The point is not to look like you are changing so that the people you love are happy. It is to actually change within yourself. And sometimes that requires dropping the act of "perfect patient" and letting your frightened, tender self be seen. Healing does not happen in comfortable places.
Wanderlust. The skin between me and the world has dissolved. Instead of retreating from pain and joy and vulnerability, I'm consumed with farsickness. Why wait for a traveling companion? Do I fear the loneliness inherent to my soul ranging the universe on its own? Yes, of course.
It hit me, as I sat in my hot driver's seat on a sunny afternoon of errands with my children that, at 36, I'm experiencing this mythical, organic shift into feeling comfortable in my body.
"I could have been that girl," author and friend June Alexander wrote to me regarding the ...
I'm a 36 DDD so not wearing a bra for me is 100% not an option and most strapless bras don't do anything at all for me. Still, I shouldn't have to miss out on all the cold shoulder cuteness. Right? So I decided to just see what happens when I rock a bra with my off the shoulder shirt.
According to most fashion magazines, it's important to identify your body shape and dress appropriately for it. Since mine falls somewhere between "velociraptor" and "bean bag chair," I'm excited to see what summer fashions will best compliment my figure.
ll thoughts about your own body are reinforced. You reinforce stigma in the person next to you, regardless of their size. Your children are taught to see bodies as problematic. And the judgment most certainly does not liberate anyone to live their life with reverence and grace in the body they have.
As we worked on setting her goals together, Martha knew she wanted to find a balance between good nutrition and being able to enjoy her life without constantly thinking about food. BUT she wasn't ready to let go of weight loss goals either.
Your body is perfect, just as it is. You don't need to lose weight, or tighten up your tummy, or pop out your butt in order to have a perfect beach body. You already have the perfect beach body. You are divine, feminine perfection.
Look left, look right, look in front of you, look behind you, and look in the mirror. One of you is affected by a mental health condition. Each year millions of Americans are facing the reality of a mental disorder of different nature and severity.
The heart is not just there to help oxygenate and circulate the blood, but to quicken a thrilling rhythm, to throb in our ears, to push against our ribcages, burning us from inside with all that we feel and want. It reminds us that we are alive, yet, that we respire and are inspired.
In a life with infinite options and endless possibility, I choose recovery. I choose it in the face of adversity, I choose it under pressure, and I choose it when my brain tells me to do otherwise. I choose it for the authenticity, I choose it for the self-acceptance, and I choose it in the name of freedom.
Most of us care so much about looking "good" or having the "right" body shape because at heart we all way to be loved.
A game I'd like to create is one that helps girls with eating disorders because I've struggled with eating disorders my entire life.
That's the thing I love so much about her new visual album, Lemonade. It is about resilience, metamorphosis, and forgiveness. It's about taking life by the lemons and making it into one big cocktail of experience that you curate into the life of your dreams.
So are you a healthy striver or a perfectionist? Let's find out: