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You’re Already “Beach Body Ready”

You’re Already “Beach Body Ready”
I am sure you’ve come across ads questioning if you’re Beach Body Ready. Such ads have the audacity to imply that your body may not be appropriate to enter a public space that most people associate with happiness and relaxation. What does it mean to be “beach body ready” anyway?...

Mind Over Matter: Believing In Yourself

Mind Over Matter: Believing In Yourself
Last week we spoke about the way the mind - in an effort to save energy -  tricks the body into thinking that it can’t continue doing whatever it was doing. It was important to draw attention to that mental and physiological relationship in order to understand that our minds do in fact have the power to affect what we can do...

Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter
There are many things in life that we want to accomplish but find many excuses not to do so. This can be frustrating and at times demoralizing because it makes us feel like our lives will be incomplete if we don’t accomplish all that we desire...

Teaching Body Positivity to Your Kids

Teaching Body Positivity to Your Kids
No person is really safe from the bombardment of targeted advertisement that creates unrealistic standards of beauty. Hating our bodies is not unique to adulthood, children are also in danger of developing a negative view of themselves...

Fat Shaming: Body Positivity Does Not Equal Healthiness

Fat Shaming: Body Positivity Does Not Equal Healthiness
We shouldn’t forget our history when we preach Body Positivity. Although this powerful movement was popularized in the late 90s, it was actually a part of the Fat Rights movement that began in the 60s, which was also associated with The Fat Underground...

The Power of Self-Love

The Power of Self-Love
You can’t love others if you don’t love yourself. It is very easy to hide behind the love and care of someone else, to feel alive and motivated to succeed when another person values you. But what happens when the person whose love is fueling your life leaves the picture? What happens when you are dependent on your significant other for meaning in your life but then anger, resentment, and other emotionally crippling feelings kick in as the relationship progresses? The answer is that you end up crushed and feeling lost in the world because your sense of direction never came from within – someone else was controlling your future and happiness...

Models Breaking the Mold

Models Breaking the Mold
Beauty is defined as a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight. Even though we tend to believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, top fashion magazines have defined a standard that has excluded many other beautiful women in the past. Fortunately, we have made some progress on the runway and in print - and the beautiful women we didn’t see before are now being appreciated worldwide...

DON'T LET YOUR MIND BULLY YOUR BODY

DON'T LET YOUR MIND BULLY YOUR BODY

In Western Society, most women believe that they are not adequate because they don’t match society's "ideal" measurements. Well I am here to tell you and that voice inside your head, that you don’t have to live up to society’s unrealistic standards when it comes to your body. It's hard to get away from these standards when we are constantly surrounded by images (Instagram, Magazines, Movies, Billboards) telling us how to look and how to dress. And eventually we start to believe what they are telling us...