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Women and Self Esteem

How to Re-route Body Comparisons

Sally McGraw | Posted 02.03.2014 | Women
Sally McGraw

By rating one type of body as better, you are relegating all others to worse. But, in fact, each body is unique and lumping sizes or shapes together dismisses that essential individuality.

Love Yourself, Love Your Body

Janet Blair Page | Posted 12.01.2013 | Women
Janet Blair Page

No matter how physically attractive and charming or intelligent you are, if you see someone who's "undesirable" or "not lovable " when you look in the mirror, other people will see you that way, too.

Why I Love Men

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 10.27.2013 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

Men are simultaneously expected to be pioneering, perfectly-groomed alpha males who, with their bare hands, will chop down a tree and make it into a bed in which they give their partners multiple orgasms, all while perfectly roasting a free-range chicken for dinner.

Why 'Love Your Body' Campaigns Aren't Working

Isabel Foxen Duke | Posted 09.17.2013 | Women
Isabel Foxen Duke

I wanted to get ahead, stand out, be special, and I didn't see how accepting my body the way it was would get me there. I believed my dreams were 20 lbs. away from me, and what seemed like a forced, new ideal of beauty on a billboard didn't seem to change that.

WATCH: Why Your Inner Critic Speaks Up When You Least Expect It

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 10.27.2012 | Women
Tara Sophia Mohr

Have you ever wondered why your inner critic speaks up so suddenly -- and so viciously -- in moments when you least expect it?

Perfect

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 10.27.2012 | Women
SidneyAnne Stone

From the time I was a teenager, I was the girl telling her friends to be who they are and not care what anyone else thinks. I believe there is beauty in our imperfections. It is what makes us unique. Where I got stuck is in the perfections...

Why I Finally Embraced My Natural Hair

Lisa Price | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Lisa Price

Throughout my hair journey, I wore braids, twists, locs, weaves, relaxed agin, cut it off and relaxed and cut it off again -- all the while loving the freedom of expressing who I was at that point in time in my life.

My Fat, Beautiful Body

Posted 07.17.2012 | Women

By Jenn Leyva | Role/Reboot Without fail at noon on every Friday, 30 minutes before my beginning ballet class starts, a mixture of fear and dread o...

Her Future: How Women Can Live Happy Lives

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

Up until the age of twenty-five I was searching for happiness on the outside. I had a bad case of what I call the "when I haves." For example, "When I have that next boyfriend then I'll be happy."

Healthy Aggression in Girls

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

Anger and physical aggression in girls and women is typically deemed inappropriate. We are taught to deny, suppress and hide these feelings, but that's not necessarily the healthiest response.

The Zen of "Yes" or "No"

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

There is a fine line between moments when we say "yes" to open up to new life possibilities, and, when we say "no" to honor ourselves and maintain a healthy boundary.

Reinterpreting Eve

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

Given the story of Eve, it's no wonder that women have an underlying sense of blame, shame and in many cases, a fear of questioning male authority.

Why Do Women Feel They Need Permission?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

What leads me to seek social approval before making a decision? Could it be a personality trait? Could it be a lack of self-esteem? Or is biology a factor?