This Valentine's I am calling all ladies to commit to giving themselves the gift of a luxurious life. When you finish these exercises you will have a warm heart, a brighter smile and a more solid relationship with yourself.
It's so easy to compare your mom skills, career skills, athletic skills, writing skills-life skills. However, it must be a daily practice to stop the comparison monster in its tracks by appreciating all that you have and all that you can do.
While I don't want to tell you this story because it left me feeling pretty icky, I think that it might help someone. So I will press on with hope that you don't think less of me -- and if you do, please don't tell me.
You NEVER have to do anything you don't want to do, especially when it comes to sex. You can show up on all your dates looking hot and feeling amazing and wearing whatever makes you feel your fantastic and never feel like you have to take your clothes off.
Newsflash: beautiful women come in all shapes and sizes. So in 2016, join me as I celebrate every single curve and every single muscle. I'm dedicating this year to celebrating who we are, where we are right in this moment.
When you are suddenly flooded with a bad body image day or moment-I would urge you to really dig deep and try to uncover what else might be upsetting you. This way you can work to address what might actually be bothering you, which you are projecting onto your body. Think of your experience of poor body image as an important signal, which tells you that you might need to pay attention to something else in your life.
It's all taken its toll. But here travels my body, luscious and soft in the dark, still holding up its end of the bargain. So, now I'm trying a new tactic: Love.
We know and love the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for being a civil rights icon who helped African-Americans. However, his works also helped women's rights, rights for immigrants, and many other movements for human dignity.
Now that I've managed to turn my "mess" into my message, there were some "rules" I had to break, all in the name of health, wellness and importantly sanity. Here are some of the "rules" I've broken along the way that have completely transformed my relationship with food and my body:
There are enough critics out there that we need to be our own best friend, not worst enemy. What's important to remember is that no matter what our bodies look like, or what we do to get them that way (good or bad), we have an entire generation of young girls watching how we act, and react to our own body image.
Women are definitively a minority and we are, by default, everything that goes along with that label: belittlement, discrimination, treated with hostility covertly and overtly. However, women are beautiful. All women are beautiful.
As we get ready to get back into the school grind after the holidays, don't forget to take a deep breath. Sure, you may be taking way more courses than you think you can handle, or you may be worried about that one core requirement that you've been putting off since your first year, but don't worry, you've got this!
Recap: My New Year's resolution is to stop externalizing my happiness. This year, I'm focusing on my own behaviors and thought processes and experimen...
I looked at her. Quietly and carefully. I watched her peaceful expression as she took in the photo. I pulled her close to me, breathed in the heavenly scent of her hair, and kissed her soft cheek. I thought about how when I look at her, all I see is perfection.
Frosina Angelovska, Irina Kiridzievska and Maja Sazdanovska, were all featured in Portret Magazine's newest edition as three successful Macedonian women that love their bodies.