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A Positive Take on Losing Weight

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Much as I wanted to lose the 25 pounds, believing that I shouldn't have to was more powerful. And so the weight piled on. And stayed. Finally aware of this underlying belief, I had a decision to make: pride or humility.

What Would Batman Eat?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

A recent study discovered that if you ask kids to choose between apple slices or French fries with their lunch, and you ask them "What would Batman eat?" they will choose the apple slices over the fries.

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.

Kenny Loggins and Me... Sort of a Comedy

Ilene Angel | Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment
Ilene Angel

I'm usually not at a loss for words. Really. But in my defense, I don't meet rock stars every day.

'Ripe' -- A Juicy One Woman Show by Wendy Hammers

Mark C. Miller | Posted 12.24.2012 | Los Angeles
Mark C. Miller

Wendy Hammers dances throughout her impressive, brave, honest, touching, funny, intimately revealing one-woman show about the most recent 10 years of her life, from age 40-50. In fact, the show is billed as "a juicy new dance with words."

4 Important Links Between Personal Style and Positive Self-Image

Sally McGraw | Posted 12.18.2012 | Style
Sally McGraw

Everyone can use personal style as a tool for cultivating self-care and reflect self-respect. No matter how tall you are or which birthday is on the horizon or where you carry the most jiggle, you can learn to flatter your figure.

'Oh My God, Mommy, You Weigh A Lot!'

Carrie Goldman | Posted 12.15.2012 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

When I have moments of doubt, I remember the three little faces turned toward me as if I am their sun and I ask myself, "How will my words and my facial expressions affect them?"

How To Banish Self-Consciousness Forever

Posted 11.14.2012 | OWN

By Martha Beck It's one word -- one little word -- but it has revelatory power. You step into the party feeling reasonably confident. True, ...

Confessions of a Mirror Addict

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

I am writing in defense of the mirror! A Today Show segment highlighting Autumn Whitefield-Madrano's blog on HuffPost on mirror fasting, struck me as ...

Obesity and Self-Image: Are the Two Connected?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Recent research shows that poor self-perception about weight actually contributes to obesity -- especially in teens.

Still Waters Run Deep

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

Therapy does not completely eradicate your issues. It lowers their volume and weakens their power. So if and when they do show up, we can recognize them, and put them back in their spot.

Who's That Girl? Reflections On A Lifelong Mirror Obsession

Jillian Lauren | Posted 11.19.2012 | Women
Jillian Lauren

I remember being mocked by my Hebrew school classmates when they busted me transfixed by my own reflection in the long windows of the temple gift shop like a Jewish mini-Narcissus.

What It Takes to Be Great

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 10.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

Simply put, passion is the engine that drives excellence. It is what motivates us to continue pursuing our dreams when times get tough, when we get tired, or when others tell us we can't possibly succeed.

Aren't We Greater Than the Sums of Our Parts?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 09.30.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

What if the inventories we take of our lives are false, misleading? What if our value as a person has nothing to do with a score on a checklist?

Loss: How Long Do We Mourn It?

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

Be sad, mourn and feel the loss. And then get back to living. We all need you to. As Robert Frost once wrote, "The best way out, is always through."

How I Learned To Love My 'Knobby' Knees

Dana Oliver | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Dana Oliver

Hi, my name is Dana and I have knobby knees. Growing up, I was the skinniest girl out of all my friends. And it didn't matter how many plates of slo...

Mirror Mirror on the Wall: The Facts About You

Christine Sachs | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Christine Sachs

Real change doesn't happen in opposition -- it happens in awareness. What might happen if you became aware of your interpretations of your life?

Hair 'Em, Scare 'Em: 'I'm Afraid To Remember What My Natural Hair Looks Like'

Vivian Manning-Schaffel | Posted 08.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Vivian Manning-Schaffel

I swam out of my gene pool with some crazy-curly, violently unruly, ratty-ass hair that requires great skill, serious funds, Japanese embalming fluid, hot irons in at least three different sizes and a mastery of these materials to create a look that's what I call... normal.

Are Vulnerability and Authenticity the New Cool?

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 07.01.2012 | Home
Tiffany Crawford

You hear it everywhere. All of the thought leaders in business, spiritual gurus, and now pop stars are all talking about being your true self and loving you for who you are. That's not what I see on the cover of magazines -- yet.

A Letter to my Younger Self

Charlotte Hill | Posted 06.24.2012 | Women
Charlotte Hill

You are uniquely -- in the unadulterated sense of the word -- uniquely you.

How I Learned To Love My Curly Hair

HelloGiggles | Posted 04.23.2012 | Women

I haven't always loved my curly hair. In fact, in the spirit of honest communication, I'll just tell you that in that past I’ve carried around a gre...

Weight Loss: What's the Point?

Lisa Turner | Posted 06.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

What would happen if, instead of worrying about what you had for breakfast, you focused instead on becoming exquisitely comfortable with who you are as a person? Instead of scrutinizing yourself in the mirror, looking for every bump and bulge, you turned your gaze inward?

Victoria Secret's Doutzen Kroes and Vogue Italia's Franca Sozzani Get Personal About Body Image

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 06.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

When I read who was coming to Harvard's public forum, "Health Is Beauty: Defining Ourselves," I knew I was going. The Harris Center's 15th annual forum offered a rare insider's view of an issue near and dear my professional heart -- body image and the media.

A Sisterhood of Inner Beauty

Carre Otis | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Carre Otis

For me, having two young daughters has not only expanded my access to joy and deepened my sense of gratitude, but it has heightened my concern for the dangerously subversive messages they've already started to receive.

Pinned: Porn on Pinterest

Susan Harrow | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home
Susan Harrow

I'm in love with Pinterest the new hot social network where images are digital coke -- addictive, unlimited pleasure with just a few side effects -- l...