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The Unlikely Place I Found Body Acceptance

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 04.20.2016 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

The women's restroom in any place--a club, a restaurant, an airport, a mall--is a hub of anthropological activity.

Why It's Okay to Be Fat and Wear Shorts

Sarah A. Ford | Posted 04.06.2016 | Women
Sarah A. Ford

I can't remember the last time I wore shorts in public. Rolled up jeans -- yes. Dresses with panty hose - yes. (I know. I'm old school in court.) Yoga capri pants -- yes. But no shorts. I was probably 14 years old the last time I wore real shorts out in public. And that is absolutely ridiculous.

Top 5 Ways to Get a 'Sick Pack'

Maddy Moon | Posted 08.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Maddy Moon

Are you finally done with health? Are you sick and tired of having a ravenous libido, a quick metabolism, an energetic body, and a full head of hair?...

Orange Is The New Black Star Danielle Brooks Says Eff Your Beauty Standards With Sports Bra Selfie

RaVal Davis | Posted 07.30.2016 | Women
RaVal Davis

Sports bra selfie anyone? Orange Is The New Black star Danielle Brooks just said eff your beauty standards with a flawless sports bra selfie on instag...

Fun in the Sun: Tips for Wearing Less Clothing With More Comfort and Confidence This Summer - No Matter What Your Body Type

Lauren Marie Fleming | Posted 07.24.2016 | Women
Lauren Marie Fleming

These aren't just fat girl problems, they're problems that many women dread every year as the days longer and hotter. But good news! They're problems that are easily solved with a bit of patience and a dash of confidence.

11 Ways to Love Your Body Now

Lauren Koski | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Lauren Koski

We often don't appreciate our health until it's gone; thinking of things your body allows you to do can really put things into perspective

4 Life-Changing Things I Learned By Asking Strangers If I Looked Fat

Kimber Simpkins | Posted 06.17.2015 | Women
Kimber Simpkins

We live with these voices and expectations all the time, but often feel like we're the only ones who hear them and feel them. It's a relief to bring them out into the light and air and see that we're not the only ones.

Let's Put an End to Body Shaming, Starting With Your Own

Jessi Andricks | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessi Andricks

Are glad you are not quite as overweight as the person next to you in the Starbucks line? Do you wish you were as skinny as the model on the latest issue of your favorite fashion magazine? If it is, it's time to stop, take a break, and focus on what's really going on with your own body.

Photo of Woman in Bikini Goes Viral (Not for the Reason You Think)

Sheila Viers | Posted 06.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheila Viers

If you ask me, the whole point in putting it all out there isn't really about "opening the kimono" but rather about connecting with ourselves in a way that releases the hold that other people's opinions have on us.

7 Ways to Practice Self-Acceptance

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Remember, what you practice, you get better at. When you chose to practice self-acceptance, compassion, and kindness toward yourself and others, you'll cultivate peace, courage, and joy. That's a habit worth getting good at!

8 Ways to Truly Love Your Body RIGHT NOW

GalTime | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women

I didn't quite realize how self-critical I was being until my 5-year-old daughter started repeating my comments aloud (and in front of my husband, no less!).

5 Things You Happily Stop Doing By the Age of 40

Sara Morgan-Beckett | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sara Morgan-Beckett

It doesn't get any more grown-up than 40. But I found that, with this realization, my shoulders noticeably dropped. I don't have to try so hard to be in the know. There's a freedom in becoming a bit of an old fart.

10 Total Strangers Got Naked Together -- And Found Body Acceptance

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.20.2014 | Women

"Making a commitment to be part of this was kind of terrifying." That's what one woman in "SHINE," a short video from The Goddess Project, said of ...

My Vagina Doesn't Smell Like Shame

Jenny Block | Posted 05.12.2014 | Women
Jenny Block

I'm going to just put this out there loud and proud. I love my pussy. I love her. And my lovers love her.

I Love My Body: How to Stop Listening to the Haters

Literally, Darling | Posted 03.02.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Now let's get into your head. If you are evaluating your entire self based on a few body parts, you are doing a huge disservice to the spectrum of services your body provides. Do you even KNOW what your pancreas has done for you lately?

The Great Boob Embrace

Dori Hartley | Posted 05.28.2013 | Comedy
Dori Hartley

There is an unspoken, mostly unconscious rule of thumb that goes on between female friends each time they share an affectionate hug: Where to place your boobs.

Why I'm Showing The Internet These Pictures Of Me In A Bikini

Brittany Gibbons | Posted 05.20.2013 | Women
Brittany Gibbons

So, when I started do this whole thing where once a year, I put on a bathing suit and go in public, I thought, yes. This feels brave. This feels strong. And it was, until one day it wasn't.

Fat, Fit and Foxy!

Claire Amber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Claire Amber

Start treating yourself and your body temple with respect and love, no matter how huge you feel. Go for the gold, the job, the guy. Be bold, be courageous! Let weight loss be a natural and effortless consequence of feeling good, having fun, and being excited about life.

What These Women Know About Beauty That You Don't

Posted 03.05.2015 | OWN

Are you looking in the mirror and seeing only your flaws? Amy Bloom, Joan Didion, Salma Hayek and more share words of wisdom on how to accept (and...

Love Your Post-Baby Body and Listen to Its Wisdom

CT Working Moms | Posted 12.09.2012 | Parents
CT Working Moms

Am I totally over my body-image woes? Well, not exactly. But there is something that's missing -- and that's the self-loathing.

PHOTOS: This Is What Real Moms' Bodies Look Like

CT Working Moms | Posted 08.01.2013 | Parents
CT Working Moms

What if we truly loved and appreciated all that our bodies did to help bring our children into the world?

10 Ways To Love Your Body This Summer

The Frisky | Posted 06.20.2012 | Women

Summer is finally here, and so are the ubiquitous crash diet plans and pressure to get a "bikini body," whatever that means. Here’s an idea: how abo...

'Fitspiration': Why It Isn't So Inspirational

Lexie Kite | Posted 07.17.2012 | Women
Lexie Kite

If you are on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter, you have seen fitness inspiration images just in time for "bikini season" to motivate you to "get fit" -- we call them "fitspiration." This is NOT healthy or inspiring.

Love. Your. Body. Now.

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 04.27.2012 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

As many of you know I've been seen at 26 years of age and 46 years of age naked round the world the last several weeks.

The Key To Loving Your Body

SELF | Posted 01.27.2012 | Women

Although it's family that forms your body image, your friends -- the family you choose -- have a powerful impact on how you feel about your shape as a...