Hi everybody!! I’m back from an amazing weekend at the SXSW Music Festival, did anyone else go? I had such an amazing time with wonderful friends and now I’m ready to get back to my green smoothies and kale salads!! If you’ve had a crazy weekend or slipped up with your eating habits, be sure to read the How To Get Back on Track post I wrote last year for some easy, practical tips to get you back in the swing of things!
In the mean time, here are some of my favorite links from the last week, enjoy! xo
FANTASTIC, FANTASTIC article on the juxtaposition of self love, appearance, and personal expression Am I A Hypocrite For Professing Radical Self Love While Wearing 5 Inch Heels? The Intersection Between Fashion, Personal Expression & Loving Who You Are
“The conclusion I have come to is that the choice to wear make-up or not, to shave our legs or not, is a relatively easy one. It’s far more difficult to be an objective thinker, to inspire others & BEHAVE — not just LOOK — in a way that is contrary to the norm. It’s trickier to learn to embrace all kinds of beauty: the types of beauty that are not covered in mass media, or that look different to you. It’s stickier to be comfortable with ourselves, no matter whether we’re wearing lip gloss or not. It’s more complicated to learn to love everyone, especially people with whom we appear to have nothing in common.”
“My idea of feminism is self-determination, & it’s very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself, & do whatever she needs to do.” -Ani DiFranco
Even if you’re not religious, this lecture is worth the watch. I first heard about Joel Osteen after his interview with Oprah. This video is extremely inspirational and is free to watch this week. I was so moved at one point I got a little teary eyed! Tell People What They Can Become.
The fabulous Marie Forleo on Not Feeling Good Enough
I thought this article on eating disorders was so profound.
“Eating disorders, particularly anorexia, are to riots in the streets what a white strike is to a factory occupation: women, precarious workers, young people and others for whom the lassitudes of modern life routinely produce acute distress and for whom the stakes of social non-conformity are high, lash out by doing only what is required of them, to the point of extremity. Work hard; eat less; consume frantically; be thin and perfect and good; conform and comply; push yourself to the point of collapse. It is no accident that eating disorders are often associated with obsessive overwork and perfectionism at school, in the workplace or in the home. We followed all the rules, sufferers seem to be saying – now look what you made us do.”
Awesome tips on cooking with toddlers!
Hungry for Change: I can’t wait for this documentary to come out!! I love seeing, hearing, learning about people’s transformations! Watch the trailer, it’s fantastic! Then sign up for the newsletter so you can watch the free online screening!!
I’m excited to be a part of Cleanse America, be sure to “Like” their facebook page so you can get started with the upcoming cleanse starting Mon. APRIL 9th – be part of the transformation of a nation! The goal is to get 1,000,000 Americans to do a 10 day cleanse!!! Share with your friends so we can all do it together!!!
“This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.” – Rumi
Love you guys!! Happy Monday!! xo
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