Body Love Mantra’s, Personal Goals & Self Help Books

Body Love Mantras Personal Goals and Self Help Books

Every time a new year rolls around, we can’t help but look back at what we did and didn’t accomplish and what we wish we to accomplish in the future.

We do this with our work, our hobbies and our personal lives.

For the majority of us it seems as though we look back and instead of focusing on the good things that happened, we obsess over the things we see as failures.

I admit that I am one of those people.

Even though I accomplished so much in regards to writing my book, starting a website, and publishing over 100 blog articles last year, all I really seem to focus on is the lack of time I spent with my husband and kids, the lack of money I contributed to the family and the lack of exercise I’ve had since I injured my knee.

Focusing on the negative gets me no closer to the positive things I am striving for.

So, with that in mind my ultimate goal personally and professionally is to be positive. Positive with my work, my life, myself and with others as well.

There is enough negativity in this world already. I don’t need to add to it.

Keeping that in mind here are My Personal Goals for 2015

  1. To Accept Love and Appreciate my bodyBody Love Mantra
  2. To surround myself with the ones I love
  3. To be more active
  4. To break out of my “introvert shell” (at least a little bit)
  5. To Smile More

When I say “to smile more”, I don’t mean I want to  be happier (which I do), I literally mean need to smile more. Apparently I have a condition, a common one that affects many of us, called Resting Bitch Face.

Resting Bitch Face

I could be feeling all happy, warm and fuzzy on the inside with not a care in the world but on the outside I look like I’m having the worst day of my life. I won’t even know it either. When I think I’m smiling and looking happy people think I’m frowning and ask me, “What’s wrong?” I always have to reply, “Im fine…. This is just my face.”  :-/


Do you suffer from this as well?

For those of you who like to get your daily dose of positivity through books, here are a list of 8 that I will be reading this year through the Avid Readers Challenge 2015.

  1. Lesson’s From the Fat-o-sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce With Your Body by Kate Harding
  2. Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love & Fashion by Virgie Tovar
  3. Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight by Linda Bacon
  4. The Unapologetic Fat Girls Guide to Exercise and Other Incendiary Acts by Hanne Blank
  5. Big Big Love: A Sourcebook on Sex for People of Size and Those Who Love Them by Hanne Blank
  6. What’s Wrong With Fat by Abigail Saguy
  7. Beautiful You by Rosie Molinary
  8. Confessions of a Fat Marathoner by Kristina Burkey

Stay Tuned


Monday @ 9amDiversity in Romance. Does that even exist?

Wednesday @  African American Romance Reads of the Curvy Persuasion Let's Chat Graphic

  • Do you make personal goals each year?
  • If so, what are they? 
  • Do you tips, suggestions, stories, books websites or blogs you want to share that will help with body confidence?

Published by Darla G. Denton, Writer

I am a Contemporary Romance Writer for Curvy women and the men who love them.

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