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Body Confidence

My Husband Didn't 'Settle' For A Fat Wife

Bustle | Posted 11.25.2015 | Women

When people see my husband and I -- he, the "good looking" male and me, the "fat" woman -- supporting each other and showcasing our love, it challenges stereotypes.

Forget Feeling Fat, Bloated and Frustrated in Your Clothing. 10 Reasons I Design Clothing So Women Can Feel Freaking Amazing All Day!

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Sky Mandala Marcano

1. Designing clothing for me is about enhancing beauty and celebrating women. After 13 years I continue to find a happy balance of comfort, style and ...

Treat You Right

Melinda Parrish | Posted 11.23.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

As women, we tend to build our lives around our commitments to others and the very high standards we set for ourselves.

Dating After Divorce: The Dos and Don'ts For Attracting A Man

Kimberly Seltzer | Posted 11.20.2015 | Divorce
Kimberly Seltzer

Feeling secure when it comes to dating after divorce is easier said than done, especially when it has been a while. Many women struggle with their confidence. The bottom line, however, is when you feel confident, you attract love in your life. Here are some dos and don'ts for attracting a man so you can be on your way to feeling "dating confident."

Gina Rodriguez Shows Skin And Body Confidence On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.19.2015 | Latino Voices

Gina Rodriguez isn't just baring some serious skin in a recent Instagram post, she's also baring her soul. The "Jane The Virgin" star has opened ...

The Importance of Being Active

Melinda Parrish | Posted 11.06.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Get moving because it is the single greatest thing that you can do for your well-being, physically as well as mentally. Be active because you want to thank the Universe for imbuing you with a strong, healthy body that is capable of amazing things.

Live Your Life Like No One Gives a Flip

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.30.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

So go ahead. Have the side of fries you're secretly jonesing for, wear the crop top, sport your prosthetic leg in a pair of cargo shorts, or skip the mineral make-up today. Just worry about doing amazing things instead of caring if other people are going to judge your choices.

Just the Way You Are

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.23.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Whether or not you believe it, you deserve love, just as you are. No, not you minus twenty pounds or plus two cup sizes. Not you with more money or less body hair. Not you with more accolades or fewer past failures. The very raw, unedited version of you.

Why I'm #PlusPositive

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.22.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

I don't like the idea of women above a size 2 being made to feel ostracized because of their size, but I think that the label of "Plus Size" is a great one, and I'm proud to call myself a Plus Size Model.

As If You Had the Perfect Body

Hiba Giacoletto | Posted 10.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hiba Giacoletto

I used to think I needed to have the perfect body before I could do certain things in life. Before I could feel good in my body. Before I could feel a...

The Art of Being Naked

Michele Lian | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Michele Lian

When was the last time you stripped your clothes off, stood in front of a mirror, took a good look at yourself (no sideways, peek-a-boo-type glances...

When My Ass Fat Saved My Ass

Alex Madda | Posted 10.16.2015 | Comedy
Alex Madda

My ass literally saved my ass. For the first time I thought: Thank god for my ass fat. My most pretty yet practical body part.

It'll Be Better When

Sarah Jenks | Posted 10.14.2015 | Women
Sarah Jenks

The best accident I've had in my business is that the women I work with end up being super driven, successful, bright women. Although these women seem to have their lives together on the outside, they're secretly miserable in their bodies.

Why You Shouldn't Take Those "Fatso" Comments to Heart

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.14.2015 | Women
Melinda Parrish

I just really want to share the truth of the sadness that I carry with me, and how it shows up in my life. I hope that little girls will get to grow up in a kinder world, and have more body positivity present in their lives as a result of body advocates like Ashley Graham stepping into the spotlight recently.

How to Give Yourself an Emotional 'Facelift': Changing From the Inside Out

Leanne Ellington | Posted 10.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Leanne Ellington

Years ago I stumbled across a book called Psycho-Cybernetics written by a plastic surgeon named Maxwell Maltz. Women and men would come into his offic...

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...