Category Archives for Other People’s Perceptions

The Search for What Is

 Hey, you … yes you. I have news for you: You are enough. For any of us, these are the three most moving words to absorb in order to find true, toe-curling joy, experience freedom, and

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How To Love My Beautiful Body

One of the secrets for embracing a life of joy is to accept yourself where you are at today.  This is a key step to being comfortable in your own skin.For women, we can find this difficult to do. 

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Choose Your Word

I recently had the chance to hang out with Holly Fulger and friends (and fellow Speaking of Beauty contributing writers) in Holly’s home in L.A. Don’t freak out if you happen to be aware of The Cali

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Announcing the #BodyThanks Event

If I asked you what you are thankful for right now…what would you say?Would you say you are thankful for your health? Your family and friends? Your job or the view from your bedroom window?All of those

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Are you Ready to #BeBrave?

Are you ready to #BeBrave?The headlines are filled with stories about feelings of hopelessness. At first glance, the world looks like a pretty depressing place, but if you look just long enough…you see

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Owning My Reflection (Again)

This post originally appeared on Aspiring Mama in January of 2013. Funny how some things change and others remain the same. I don’t promise to be perfect. I don’t pretend to be anything other

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A Case for the Red Vagina

I live in the Southern United States of America, also known as The Bible Belt.There are certain things I can count on here: mosquitoes, iced tea sweet enough to make my teeth throb, and a perpetual

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Desperately Seeking Skinny: Why We Need to Change Our Focus for Lasting Change

The sculpture Bronskvinnorna (The women of bronze) by Marianne Lindberg De GeerI recently received an email from a reader asking for help. She hates dieting but loves diet Coke (not because it’s diet,

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Body Back: How to Make Friends with Our Reflections

Newsflash, y’all!Kim Kardashian has her body back. No surgery, haters. So stop your finger-pointing and snide headlines, already. US Weekly calls Kim’s “exclusive” picture proof the ultimate

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This is My Brave – Opening Up About Mental Illness

The holidays are coming up and for me this time of year is always bittersweet. The end of October marks the anniversary of my postpartum psychosis experience. Leaves changing to shades of yellow, orange

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