We all have bad days, right? Sometimes you need the support of other people to help you gain a different perspective or just hear you out. While Facebook can be a big time suck, there is some good out there. Throughout the last few months or so, I’ve found a few great self-love and body positivity groups on Facebook, and I’ve been so happy to find them. Whether you’re having an issue or you just want to talk with others (mainly women), these groups have become a safe haven for so many to express what they’re feeling, ask for help, make connections and more. If you’re looking for some positivity from people who get it, look into these groups:
Cait Byrnes runs this group, and here’s part of the group description:
Radical Self-Care for Badass Babes is a FREE support group for women-identifying individuals who are dealing with extreme fatigue, exhaustion and burn-out and are looking for some accountability, love, and advice with their self-care and wellness.
Be on the lookout for tons of self-care tips, healthy recipes, advice for busy individuals, emotional support, and more!
This group is just so great. Cait posts daily prompts during the week, and there is such a positive, loving community of members that share their experiences, struggles, successes and more. She recently hosted a five day self-care challenge, and it felt so good to complete each prompt and see how others were doing as well. As I’ve mentioned before [LINK], self-care is imperative for self-love. I love how much this group focuses on self-care, whether it’s something like making a short gratitude list or learning how to listen to your body and what it wants. I know I can always turn to this group for help, whether I’m giving or receiving it.
Anastasia Amour runs this group, and here’s part of the group description:
HELLO, GORGEOUS SOUL! Thank you for being here. Truly.
This group is a safe space to cultivate body positivity and self-love. It’s a place to give and receive encouragement, learn more about self-love, share experiences and find your tribe of like-minded women who GET what you’re talking about. It’s non-judgemental, safe and welcoming of all.
We believe in:
– Embracing the body that you’ve got right now (even if you want to change bits of it).
– Making peace with every line, scar, bump and curve on your body, along with the stories that go with them.
– Building resilience for your bad days.
– Being okay with the fact that you’re not going to feel like a bombshell every day, and learning how to be compassionate with yourself.
– Knowing that your body is beautiful, but your body is not all that you have to offer the world.
– Understanding that only you get to define what makes you, you.
– Learning to tap into what you need from yourself in order to thrive.
– Making positive, healthy decisions for yourself based on understanding your own unique physical and mental needs.
– Being your own biggest cheerleader.
– Celebrating all the amazing things that your body does for you!
I mean, seriously. What else could you want?! This group was started just a few months ago, and it focuses on body positivity, as well as self-love and self-care. The women in this group are open, vulnerable, caring, honest, loving and so much more. Before I shared my post I Was So Ashamed, I posted in this group and asked their advice and what they thought of the piece because I was terrified to publish it. There was a great dialogue in the comments, other people shared their experiences and I just felt so accepted and understood (something I didn’t use to feel for a very, very long time). I just have nothing but glowing things to say about this group, so if body positivity is something you struggle with, I definitely recommend this group.
Sarah Steckler runs this group, and here is part of the group’s description:
This is a space for women who are ready to embrace grounded personal growth + heart centered expansion!
::WHAT HAPPENS HERE?::
This is a safe space filled with weekly themes, freebies, encouraging posts, reminders, and inspiration surrounding self-love, empowerment, and self-care. I will be popping in from time to time with videos, LIVE streams, and words of encouragement. We also have random game show activities, questions, and fun discussions.
:::THE VIBE OF THE TRIBE:::
💠I’ve been know to drop F-bomb during passionate posts and videos
💠I love “woo woo” stuff like oracle and tarot cards, energy, crystals, etc. If you are not comfortable with this or find it goes against any of your beliefs, this space is not for you.
💠I embrace my inner weird and invite you to as well
💠We are open-minded and judgement-free
This group is just such a positive, warm place where everyone is welcome to share how they are feeling, what their struggles are, any questions they have and much more. Sarah posts in the group throughout the week with prompts, questions, quotes, videos and more to help everyone work on their growth, which directly correlates to self-love.
Summer runs this group, and you have to sign up on her website first before joining the group. Here’s part of the group’s description:
Join the party if you’re ready to:
– Say “I am fabulous the way I am, and screw anyone who thinks otherwise”.
– Reject diet culture and eat on your own terms
– Support and empower other women on their journey to body acceptance
– Are not offended by colourful language
Be EXCELLENT to one another – Support others first and foremost! Everyone is at a different spot in their journey, so please keep that in mind.
SHARE! Share your story, your struggles, your successes, pic’s, articles, videos etc etc!
This is a weight loss, diet, “eat this way”, “food is the answer” and body shaming free environment – You will be swiftly kicked in the ass into the abyss of cyber space if you promote anything weight loss or diet related or make body shaming comments.
Body positivity groups are so important. I feel like I’ve gotten a pretty good handle on self-love for me, but I still struggle with body positivity every now and then. This group has been great because people share their struggles with diets, eating habits, societal pressures, peer pressure and so much more. Other members always comment with love, positivity and empathy. This is a good balance of heart-warming advice and kick-ass motivation that will help you move forward.
Do you struggle with self-love and/or body positivity? What are your favorite groups, whether on Facebook or somewhere else?