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Womens Self Esteem

What No One Tells You About Boob Jobs

Elisabeth Dale | Posted 07.31.2015 | Style
Elisabeth Dale

Today's boob job is about more than buying breast implants. The term is also used to refer to breast lifts, reductions, or a combination lift and augmentation with implants.

You Are Beautiful Today

Caurie Putnam | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Caurie Putnam

I'm going to let you in on a big secret: You are beautiful today. It's taken me 39.10 years to figure this out, but now that I have, I have to share. Here's how I figured it out.

8 Steps to Get Your Mojo Back Before Summer

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Most of you are great starters but not all are great finishers. If you have lost your mojo and want to be a better you for summer, commit to a new beginning right now. Here are eight ways to get your mojo back and keep it flourishing.

Why I Won't Be Mrs. Nice Guy Anymore

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 06.09.2015 | Women
Laura Lifshitz

There was never a day in which someone said to me, "You know Laura? You're really a bitch," and meant it. When speaking with love interests, this was ...

You Have a Body

Sally McGraw | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Sally McGraw

You have a body. You may not like it, you may not want it to matter, you may want to distance yourself from it in every possible way, but you cannot deny that as a human being, you have a body.

Why Are Emotionally Unavailable Men So Damn Desirable? 5 Reasons

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 06.07.2015 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

No matter how shiny a new prospect appears, the only way to discover men who will feel comfortable, kind, funny and warm toward you is through real-to-life interactions with those who consistently show they actually want to get to know you.

The Comparison Cure: Stop Judging Yourself and Start Loving Yourself

Christine Arylo | Posted 05.11.2015 | Women
Christine Arylo

You just never know what is possible when you give up toxic habits and choose to support yourself instead of sabotage yourself. That's what we call self-love!

What I Learned in My 40s

Tami Shaikh | Posted 03.22.2015 | Women
Tami Shaikh

Allow yourself to be you, be the person you were born to be and stop and smell the roses. Life is going to happen and the only person that really really matters is the one sitting inside of you, the one that was created in pure harmony with the universe! I so love being in my 40s.

When You Exercise: Check Your Motivation

Caitlyn Corradino | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Caitlyn Corradino

I do want to keep exercise in my day and be the healthiest, highest functioning version of myself that I can be. But when I have an extra hour or two at the end of the day, I don't want to spend it making sure my body looks perfect. I want to do something that will add value to me as person on a deeper level, beneath the surface of rock-hard abs.

Transition and the Unknowable Future

Christa Dowling | Posted 12.27.2014 | Women
Christa Dowling

When we look towards the future we are also searching for solutions, particularly if we are going through transitions. Sometimes we find them quickly,...

Do You Order the Cheapest Thing on the Menu?

Elena Lipson | Posted 12.15.2014 | Style
Elena Lipson

When you truly deeply and unwaveringly feel the power of self-worth and self-love flowing towards yourself, you won't have that internal negotiation about ordering what you really want. You won't put yourself last on the list.

Our Brains on Chick-Lit

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 11.29.2014 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

For many women, there's nothing that makes for a better beach or airport read than a fun chick-lit novel. They are vacation must-haves. But are they bad for us? That's what one study claims.

I Don't Do Yoga, and It Could Be Your Fault

Michelle Rose Gilman | Posted 11.08.2014 | Women
Michelle Rose Gilman

By taking these over sexualized, yoga posing selfies, and posting them for the world to see, these women make it almost impossible for women like me (whose hands don't even come close to touching the floor when we bend over) to feel good about going back to our yoga practice.

4 Ways to Accept a Compliment

Katie Markey McLaughlin | Posted 10.05.2014 | Women
Katie Markey McLaughlin

If you constantly feel like you're not good enough or that you don't deserve whatever great things have come your way in life, try changing the way you respond to the compliments you undoubtedly receive.

Beach Body Mommy

Morgan Meneses-Sheets | Posted 09.20.2014 | Parents
Morgan Meneses-Sheets

I welcomed getting to the point where what many called a "cute" belly developed and I felt like people could see that I was pregnant.

Can Parents Prevent Eating Disorders? | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents

While there's nothing definitive you can do to prevent an eating disorder in your child, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk, and increase the chance of her (or him) having a positive body image.

I Hated Cameras... Then Two Big Things Happened

Amy Arndt | Posted 05.10.2014 | Women
Amy Arndt

When someone takes my photo and I ask them to contort in all sorts of uncomfortable positions to get the right shot, or when I'm raising my arm several feet above my head to get a selfie that makes me look thinner, what am I telling myself? What am I telling my daughters?

How I Overcame High Heel Addiction And Learned To Love My Height

Bustle | Posted 05.09.2014 | Women

I thought that being the shortest girl in the room would define me the same way that being the girl always in heels used to. Only being the girl in heels was my choice.

Whoa There Cowboy!

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 02.04.2014 | Women
Rebecca Perkins

This inner dialogue/self talk has the power to steer our lives in a positive, self improving or a catastrophic self defeating direction. For me at times it's like standing at a fork in the road.

The Truth About Beauty, On Your Wedding Day And Every Day

Anne Almasy | Posted 01.27.2014 | Weddings
Anne Almasy

When we retouch, we say to our clients, "You're better this way." "You're better with a flatter tummy." "You're better with skinnier arms." "You're better with a rounder bum." "You're better without that scar." Who do we think we are?

Dropping Out Of The Cult Of Busy

Mary Beth Maziarz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Beth Maziarz

I made a sign for the craft studio that says "I can do ANYTHING, but I can not do EVERYTHING. Especially at once." So I'm going to take my own advice.

21,000 People Sign Petition Against Roxy 'Surf' Video

Posted 07.28.2014 | Women

With over 21,000 petition signatures in hand, three-time world longboarding champion Cori Schumacher probably felt pretty optimistic and empowered whe...

How I Learned To Love My Stretch Marks

Literally, Darling | Posted 11.26.2013 | Women
Literally, Darling

Regardless of if and when I lose the weight, these pink tattoos from that year will never go away. Even if I become a ripped, svelte version of myself, the permanent marks of the toughest period of transition in my life will remain a constant reminder of the insecure and desperate-for-fulfillment girl that got me the marks in the first place.

Big Fat Lies I Tell Myself

Mary Pritchard | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

At that moment, I decided to put my ego aside and read the book. I finished it in one sitting. It wasn't always pleasant, mind you. After all, Amy Ahlers was calling me on every lie I ever told myself. But it was necessary. And Ahlers offers challenges, exercises, and affirmations to help you through every lie in the book.

The Art of Thinking Highly of Yourself

Justine Musk | Posted 09.21.2013 | Women
Justine Musk

I have struggled with self-esteem issues since my teens, but it's clear in my first long-ago diary that I didn't start out that way. I acquired my low self-esteem. I learned it.