Category Archives for Self-Acceptance

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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Learning to Love Our Reflections

Look in the mirror.Go ahead. Drop whatever you are doing and go find the nearest reflective surface.Now.Got one?Okay. Good. So do I.First, let me tell you what I see.Starting from the very top: Frizzy

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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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Do You See What I See?

This image is from a Tumblr account, shared in my tweet stream by one of my followers. I’m sharing it with you now and will let the image speak for itself.My breath catches in my throat every time

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Missing the Point of the Whole Revolution

A celebrity put on a few pounds and the media responds by calling her fat. Hardly surprising.She responds by posting half-naked pictures of herself on her site and confessing to the world that

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Beautiful as I am

I sat down for my conversation with Beautiful As I Am photographer Leslie Carpenter frazzled from a day of handling oozing poison ivy (Thing One), girl drama (Thing Two), and a smelly-turned-bathed

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The Go-To List for Girls

I have a confession to make.My career and passion is in the beauty business. I manage a salon and retail shop. But that’s not the confession.For most of my life I thought I was ugly. I used to be the

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The Myth of Persephone

I’ve been trying to write about just about anything else but the myth of Persephone and how she is haunting and nagging me this week. Full disclosure–I’m taking this great course in female

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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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Beautiful, and…

As a girl, my hair was not the color of Barbie’s.  My eyes were not the color of Barbie’s.  My boobs were not… they were just… not.  Moreover, I didn’t walk around on my tip

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