goddess
When was the last time you invoked your inner goddess? Invoking your Goddess takes practice and planning. Its important to plan a date with your inner goddess at least once a week. If you cant commit to every week
Jean Kilbourne [offsite link]
An advocate for improving the image of women in advertising.
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Last Minute Gifts for the Plus Size Woman
If you are a husband, sister, daughter or some other friend or relative and you still havenīt gotten anything for the curvy woman in your life. Do not despair. Here are a few suggestions
Mean Things People Say
I wanted to put together a list of the mean things people say to us; things that have stuck with us over the years. My intent is not to feed the negative energy these statements produce but provide a means for acknowledging them.
Deep within your mind they borrow. They are relentless and in most cases incredibly annoying. Their only goal is to occupy your mind with useless information. What am I talking about? Those phrases and songs
The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) has been airing a documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom called Miss Representation. The title is an interesting play on words. If you get the chance I highly recommend watching the 90 minute documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last year which...
More Self Esteem [offsite link]
What is self-esteem anyway? Learn how to build on what you have.
My Plus Life! [offsite link]
"My Plus! Life strives to be an inspirational support network to the plus size community. Our aim is to provide assistance with goal setting, networking, overcoming negativity and self-esteem. We encourage women and men alike to share their stories and help someone else with issues stemming from their body size. "Plus! is more than a size
itīs a life!"
On Being Physically Appealing
A big part of dressing is deeply rooted with the facade of being flattering to other people. Dress like this to look thinner, wear this to look taller, and do not forget about all the donts.
Plus Size Goddess
There is a goddess in every woman but what images usually come to mind when someone says the word goddess. I best two out three times it is in some voluptuous form. Along the line of the positive word affirmations for women I created
Plus Size Journal
Here are 100 things to journal about instead of your weight. Because we all know there is more to us than our weight. Grab a nice book and a favourite pen. When you sit down to journal keep five things in mind: sight, hearing, smell, taste,
Size Wise: Your World, Your Size [offsite link]
"Dedicated to bringing you the information you need to live your life fully - at any size."
Spiritual Counselor Education [offsite link]
Take this free course to rise above the crowd of so-called psychics, and become a better spiritual counselor. Beginner to intermediate level, this is an excellent orientation to spiritual counseling for novices, and a refresher for conventional therapists who are expanding their practices to include spirituality.
Sticker Sisters [offsite link]
"A project dedicated to the creation and spread of products with positive messages for girls."
The Best Medicine
When was the last time you had a good laugh? I mean a real good guffaw -- where your belly shook and you could barely see because you could not keep your eyes open. It seems like in the days of worrying about mortgage payments, whether the kids are getting a good enough education (or if you are!)
The Best You Can Be
How does one do that? Be the best they can be? You have to decide what is best for you. But I do think it is time we started focusing on what we can be instead of what we can't.
The Seasons of sister i
Introduction to "sister i" online community for women.
Twenty Body Image Affirmations
Being a plus size woman (or man) leads to body image challenges. Sometimes our internal voice can take a toll on our psyche without us even knowing it. Here are ten affirmations to replace any negative self talk that may pass through your thoughts on any given day.
What are Women
Positive word affirmations for women. Print out and colour in the clear letters to reflect the woman in you.
When The Words Come Out Wrong
I can admit it. Sometimes words come out of my mouth faster than my mind comprehends them. It may not be until hours or days later that I pick up on a visual cue that tips me off that I've offended someone.
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