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Body Confidence

These Women Defy The Stereotype That Yogis Only Come In One Shape and Size

Women's Health | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Women's Health

I had the honor of speaking with four amazing women who shatter the stereotype of what it means to be a yogi. I am so thrilled to share their stories in hopes that they will inspire you as much as they do me.

Anti-Body Shaming Is Changing How We See the World

Mallory Moss | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women
Mallory Moss

In light of the upward trend and increased awareness of body positivity as an issue (alternately described as "anti-body shaming"), women have posted online unaltered photos of themselves at various weights.

Why I'll Never Use Words Like 'Muffin Top'

Women's Health | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Women's Health

"Thunder thighs." "Bat wings." "Chicken legs." They're terms women toss around in a seemingly light-hearted manner when describing their bodies. Whether the tone is derisive or self-deprecating, the message is the same. They're struggling to embrace what they see in the mirror.

Heidi Klum Helps Women Honor Their Real Beauty

Cathy Lee Taylor | Posted 09.21.2015 | Women
Cathy Lee Taylor

If women stopped accepting the judgment of others like it somehow made an important difference in their lives, we might create a crack, or even shatter this outdated concept of numbering ourselves.

4 Steps to Eating Less and Enjoying More

Sarah Jenks | Posted 09.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Jenks

Food is powerful, but we give it more power than it deserves sometimes. Sneaking a donut mid-day in front of our computers or standing in the middle o...

8 Curvy Models You Need To Know

Allure | Posted 09.17.2015 | Style

"Beauty is an air of confidence. It's the way a woman carries herself and takes pride in who she is, who she surrounds herself with, and the life she lives. Beauty is the courage to stand out and stand up for what you believe in, even if it doesn't suit the norm."

My Number One Tip For Weight Loss.

Sarah Jenks | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Jenks

My advice to you? Wean yourself off of the scale. The number on it means absolutely nothing. It is not an indicator of how you feel or how you look. It tells you nothing of importance. If you are weighing yourself everyday, stop.

Brutal Honesty About What It Takes to Be Fit at 40, and an Unexpected Epiphany Thanks to Brooke Burke-Charvet

Tara Garland | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Tara Garland

Ahhh... I cannot tell you how much I love this quote I recently ran across from Ms. Burke-Charvet: "If not now, when?" she says. "I totally am wor...

Healthy At Any Size

Melinda Parrish | Posted 09.04.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

You might never be a size 2 (or even a size 6 or 8). But if you make taking great care of yourself a priority, you're going to look and feel better, and that's going to fuel all kinds of positive changes in how you approach your life.

16 Ways To Feel Better About Your Body

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.20.2015 | Women

You can change how you feel about your body without changing your body itself. Women especially are inundated with ideas about what "beautiful" i...

How Being A Burlesque Dancer Changed The Way One Woman Saw Her Breasts

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 08.18.2015 | Women

This post is excerpted from the book Bare Reality: 100 Women, Their Breasts, Their Stories created and edited by photographer Laura Dodsworth, in whic...

Your Weekend Guide for Adventure, Fun, and Romance

Sarah Jenks | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women
Sarah Jenks

It's one of the last weeks of summer, and I want you to just take a moment and ask yourself. Have you made the most of it? Has it been everything you ...

What to Do When the Whole 'Love Your Body' Thing Isn't Working for You

Jenn Hand | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

The first piece of loving your body is accepting your body. Acceptance doesn't mean you have to be in love with everything you see. Acceptance means making peace with the fact that it is a journey.

Curvy Girl Fashion at Ursula Stephen's Beauty & The Brand Brunch

RaVal Davis | Posted 08.06.2015 | Style
RaVal Davis

Fabulous women from all corners of the industry were in attendance at celebrity hair stylist, Ursula Stephen's Beauty & The Brand Bunch on Sunday, July 25th. A wide array of beauties in gorgeous get ups and fabulous hair filled the Sixty Hotel Rooftop.

10 Things I Like About My Body

Denise Geelhart | Posted 08.04.2015 | Parents
Denise Geelhart

Without my ears, I would miss out on the sounds in my house. Granted, there are days when Ginny and Grace drive me nuts and I want to block out the sounds. Most days, though, I get to listen to laughter. Lots and lots of laughter from my girls to my husband to me.

The Most Body-Positive, Size-Inclusive Clothing Company For Plus-Size Women Is SmartGlamour and You Should Know Their Name!

Erin McKelle | Posted 08.03.2015 | Style
Erin McKelle

If you've been frustrated by your other shopping experiences, I would encourage you to look into SmartGlamour, because I think you'll find that you have a different experience.

7 Ways To Love Your Body Exactly How It Is Right Now

RaVal Davis | Posted 07.31.2015 | Style
RaVal Davis

It's okay to take an "it is what it is" approach to the parts of your body that you're not so happy with. Send that part of your body lots of love. Tell that part of your body you love her because she is you and you're pretty awesome.

Orange Is The New Black Star Danielle Brooks Says Eff Your Beauty Standards With Sports Bra Selfie

RaVal Davis | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
RaVal Davis

Sports bra selfie anyone? Orange Is The New Black star Danielle Brooks just said eff your beauty standards with a flawless sports bra selfie on inst...

Be Uniquely You

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.30.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Whether you're using fashion as a mechanism to do this or not, find a way to tap into what it uniquely great about yourself today, and share it with world!

How to Stop Hating Sunday Nights

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.24.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

If you spend Sunday nights with your stomach in knots and your mind racing about all the possible, terrible things that might happen to you in the week ahead, chances are that there's an area of your life that you're unhappy with.

No, I'm Not Going To Hide My Tampon From You

Madeline Wahl | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Madeline Wahl

There's no shame in being a woman and there's definitely no shame in being a woman who has a period. There's also no shame in being a woman who wants to have sex while on her period.

Stripping Down to What's Real

Mel Sellick | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Mel Sellick

There's been a promising trend online and in advertisements towards loving the skin we're in. From the just released MAKERS series #YourBodyRules, f...

Why I Model

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.17.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Confession: I'm not in this for the clothes. Or the pampering, or the possibility of Instagram fame. Although all of that stuff is really fun!

This Body-Positive Campaign Is Empowering Women To #DropTheTowel

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 07.17.2015 | Women

  A new campaign is reminding women to show off their beautiful beach bodies and #DropTheTowel.  Created by Wear Your Voice Magazine, the #...

Confessions of a Recovering Fat Kid

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.15.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Two days before my wedding, I was laying in the bathtub, crying because I felt bad about my body. "I am bad, I am wrong, I don't deserve the love of a great man, I don't deserve a spectacular wedding day," was the thought reel playing on loop in my head. Talking to my fiancé that night, something finally clicked.