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How Loving My Body Allowed Me to Make a Big Lifestyle Change in 2017

Before you read my story, here’s a quick disclaimer: My body image is something that will live with me forever. It’s not something that goes away with the loss of a few pounds, a guy being attracted to me, or finally feeling like I’m at a healthier weight. That’s part of why I wanted to share my story – because while people have not been … Continue reading How Loving My Body Allowed Me to Make a Big Lifestyle Change in 2017

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How to Bring More Positive Self-Talk into your Life in 2018

Think to yourself about the last time you said or thought something negative about yourself. While I’m hoping you can’t think of a recent example, you very well might have done this today, when you looked in the mirror and said, “Ew, my hair looks terrible today.” We’re all guilty of being overcritical at times, and that has a lot to do with our society’s … Continue reading How to Bring More Positive Self-Talk into your Life in 2018

Shape Magazine Campaign Encourages Women to Share Why They Love Their Shape

…. And I love it. In case you missed it, Shape Magazine recently launched a campaign called #LoveMyShape, encouraging women to share pictures to their social media accounts saying why they love their shape. HECK YES. I decided to partake in it, because of course. Because we’re all allowed to (and should) be confident. We’re allowed to feel sexy. For so long, I held myself … Continue reading Shape Magazine Campaign Encourages Women to Share Why They Love Their Shape

Ladies, it ain’t easy being independent (but here’s how to make it better)

Becoming happy and comfortable on my own has been a huge focus of mine this past year. While I’ve been pretty independent my whole life, I’ve pretty much always focused on being around people and finding my next opportunity to do so – not always focusing on or enjoying my time alone. While wanting to be around people is definitely a good thing – it’s also important to … Continue reading Ladies, it ain’t easy being independent (but here’s how to make it better)

This Bestie Instagram Account Promoting Body Positivity is Everything 

A few months ago, an Australian-based model named Georgia Gibbs posted what she thought was a normal photo of her and her best friend, Kate Wasley, on Instagram. What she soon realized is that commenters would take to Instagram to accuse her of photoshopping the image to make her friend look bigger (okay, people are crazy, right?) and the photo would go viral. Shocked at … Continue reading This Bestie Instagram Account Promoting Body Positivity is Everything