Category - Body Image

11
Nov

Are You Authentic? How to Know

We hear the word ‘authenticity’ a lot these days. People admire it. They seek it out in their lives. But what does it mean to be truly authentic? If you are honest with others but still lie to yourself, can you still call yourself ‘authentic’? Being yourself and standing up for what you believe in …

30
Sep

How Being a Slave to Beauty Hurts You

Jane Fonda turns 80 in December. Last Sunday night she appeared at the Emmy awards with an amazingly youthful appearance for someone who’s 79 years old. How does this affect you as a woman today? We don’t always see how much we’re pressured by unrealistic and unattainable beauty ideals. Their influence is subtle, yet very …

2
Sep

Depression Worse for Teen Girls: How That Hurts You

The rate of Major Depressive Disorder in teenage girls jumped drastically between 2005 and 2014 to record high numbers: in girls, it increased from 13% to 17%; in boys, the increase was much smaller, going from 4% to 6%. In total, another study found that about 14% of boys and 36% of girls are depressed …

26
Aug

Looks Can Lie: Why Judging Is Bad for You and How to Stop

“Never judge a book by its cover,” a wise person has surely told you in the past. It can be hard to resist that impulse, however, if you feel pressured to make flash judgments based on very little information – a situation that is very common in our culture. We have all had experiences in …

4
Aug

Are You a Bully? The Reality of Fat-Shaming

Did you know that fat-shaming is essentially bullying? The Merriam-Webster dictionary says bullying is “abuse and mistreatment of someone vulnerable by someone stronger, more powerful, etc.” When criticizing someone for their weight, you are adding to the emotional abuse they already receive regularly from our fat-shaming culture and probably from others close to them in …

8
Jul

How the Confidence of Babies Can Empower You

How does a baby get the confidence to walk when she’s crawling? How does she keep trying when she falls down over and over again? Why doesn’t she get discouraged and simply give up? Beyond the natural curiosity and tenacity of blissfully forgetful children, the secret to their successes can be found in the endless …

23
Jun

How to Change Your Outlook on Your Weight

How do you do it? – Keep up a positive attitude about your body with so much of the world telling you that you never look good enough? If you struggle, you are not alone. Although Becky would really like to be in a relationship, she isn’t meeting any men. She doesn’t want to date …

17
Jun

How to Choose Your Future Partner

Wondering if you’ve found your life partner, or if you ever will? You’re not alone. Samantha is ready to settle down and has been dating Mark for a couple of years. He’s a nice guy and her parents really like it that he’s a doctor. Yet, she has a nagging feeling that something isn’t right, …

3
Jun

How to Find Your Inner Beauty and Why It’s More Important

With so much pressure on women to be beautiful and sexy, many of us have become obsessive over our appearance. We scrub and peel our skin, cut and style our hair, polish our nails – and we are looking good. But that is only the shell of who we are. Society tells us that women …

12
May

Mothers and Daughters: How to Give Love and Empowerment

Gifts and togetherness are wonderful ways to celebrate Mother’s Day. When you consider a gift, maybe you think of flowers or perfume, but we can also give gifts of acceptance and respect. We can create a change in our culture that would make it easier for women to expect acceptance and respect rather than judgment …

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