Seeing how we are loved through other's eyes can be really powerful if you let it be. So many of us struggle with accepting compliments, but there is nothing wrong with that. Use this opportunity to remember that it is okay to feel special and it is okay to be told you are loved.
To all the hard-working mamas out there, to the ones that give everything and expect nothing, to the ones that are exhausted from getting up all night, to the ones working multiple jobs to provide for their families, please give yourself permission today to do what you need to do to take care of yourself, because you deserve it. You are pretty enough, you are good enough, and you are enough in who you are, today.
Danielle Smit had a devastating diagnosis of Stage-4 Metastatic Breast Cancer in April of 2014 and was given two years to live. Rather than curl u...
Not only are teen girls "supposed to" be thin and flawless, but the pressure to have curves like Beyonce and Kim Kardashian is unattainable. That's where vloggers like Cara Nicole come in.
In this day and age, women have won the right to vote, to burn our bras, and to climb the corporate ladder. Why do we still find it a challenge to be honest in the bedroom? And could this duplicity potentially lead us astray when looking for Mr. Right?
You do not have cobra back because you are not Cristiano Ronaldo. Luckily, lat exercises are rather straightforward. Here's how to achieve your very own cobra back:
When I was younger, I was always measuring my body against crazy glossy magazine standards of supermodels. Thank God for age and wisdom. Now I measure my body not by inches but by the miracles it can accomplish. Now I kinda love my body. Here's what I've learned.
As much as I don't want to admit that these movies are accurate, the teen social hierarchy is evident in schools all over the globe. You have your cliques, your pecking orders and your gangs. And you likely have varying degrees of self-segregation by race, age, gender, culture, sexual orientation and social status.
Ok ladies, we're going there... we're talking about sex. I know it's a bit of a taboo subject, but really, it shouldn't be! I'm a happily married woman (for nearly 12 years now) and I think a good sex-life is an EXTREMELY important part of what makes our marriage so happy in the first place.
Yesterday I read an article about positive body image and making friends with the mirror on the Oprah website by Author Amy Bloom -- and it got me thi...
Thank you Mattel for turning a page and adding a new chapter in your long successful history to compassionately consider more of your little customer's developing sense of self and how they feel they fit in the world around them.
These days, when I'm teaching a group fitness class, I choose my words carefully, knowing how much of an impact they can have. I emphasize how the exercises we do in class are in preparation for activities we do outside the gym.
Last night, I saw a picture of myself at CrossFit on a friend's Facebook page: I am mid-deadlift and my growing muscles strain at the weight. My expression is one of intensity and fear. Will I die? Not anymore. I'm certain that after I set the bar on the ground, as always, my muscles trembled with the righteous fatigue of joy.
I don't think I believe that if I played with Barbies who were a little taller and a little "curvier" I'd be more confident in myself. Changing toys will do little to change the world we live in.
I hate my muffin top. Don't give me some sappy line about the top being the best part of the muffin. I hate that little roll that reminds me that I'm probably being stubborn and I might need to go a size up in my jeans ... that little extra piece of flesh that is evidence that I like mini Snickers bars. A lot.
Whether blonde or brunette, African-American or Asian, she was always tall and thin, representing an idealized vision of pretty, to be sure, but one that was potentially limiting to girls' imaginations and certainly didn't represent the diversity today's kids see all around them. It was time, as they say, for a makeover.