You Can't Take Back Naked

I gave this everything I had to give. The best parts of me. The most vulnerable parts of me. I left all of it on that stage.And I am not afraid to be rejected for it. I am, however, afraid to find out that it wasn’t enough.

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Sarah Stevens
Let Me Have My Body

Please, let me have my body. It may weigh what it did before I had kids, but there’s more to it than that. It is mine, and I am on my own journey to learn to love it. Even with its stretch marks and loose skin and deflated boobs and doughy belly and wider hips and odd scars. I want my body because it houses Me.

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Jessica Sheridan
Learning to Carry and Catch Myself

When the outside world literally goes away, I look inward. I trust my body to lead me. I listen to what it tells me. I encourage it to move forward. I love it both when it conquers and when it fails.

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kate j
But You Wear It So Well

I think as women, we often find ourselves in situations where we end up comforting people after they have said something that makes the conversation uncomfortable. I mean, how many times have you said – “Oh no -that’s okay. You’re fine ... ” or “don’t worry about it … ”

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Nicole Cisne-Durbin
Your Season is Changing

As it turns out, this winter we’ve each been hibernating - some doing hard work within our caves, some doing hard work for others and waiting - yet, in that moment, we realized we were all in the same season of winter. Today, daylight savings time marks your new season, lady. It’s time to own that light.

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kate j
Why I Won't Weigh in About Weight

You guys, I don’t expect any of us to be able to easily dismantle the systems that support the notion that women only fit when they shrink. But once we have a little light shed on something we didn’t know before, I expect that we find a way to do better for each other.And I don’t know what that looks like for you, but I have an idea.

Consider new compliments.

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This Brave Body: A Survival Story

I see the body I have deprived and depleted and poisoned and starved. This brave body that has never left me.

I can recall doing each of those things in the name of health, and with the hope that I might finally find a way to belong. And when each of those things failed me, I walked myself right up to the edge of this life and peered over the side. I discovered what it means to want to die in one breath, but pray to be saved in the next.

And I am still here.

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Leaning into loving food

Imagine if food became your practice for intentionally loving something with no expectations. Can you imagine what that would do the rest of your world? Only good things can come from teaching yourself how to love unconditionally, no matter what the outcome.

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kate j
Loving This Body: Why Nicole Said Yes

I have not perfected the art of loving my body, but I am committed to the path that heads in that direction, and being a part of The Beautifull Project is going to help guide me. I hope it provides the same inspiration and sense of belonging to you too.

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Sarah Stevens
The Proposal: How I Wed my Work Wives

And in that moment I knew what I needed. I needed a permanent partner. I needed to become one part of a working whole. I needed a work wife in the worst possible way and I knew just the person for this proposal.So, I asked my new blogging badass friend Kate to join me for coffee, and nervously prepared to propose to the work wife woman of my dreams. And she said yes!

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Sarah Stevens