Category Archives for Self-Acceptance

Lessons, Reflections, and Self-Acceptance

I’ve learned a very important lesson in the process of becoming a mother. In order to age gracefully and become truly, timelessly beautiful, we must surrender our attachment to the youthful bodies we

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ChiChis to the Max

As a mother of a young girl, I consider myself pretty well-versed on what to expect in the Milestones category. I mean, I used to be one myself, so Hands in the Air for Team Life Experience!!!I’ve smiled

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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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Mommy Do I need to go on a Diet?

The question felt a bit out of left field.  But as the mother of a child, of a little girl, I suppose I shouldn’t ever really be surprised, right?She is eight-going-on-twenty-eight, after all. And

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Filled with Gold (The Sequel)

A note to my readers: This post originally appeared here on Girl Body Pride in a much shorter form. I thought the piece finished, hit publish, and walked away satisfied. I recently added some of my words

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Good at Falling

Mexican Musings from MaineWe live on eight acres with a quarter mile long drive. And the mailbox is, of course and probably obviously, at the very end. Or the beginning, depending on which way you’re

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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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3 Editors in Search of a Definition

The GirlBodyPride Editors discuss Caitlyn Jenner, Jon Stewart, Objectification and MoreWe here at GBP were trying to come up with a response to both Jon Stewart’s excellent response to Caitlyn Jenner’s

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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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