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Mom Posts C-Section Scar Photo To Show It's Not 'The Easy Way Out'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.28.2016 | Parents

A striking postpartum photo is reminding viewers that cesarean sections are not “the easy way out.” U.K. mom of two Jodie Shaw posted a photo of h...

Kids Proudly Show Off Their Scars In Inspiring Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.01.2016 | Parents

A powerful photo series is letting kids who have faced serious illnesses and injuries show off their battle scars with pride. Children’s Healthcare ...

Erica Reid On Myofascial Release: Relief For Scar Tissue, Fibromyalgia, Trauma, Pelvic Floor Disorders, Neck Pain And Back Pain

Ira Israel | Posted 08.29.2016 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

After ten sessions I can honestly say that I am glad that I tried Myofascial Release - I can feel my body moving differently when I walk, run, ride my bike or practice yoga and there is much less discomfort in my legs.

These Are The Scars Of People Who Have Narrowly Escaped Death

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.12.2016 | Arts

Photographer Emily Goddard has always been interested in the raw beauty of scars. It started when she was a child, innocently captivated by a large sp...

Battles, Scars And Perspective

Caren Siegler | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Caren Siegler

Sometimes it's enough to know that you did the best you could with what you had, you'd do it again if you had to (with a few minor adjustments) and you're truly proud of that person staring back at you in the mirror. And that you have no regrets.

The Joy Ride

Leona deVinne | Posted 06.17.2016 | Good News
Leona deVinne

Joy is different than happiness although they are closely related. Joy contains an aspect of happiness, but it is deeper rooted, rooted in the good earthy, visceral goodness that is available to all of us despite tragedy and pain.

This Woman Is Walking 1,000 Miles Topless For Beautiful Reason

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.22.2016 | Impact

One woman is walking topless across the country to draw attention to the tough, but all-too-often hidden realities of breast cancer. Paulette Leaphart...

My Secret Life as a Skin-Picker

The Establishment | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
The Establishment

I know -- intellectually -- that I am a good person. But the disorder skews this perception, making everything about the shame of my outer appearance. How can I be a good person when I do this to myself?

How One Woman Is Inspiring Others To Be 'Scarred Not Scared'

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 03.15.2016 | Women

Last year, Michelle Elman shook up the Internet when she posed in a bikini and embraced her scars with the hashtag #ScarredNotScared. Continuing her b...

Love Yourself - A Tribute to #ScarredNotScared

Leah Stern | Posted 03.10.2017 | Impact
Leah Stern

We've all heard it... it doesn't matter what you look like on the outside...It's what's on the inside that counts. I'm sure someone beautiful made tha...

Recovery, Frankenstein-Style

Emily Breeden | Posted 01.04.2017 | Healthy Living
Emily Breeden

I took this picture on my own, with tears streaming down my face because I finally realized how beautiful a scar, my scar, could be.

#IAmMoreThan My Scars

Shantonia Wayne | Posted 09.04.2016 | Women
Shantonia Wayne

I have always risen above my circumstances and my leg has never stopped me from pursuing my dreams, it may have slowed me down but never took my hope away.

Viral C-Section Photo Shows The Beauty Of New Moms' Scars

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.20.2015 | Parents

Photographer Helen Aller's striking image of a newborn baby resting by his mother's C-section scar has prompted more conversation than she ever imagin...

5 Things Not to Do to a Person With Deformity

Joel Peterson | Posted 08.06.2016 | Impact
Joel Peterson

I fell into a pot of boiling-hot water, immersed in it for nearly an hour -- alone and unsupervised. This traumatic event, literally scarred me for life. Physically for sure, but also emotionally and psychologically.

The Inspiring Way One Woman Learned To Embrace Her Scars

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women

In January, Michelle Elman made a promise to herself to wear a bikini despite the hurtful comments people made about her scars. Now, she’s fulfilled...

The Bookmarks to Our Life Stories

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

"Do you want to know the truth, or do you want to tell a story?" Choosing the latter, my son told others he got the scars from a sword fight with skeleton pirates while riding a long-neck dinosaur, or that it happened during an epic light saber battle with meddling Jedi.

John Lewis Says The Scars From Selma Are Still Visible

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) says he still bears the physical scars from his involvement in the civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, 50 ...

The Beauty Of Scars That Tell A Story

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.14.2014 | Arts

This story originally appeared on Slate. By David Rosenberg Some images in this post depict serious bodily injuries. As a child growing ...

This Woman's Post-Cancer Transformation Was 33 Years In The Making

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living

Every breast cancer survivor's journey to accept his or her post-cancer body is different. For this survivor, it took 33 years to decide she was final...

6 Medical Tips On Choosing HPV Vaccination For Your Daughter Or Son (Or Not)

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

No one wants to talk about it, but HPV (human papilloma virus) is common, sexually-transmitted, and can cause suffering and reduced quality of life. This is serious stuff, and you should take a moment to think about it now.

What My Baby's Scars Have Taught Me

Dr. Karin Luise | Posted 10.28.2013 | Parents
Dr. Karin Luise

There was a host of natural light in the playroom, which brought the ripples of scar tissue into clearer view, making the white lines more prominent. Seeing how imperfectly straight they were, I could envision the surgeon's hand making meticulous cuts on his tiny, 4 lb. body,

Wounded Faith

Karyn L. Wiseman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.10.2013 | Religion
Karyn L. Wiseman, Ph.D.

We all have secret pain. We all have brokenness. We all have wounds that do not fully heal despite all the salve we put on them. The truth is that no matter our circumstances in life, there is still heartache and pain.

Criminals With The Least Intimidating Scars Ever

Posted 05.07.2013 | Comedy

That giant scar on the face of your kidnapper could indicate that he's a real tough guy, or it could mean that he had a real whoopsie-daisy, slip-and-...

Earning Your Scars: 'God's Tattoos' -- Badges of Courage, Reminders of Survival

Chuck Gomez | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Chuck Gomez

At that moment, I felt like a freak. As I stared in the mirror, I felt my eyes begin to water. I felt disfigured and ashamed. But I cut the pity party short. I had survived a life-threatening experience, and these were the scars I had to show for it. I needed to move on.

There Are Always Eyebrow Tattoos

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 10.08.2012 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

I know that scar will remind me that as I get older, each bump, fall or accident makes me a little bit more cautious and afraid, and I have to fight against that.