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Positive Body Image

Challenging My Own Definition Of What It Means To Feel Beautiful

Rachel Brehm | Posted 10.31.2016 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

My friend and I took my 2-year-old twins to the pumpkin patch last week. We had a great time, mostly because I think we both experienced the day through young eyes.

On Food And Hunger

Stephanie Schwartz | Posted 09.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Schwartz

It's not easy, but I promise you, life is so much better when food takes a backseat to actually living.

This Is My Body, The Only Body I'll Ever Get

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 08.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

This is my body. When I look at it, there are things I don't like. I have rolls on my belly when I sit down. That annoying flabby skin under my arm...

Author Jos-Madelaine Standing On Trauma Drama And Body Disconnect

Dr. Felicia Clark | Posted 08.02.2016 | Women
Dr. Felicia Clark

Jos-Madelaine Standing, an expert on how to move beyond trauma, has influenced people across the US and Canada for over 10 years.

Why It's OK If You Mistake Me For Pregnant

Jess Rotenberg | Posted 07.01.2016 | Parents
Jess Rotenberg

Think about your life and all the things you're trying not to be. A bad parent? A distant friend? A nagging miserable spouse? A yeller? A phone addict? The least productive person at work? Does fat really rank that high?

Los Angeles, On Foot

Lauren DePino | Posted 06.03.2016 | Good News
Lauren DePino

I love taking walks. Long ones. I start by choosing a direction. Then I let something lead me. I'm not sure what to call it--maybe it's intuition or...

The Simple Way To Teach Kids About Body Diversity And Positivity

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.01.2016 | Parents

With so many negative messages about physical appearance in society today, it can be hard to instill in kids a positive attitude toward body image, di...

The 3 Things We Need to Teach Our Daughters About Body Image

Jenn Hand | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

Teach your daughter that her beauty is unique to her. She doesn't have to conform to that latest "it" body type just to fit in. Show her how to cultivate her own inner confidence in who she is, regardless of what society says.

I Posed Nude for Money and Saw How Beautiful My Body Really Is

The Stir | Posted 04.22.2016 | Women
The Stir

Can't imagine wearing a bikini in public? Or a miniskirt? Even shorts? True, you could continue to wear maxi dresses until they go out of style. Or you can say "F*** it" and do what this mom did: Pose nude for an art class and learn to love the gorgeous and unique body you have.

Sometimes You Lead Your Life, And Sometimes Life Leads You

Jackie Walker | Posted 04.20.2016 | Fifty
Jackie Walker

I do believe that sometimes we lead our lives and sometimes our lives lead us. Some years ago, I met a woman that suggested that I take my message to the world of tween girls. This was very thought-provoking as many of my clients have shared that their self-esteem issues started in childhood.

What Do You Want To Do When You Grow Up?

Jackie Walker | Posted 04.04.2016 | Fifty
Jackie Walker

Yes, it happened! I now travel the nation sharing motivational and informational keynote presentations on dressing from the inside out. As part of these events, I always ask my audiences if they have ever had a special dream. Many raise their hands and in unison say yes!

Kim Kardashian's Brand of Self-Esteem Isn't Good for Girls

Susan Harrow | Posted 03.18.2016 | Women
Susan Harrow

I'm glad Kim Kardashian feels good about who she is, naked or not, but I do wonder, is this style of self-esteem really good for girls? I want girls to be proud of their bodies -- but not as fodder for taking endless selfies, showing off their boobs and butt for others to admire.

Life Is Your Biggest Creative Work

Kate Terry | Posted 03.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kate Terry

In our lives and in our work, let's strive to reconcile the aspirational with the things we can't control. Let's not predetermine our fate by negativity. Don't predetermine misery or failure that doesn't need to be there. Acknowledge what you cannot control, but expand what you can.

21 Photos That Prove Lips Of All Shapes And Sizes Are Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 03.01.2016 | Style

There's been a lot of talk about lips in the media lately. And for once, Kylie Jenner isn't at the center of it all. The conversation recently shifted...

I Went Viral, And This Is What I Learned

Harmony France | Posted 02.10.2017 | Women
Harmony France

It started as a facebook status and it ended up in Huffington Post, the New York Times, and the London Mirror. This is what I learned from going viral.

Are You Obsessed With Losing Weight? Stop It From Ruining Your Life

Karen Diaz, RD | Posted 02.10.2017 | Healthy Living
Karen Diaz, RD

Weight loss is not a cure for happiness, boredom, lack of confidence, or a spark for ambition. The obsession to get there can actually make you unhappier, stressed, isolated, and let's be honest, super moody.

7 Shoe Shopping Rules That Every Woman Should Know

Jackie Walker | Posted 01.27.2017 | Fifty
Jackie Walker

Have you ever impulsed on a Cinderella accessory that never saw the light of day? Do you have trouble putting your options together with the right show, handbag or jewelry? Here are seven great shoe shopping tips to help.

Why I Won't Apologize for My Body Image

Schnelle Acevedo | Posted 01.22.2017 | Healthy Living
Schnelle Acevedo

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.

A Blog About a Bikini, and Love

Jay Crisp Crow | Posted 01.20.2017 | Women
Jay Crisp Crow

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.

Taking It All Off: What Was I Thinking?

Keri Vaca | Posted 01.11.2017 | Women
Keri Vaca

It's funny how something that seems like such a good idea at midnight, while scrolling around on FB, can seem so ridiculously crazy in the light of day. It goes something like this. You are at your computer, alone in the dark. Scrolling... scrolling... liking... clicking... when something really catches your eye -- a model call.

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy #15: 'Raise Your Sights'

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 11.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

Too often, when we set out to establish an ideal body vision for ourselves, we wind up with an image of somebody else's body in our mental viewfinder....

Just the Way You Are

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.23.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Whether or not you believe it, you deserve love, just as you are. No, not you minus twenty pounds or plus two cup sizes. Not you with more money or less body hair. Not you with more accolades or fewer past failures. The very raw, unedited version of you.

Why I'm #PlusPositive

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.22.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

I don't like the idea of women above a size 2 being made to feel ostracized because of their size, but I think that the label of "Plus Size" is a great one, and I'm proud to call myself a Plus Size Model.

Why You Shouldn't Take Those "Fatso" Comments to Heart

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.14.2016 | Women
Melinda Parrish

I just really want to share the truth of the sadness that I carry with me, and how it shows up in my life. I hope that little girls will get to grow up in a kinder world, and have more body positivity present in their lives as a result of body advocates like Ashley Graham stepping into the spotlight recently.

I Had a Cup of Coffee With Lisa Aviva

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.12.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

As with her spiritual life, Lisa wants to design a collection for women where the pieces flow together seamlessly. The pieces are designed as a capsule collection that can be worn together in a variety of combinations to create numerous, different outfits.