There is more pressure than ever for brides to try to “slim down” before their wedding. There are numerous people hawking cleanses, crash...
When one looks at the magazine covers of yoga journals, where yoga studios are prevalent or the type of people that frequently talk about their love ...
I can remember every time you and your friends laughed at me. Many people laughed at me. It is hard not to laugh at a fat kid, right? I remember the names you mumbled in class and didn't think I heard.
While I read all the articles about the importance of moms loving their postpartum bodies, I really want to believe it and live by it. And then someone gestures towards my round stomach that's sticking out over the top of my pants, and I'm sent into a shame spiral.
This is my body. When I look at it, there are things I don't like. I have rolls on my belly when I sit down. That annoying flabby skin under my arm...
Think of everything you've already been through in this life. The ups and downs. The movement and the stillness. Injury and recovery. The places you'v...
Body positivity works both ways -- you should love yourself no matter what size you are, and no matter how many stretch marks you have. That doesn't mean you have to accept where you are and remain stagnant.
Change is coming, actively and intentionally, and we can all relish this progress and feel empowered to join these courageous trailblazers whenever we choose to do so. And therein lies the heart of this issue: choice.
I wrote something passive-aggressively negative about the woman in the photo and I got called out on it by my friends and followers. Here's the kicker: the woman in the photo was me.
I gave birth to my daughter one year ago this month, and unlike many of my peers; I had done very little to whip my body back into any other shape but tired. While others around me were gliding back into their pre-baby panties I was still wearing my maternity stretch pants.
Sexual self-esteem affects every sexual choice you make -- who you choose to have sex with and when, whether you limit yourself sexually and how, and whether you choose to use protection or not.
When I was product testing my children's book Ella's Tummy: A Story of Understand for All Ages -- in other words, having kids read it and tell me what they thought -- one very bright eight year old girl said she thought it was mean that I, as the author, called the main character fat. This was an interesting response, because the book is about fat bullying, and how it is not okay to do it.
In case anyone missed it last week, a woman in Los Angeles took a compromising photo of another woman in her gym locker room and shared it on social media. The woman who snapped the picture is an adult woman nearing her thirties. She's also a Playboy model. She captioned the photo along with a selfie of herself appearing to laugh over it.
with the over-dominance of your intellectual mind, you might not spend any quality time in your body at all- even during sleep. Here are three ways to pay attention and let your body do its stuff:
So why not start appreciating the unique shape and size that YOUR body comes in? You don't need to look like the cookie cutter shape of the photoshopped models to feel great about the way you look.
But every once in a while, I can't help but ask myself--what if I just accepted myself, exactly as I am? What if I didn't focus on any external markers, but set my goals on my own terms and in ways that made sense for me? What if I stopped being a sheep?