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Womens Self Esteem

Transition and the Unknowable Future

Christa Dowling | Posted 10.31.2014 | 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 10.16.2014 | 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 09.29.2014 | 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?

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

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
Bustle

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.

9 Habits Of People Who Love Their Weight

Posted 05.29.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul They're healthy -- but not stick-skinny. They eat well -- most of the time. And while they don't love shopping for a swimsuit, they...

Brooke Elliott: Promoting Positive Body Image in a Weight-Obsessed World

Kristen Houghton | Posted 06.23.2013 | Women
Kristen Houghton

I totally love Brooke Elliott. She is perfect just the way she is and she makes me feel comfortable in my own body and with my own weight.

Why You Haven't Met Your Match

Damona Hoffman | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Damona Hoffman

They are keeping you from loving yourself unconditionally. They are a crutch that keeps you hobbling through your dating life. They are the thick, wool coat that insulates you from being left out in the cold.

5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Feel Beautiful

Posted 04.10.2013 | OWN

By Val Monroe You know that little voice that relentlessly berates you whenever you look in the mirror, the one that makes you wince every time...

STUDY: Facebook Use Affects BMI And Credit Card Debt

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 03.20.2013 | Women

Social commentators have issued warning after warning that social media use can be detrimental to self-esteem. A recent paper out of the University o...

WATCH: Three Words That Started A Phenomenon

OWN | Posted 02.22.2013 | OWN

When artist Matthew Hoffman moved to Chicago in 2003, he wanted to spread some love. Little did he know that his good intention would become a worldwi...

My Vagina Needs Plastic Surgery?

Toni Nagy | Posted 03.11.2013 | Comedy
Toni Nagy

According to plastic surgeons all over the world, my vagina is an unholy mess and needs to be fixed with plastic surgery. You are probably wondering, "Wait, what is wrong with her fur burger?"

Eat, People (Not a Zombie Blog)

Katie Goodman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Katie Goodman

That's my suggestion for this holiday. Start looking at what you've bought into. Get some therapeutic help to look at why you overeat. Make a decision that you are just not going to give it all the attention you normally do. Ever again.

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.