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10 Blog Posts You’ll Wish You Had Read Sooner

by Ashley on May 22, 2013 · 3 comments

10 blog posts you'll wish you had read sooner

If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking for an extra dose of inspiration. You know, that one blog post that lights you up or that one moment of undeniable + unstoppable motivation.

That’s why, for the past few weeks, I’ve been rounding up a handful of my absolute favorite posts from around the blogosphere to share with you. The women who wrote these are my go-to mentors and heroines when it comes to courage, authenticity, self-acceptance, self-discovery, and radical self-kindness.

I think you’ll love them.

10 Blog Posts You’ll Wish You Had Read Sooner

1. What You Offer Is Valuable by Shannon Butler

“We are quick to think we are not good enough. This is a lie we tell ourselves so often and in so many situations that it begins to appear true. It isn’t. You’re talented; you’re enough. In fact, you’re more than enough.”

2. 100 Questions To Inspire Rapid Self-Discovery by Alexandra Franzen

“What’s one thing you’re deeply proud of — but would never put on your résumé? What’s the most out-of-character choice you’ve ever made?  If a mysterious benefactor wrote you a check for $5,000 and said, “Help me solve a problem — any problem!” … what would you do with him or her?”

3. Letting Our Light Shine Through by Mara Glatzel

“Even as we work to heal ourselves, to summon up the strength of those clicking needles to reinforce our worn-through parts, we must hold this to be true: we are beautiful in our vulnerabilities, and there is power in the light that shines through the cracks.”

4. On Reflection by Susannah Conway

“So often I get caught up in the ghostly reflection of how I used to look, measuring it against what’s in the mirror today. But then I think of my new mantra — today is the youngest I will ever be — and I try to trust that I will learn to accept my eye bags and my lines, and later my wrinkles and my sags. And I promise myself I will not waste a moment of this life.”

5. It’s On You by Hannah Brencher

“Here is what the world is really all about: Humility. People. People helping other people. People trying to make this hard thing, this impossible thing, more graceful for others. That is where the joy is. That is where the peace is.

6. Be You, Only Less Douchy by Eleni Zoe

“It’s mysterious work; this business of respecting yourself. It can’t hurt to start at the places we uncover by chance. So I’m going to treat my body, my brain, this chair, this room, this home,  as if someone is about to drop in unannounced at any second. And that person isn’t a guest.”

7. Failing? One Simple Question To Ask by Molly Mahar

“How do you keep faith in yourself and your dreams? What do you do when shit hits the fan?  When your well laid plans explode in your face?  When you don’t hit the mark, make your goal, meet your deadline or manifest your desire? What do you do when you feel like you are failing?”

8. Intentions And Change by Jess Lively

“I don’t need to be so concerned with the habits being consistent as I do about being focused on the intention that I bring to that moment. In this season I might be into yoga, and next season I might be into running half marathons. What I “do” isn’t as important as how I come to that moment to fulfill my guiding intention.”

9. Coffee Talk: Beauty by The Everygirl

“Our concept of beauty can affect our interpersonal relationships, individual self-worth, and self-esteem. Body image and the role of beauty has been thrust into the forefront of pop culture and continues to be a concern of both men and women of all ages.”

10. Fill In The Blank: I’m Not A “Real” ________ by Nicole Antoinette

“One of the most self-limiting stories I tell myself is that I’m not a “real” athlete. I’m a runner, sure, but in my mind I’m not an athlete – or at least not a real one – and I can feel that that perception is holding me back because it leaves me feeling like I’m constantly on the outside, looking in, at the life I want but ‘can’t have.'”

What are some of your favorite posts and go-to bloggers for inspiration? I’d love to know!

 [photo credit: kevinpaulmorris]

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Lisa May 23, 2013 at 10:36 am

Thanks! Reading these now!

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Liz May 28, 2013 at 4:24 am

Number ten hit home for me quite a bit, as I don’t see myself as a real photographer or web designer. I really appreciated this post, though!

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