Self-image is a tricky topic to say the least. The perception of our abilities, appearance, and personality affects the way we interact with ourselves and other people. While internalized guilt and shame pollute self-image, there is an equally tempting impulse to elevate self-image to an unhealthy level. Pride, self-hate/loathing, self-condemnation, shame, confusion or uncertainty, approval … Continue reading self-image: things to think, ask, and do
What is at the bottom of your joy? Are you experiencing joy? I thought I knew what would bring me joy. But I had it wrong. I had the wrong definition of joy, and the things I thought would give me this self-defined joy, never satisfied me. For a long time, there were two counterfeits … Continue reading the bottom of your joy.
What are the lies you believe? About who you are, how you should live, what you should be anxious about, what you think people think of you. The psalms are powerful. I like that they help me pray. There are psalms of praise, marveling at the holiness and goodness of our Father, but even more … Continue reading whisper truth to your heart.
I'm a recovering approval seeker. It's a tricky thing to let go of, but I always fail to feel satisfied and secure when I place my worth in people's opinions of me. I hope over time I will seek approval from people less and less. I think daily practice resting my identity in Jesus will … Continue reading loving more than we want to be loved.
I'm learning most things have a season... a time for planting, latency, growth, pruning, maintenance, harvest. (Farming metaphors have been doing a lot for me lately) The blog is no different. It is in a latent season, and I am unsure of what the next months will look like. We'll see, no promises. The semester … Continue reading active stillness.
Peace with food is being able to make intuitive food choices and eat without guilt. It's generally not obsessing over food choices, fearing certain foods, or feeling "out of control" around food. To be clear, being at peace with food isn't "perfect eating" or always feeling great after eating. No one eats perfectly, feels totally … Continue reading how to make peace with food.
I have a whole lot of compassion for anyone who feels out of place or unhappy in or with their body. I empathize because I've felt it too. It makes me sad that being discontent with our bodies is the norm. I think we're often hard on ourselves when approaching body discontentment. We get upset … Continue reading body acceptance.
I've been thinking about changing the name of the blog for a few months. The name Nutrition on a Mission isn't reflective any longer of what I hope this space will be. Food and nutrition are great, but just like I don't want them to be the central focus my life, I don't want them … Continue reading a new look + focus.
Hey all. I've missed blogging, but I'm grateful for the break. The second semester has been challenging, and this space took a backseat while I sorted through more salient life stuff. But I'm happy to be back and hopefully return to a more consistent, weekly posting schedule. Speaking of a break, summer vacation is one … Continue reading “this for that” mindset.
Disclaimer: The items featured in this post were purchased at no cost from Uncommon Goods. The links in the post are not affiliate links, and all opinions are my own. Gift giving is rewarding. If you're like me, you probably love spending time choosing the right gift. What will pique the recipient's interest, delight them, … Continue reading “Thinking of You” Gift Guide.