are you in?

Posted: August 12, 2010 at 6:00 am

****Please note: This movement  may have started on September 1, but it is ongoing and you may join at any time. Simply begin commenting on the daily 30 days posts or comment below that you're interested and I'll add you to the contact list so you can get daily emails with a link to the post, as well as any other correspondence. I look forward to working with you to promote a positive environment in the blogosphere and beyond. 🙂

CHECK OUT THE ANNOUNCEMENT if you haven’t already!! That is the main post that shares what I have planned for September (and hopefully beyond) on my blog. This short post strictly serves as the “sign-up” for those interested in joining the 30 days of self reflection. Participating in this challenge of sorts requires only 3 simple steps.

1. Comment on this post letting me know of your interest. Please do this! It will help me know who is involved and be able to more easily reach those participating if needed. Plus, it will be a form of investment in yourself and let us all know who plans to support each other. You don’t HAVE to comment here to be able to comment on reflection posts, but I would appreciate knowing who plans to participate or is participating.

2. For each of the 30 days, take about 5 minutes to reflect on the daily topic. I will send out a monthly schedule of the topics to those who comment on this post so if you are unable to read the blog you can still experience the peace of the reflection.

3. Comment on as many posts as possible to share your insights/experiences and uplift others. I don’t expect everyone involving themselves in this to have the time to read and comment on every single morning post. I don’t want this to become a “to-do” in peoples’ lives. I want there to be more focus on taking the few minutes for reflection over anything else. However, participating with comments helps you to declare the affirmations and something about having them in writing makes it feel more real. Also, I’m hoping for this to continue in future months and plan to include thoughts/quotes from other bloggers in future reflection posts.

Peter & I spent a few hours creating a button for this movement of self reflection. If you believe this can help others as much as I do, I would be truly honored if you would include it on the sidebar of your blog.


To do so…simply copy the code from the textbox below and paste in a text widget for your sidebar. Let me know if you put the button on your site. I’ll be sure to check it out and give you a special shout out. 🙂


**You can join whenever – before September, right at the start, or anytime during the month. This post’s comments will remain open for people to share their participation.


205 Comments to “are you in?”
  1. Stephanie says:

    I’m not a food/health blogger, but I love reading them and this sounds like exactly what I need for September. Please add me to the list!

    • Tina says:

      You certainly don’t have to have a blog to join!! 🙂 Glad you’re participating and I can’t wait to hear from you in the comments. I hope this provides you what you need.


  2. Kelly says:

    Tina, your post on Caitlin’s blog was wonderful! Count me in!

  3. LindseyAnn says:

    Hello–I came here from Caitlin’s blog!
    This sounds wonderful, and just what I need right now. I’m in! I’m added the button to my newly started personal blog. 🙂

  4. Jamie says:

    I’m in!!!! Just found you via Caitlin’s blog post (which was wonderful!!!). This is exactly what I need right now. I’m also going to mention it in my blog post today and post your blog button! Thank you!

  5. Stefanie says:

    Please add me to the list…just what I need! Thank you!

  6. Marisa says:

    I am in. 🙂

  7. Elizabeth says:

    I am most definitely “in.” Thanks, Tina! 🙂

  8. Sarah J says:

    I’m in! I think this sounds like a great idea. I stumbled upon your blog from Caitlin’s post today at HTP and I can’t wait to follow your posts for the month.

  9. RJ says:

    Sounds like a brilliant idea. I’m in. Came over from Caitlin’s blog.

  10. Brianne says:

    I love it, I’m in!

  11. I’m in… I’ve been trying to spend a little more time in meditative, introspection and this may be a helpful assist!

  12. Durka says:

    I saw your post on HTP and so glad I stopped over at your blog. This is a wonderful idea and I’m looking forward to being a part of it:)

  13. Jessica says:

    I’m in! 🙂 I love to meditate and reflect, and having a topic to focus on is always very helpful. Thanks!

  14. Stefani says:

    I am so in! Thank you for doing this. I have been so down on myself for a long time, this month has been particularly bad, and I can’t seem to snap out of it. Maybe this will provide me with the tools to ease into a better state of mind. Thanks again!

  15. AnneWF says:

    I found you through Caitlin’s blog. I think what you are doing is lovely. Count me in too.

  16. Harmony says:

    I am also in! This looks like a great way to jumpstart something I’ve need to do for a long time. Like some of the other comments, I’ve been in a funk do to outside stressors in my life and need to help myself become more “me”! Thanks!!

  17. Rebekah says:

    This could not come at a better time for me. I need to do some reflecting in my daily life. Looking forward to reading about the reflections of other bloggers too 🙂

  18. Healthy Amy says:

    Am i too late to join??? I love the sound of this challenge!

    • Tina says:

      Not at all! This is open to everyone whenever they want to hop on in. Glad you’re on board! Check out my home page for today’s topic. 🙂

  19. Amelia says:

    Count me in! I just read your post at HTP. Wonderful story and I cannot wait to read more from you! 🙂

  20. Vanessa says:

    This is a great idea!

    Thank you

  21. Brittany P. says:

    I’m in!! I’m a reader of many health/food blogs though still new to the process of starting my own. I found you via your HTP story on Caitlin’s blog. Wonderful & inspiring story!! I’ve added you to my Google reader 🙂

  22. Kaley says:

    I am not a blogger, but I have been looking for something to motivate me to become healthier before I start having children! I read your post on Healthy Tipping Point, and completely related to your article, only, I am at the beginning of my process. Thanks you for offering this special month! I am in!!

  23. Alyssa says:

    This sounds awesome to be apart of – you are doing a great thing! Count me in.

  24. Samantha says:

    I am in and am going to do a feature!

  25. Nannette says:

    I’m in!

  26. Jenna says:

    I am in! Let’s go!

  27. Lauren says:

    Count me in 100% – this couldn’t have come at a better time for me, thank you!

  28. Amy Ramos says:

    I am in. This is exactly what I need. I read your guest blog post on HTP. I love it!!

  29. I arrived just on time it looks like! 🙂

    I would be honored to be a part of this challenge. I feel in a very beautiful yet odd way that the universe is bringing this challenge straight to my door step. I have a 15+ year history of excessive restriction and bingeing. I have a hard time remembering a time without those elements in my life. But since June of 2008 I have been moving closer and closer to a binge and restriction free life. Just today I realized how far I had come on this journey losing over 50 pounds through balanced, mindful and intuitive eating. Our body is such an amazing and wise thing if we can hear what it is saying!!!!

    I will be adding the button on my blog today and focusing many upcoming posts on self love and the reflections I leave each day with. 🙂

  30. Jo says:

    Self love is definitely a concept I’m working on while I’m recovering! Not a blogger but a lover of all things health and blogging! 🙂 Cant wait

  31. AndreaClaire says:

    I’m in… although a tad late 🙂

  32. Michal says:

    I’m in! 🙂 I’ve been thinking about the concept of self-love and self-compassion a lot lately and it’s my biggest challenge right now. So this is perfect timing. 🙂

  33. Lisa says:

    I’m in for sure! 🙂

  34. Christine says:

    LOVE this!!!! I also found you on Caitlin’s blog and have also battled with binge eating. I am so glad you are doing this because today at work I declared September “Positive Me” month (to myself of course) now I can do it out loud with everyone!!!!

  35. I am definetly in. I saw your guest post on HTP, and linked on over to check it out. I only briefly skimed over the post as I was at work and time was limited. While driving home I came to the realization that I am in the wrath of some pretty bad Fat Talk right now. I started a blog post and headed over to your post. I am linking this post on my blog tonight and will add the wiget too.

    Thank you 😀

  36. Taryn says:

    I am so in. 🙂

  37. Jill B says:

    I am interested. i so need this right now. Is there a way we can subscribe to just these posts?

  38. I’m IN! SO pumped I need this

  39. Keri says:

    I’m in also. I’ve had some similar battles with self-loathing, and could use the momentum of a group…And what better cause? love!

  40. Amber says:

    I just found your blog (via Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point). This is such a wonderful idea, and something I really need right now – so I’m in! Thanks for doing this, really!!!

  41. Stephanie says:

    I am totally in! 🙂

  42. Marie says:

    I’m in! 🙂 Thanks~

  43. carole says:

    I am in a exercise/eating rut so I am definitely in! Will be starting up a blog soon, so I will keep you posted on that. Thanks for your inspiration!

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