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Good Body Image

These Gorgeous Images Show Us Why Women Of All Ages Need Body Love

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

All women need to love their bodies -- no matter their age. That's the premise behind a new photo series from blogger Jes Baker and photographer Ja...

Transform Bad Eating Habits and Body Image for Good

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

The very idea of treating your body like a friend or a loved one, with love and kindness, may sound more like a recipe for overeating and body dissatisfaction than anything else.

The Imperfections of Perfect

Ilana Donna Arazie | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Ilana Donna Arazie

When we try to be perfect, we become disconnected to people, and most importantly ourselves. I would love to see more celebrities and people, get more real. Be who you are. Live simply. Stop the obsessive planning and precautions.

What Your Body Is Saying About You

Laurie Gerber | Posted 03.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

I enjoy a good tarot card or personality test reading every now and again. I am not offended by the notion that I could learn more about myself through a new lens. But years ago, when my life coach suggested my body was also a "reading," I was taken aback.

Body Image Researcher David Sarwer Debunks Hollywood Myths

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Clearly, celebrity interviews provide no shortage of encouraging words. But if you're in the market for reliable information, there are surely better sources -- so I chose a scientist over a celebrity to debunk some of the body-image myths that Hollywood helps perpetuate.

Are You in a Healthy Relationship With Your Food?

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

I know that as women, our relationships to food are complicated and that all of us have stories that play a unique role in those relationships, but I believe that we truly can appreciate food, eat it, and love our bodies all at the same time.

Psychologist Jennifer Taitz's Timely Antidote to Emotional Eating

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

No dieter plans on eating emotionally from Halloween to New Year's Eve, and yet, that's what the overwhelmed majority end up doing year after year after year. If anyone is equipped to reverse this unhealthy trend, it's Jennifer Taitz.

Duality

Peggy Mulloy | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Peggy Mulloy

My left breast is approximately 25 percent bigger than the right one, and until yesterday, I thought I was the only one who knew.

Geneen Roth on Dr. Oz, Food and Body Image

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Last we spoke, Roth and I were discussing her book, Lost and Found. That was more than a year ago. Then, last week, there she was, having a heart-to-heart discussion with a group of binge eaters on The Dr. Oz Show.

'Intuitive Eating' Authors on Freeing Yourself From Chronic Dieting

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Two decades ago, this pioneering pair of nutritionists followed their own intuition by trading in menu plans and other tools of their trade for an unconventional, unproven approach. Today, there are 25 studies validating its effectiveness and no shortage of testimonials from intuitive eaters

With Reverse Airbrushing, A Picture's Worth 1,000 Calories

Leslie Goldman | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Goldman

What? You didn't get the memo? Ladies, you are supposed to be unnaturally thin -- but with full Cs, a tight butt, and all-over muscle tone. Oh, and guess what? If you somehow manage this Herculean feat, you will still require copious amounts of airbrushing. Reverse airbrushing, that is.

Eating Disorder Therapist Emily Sandoz on Accepting the Reality of Bad Body Image

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 10.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

When I heard word of a self-help workbook in the works about a promising new kind of CBT for body dissatisfaction called acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), I made a mental note.

Body-Image Innovator Tiffany Stewart on Preventing Eating Disorders

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

To give voice to all those who suffer silently with bad body image, Tiffany Stewart, the director of Louisana State University's Behavior Technology Laboratory, posted the most poignant answers on Emerge, her burgeoning website.

Become Fearless About Your Body

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 09.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

We all come in a different and unique packages. Accepting what you have is a key component to a healthy body image. Take time to focus on the good stuff and celebrate what you love about your body.

Biggest Loser's Ashley Johnston on Struggling to Get Comfortable in Her Skin

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 09.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Although massive weight loss often boosts self-esteem and body image, the inevitable loose, sagging skin and likely weight fluctuations can have quite the opposite effect.

Body-Image Expert Thomas Cash Shares Little-Known Weight-Loss Secret

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

More than a mental picture of what you look like, your body image consists of your personal relationship with your body -- encompassing your perceptions, beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and actions that pertain to your physical appearance.

Meet Another Woman Who's Learned to Love Her Body: Dr. Christiane Northrup

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

This woman, a world-renowned physician and bestselling author, came to body acceptance later in life, when she was 55. I was eager to ask this leading authority in the field of women's health and wellness to share her secrets to success.

Happiness Is Loving Your Body, Imperfections and All

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

We all desire to be flawless and while there is nothing wrong in wanting to look the best we can, I have to say that I like my flaws. They tell me where I've been and how I've lived.