self-loathing

Despite my newfound awareness that I must practice self-compassion, I simply do not feel worthy of it.

Why I Must Commit To Self-Compassion

Will practicing self-compassion make me feel, or become, selfish? I cannot discern when to hold myself accountable versus when to cut myself slack.

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I Am The Crisis Friend.

Comfort In Chaos: I Am The Crisis Friend

I don’t know what “normal” is — that is to be not in crisis — because I never knew normal, to begin with. I am the crisis friend.

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Why Is It So Hard To Imagine Our Lives After Dieting?

Dieting isn’t just a practice; it’s a way of life. What do we do when we don’t have any more calories to count and we have to deal with the wide-open space left in their wake?

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I've Had Two Cosmetic Surgery Procedures—And My Relationship With Them Is Complicated 

When I lost sensitivity in my breasts and my husband didn’t show excitement about the augmentation, I got a little insecure.

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I've Had Two Cosmetic Surgery Procedures—And My Relationship With Them Is Complicated 

When I lost sensitivity in my breasts and my husband didn’t show excitement about the augmentation, I got a little insecure.

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Ana and Nayara

Cosmetic Surgery Gave Us Freedom And Confidence

Before the surgery, buying bikinis, bras or even a top was torment. Nothing would fit properly, I was always uncomfortable, and I suffered from low self-esteem.

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Ana and Nayara

Cosmetic Surgery Gave Us Freedom And Confidence

Before the surgery, buying bikinis, bras or even a top was torment. Nothing would fit properly, I was always uncomfortable, and I suffered from low self-esteem.

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Make Me Beautiful: The Psychology Of Our Love Affair With Plastic Surgery

From the U.S. to Brazil, why do so many women get plastic surgery? And should we really judge them for it?

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