self love

Ten Ways We Can Celebrate Ourselves on Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to spend a few hours showing ourselves the love we deserve.

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to spend a few hours showing ourselves the love we deserve.

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Why I’m A Relentless Overachiever

More than simply maintaining high expectations, I force myself to be an overachiever.

More than simply maintaining high expectations, I force myself to be an overachiever.

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Face Positivity: Just As Important As Body Positivity?

The idea of a society where claiming you like the way you look is judged as both strange and an invitation for disagreement is, to me, very sad.

Let this idea appeal to your insubordinate nature: the world wants me to not like my face, so guess what? I’ve decided I like it. Take that, world!

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Self-Care Sunday: Using Cannabis To Treat Aches & Pains

I haven’t always been as big a proponent of marijuana as I am these days.

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My Favorite Pictures Are The Ones Where I Look Like Crap

In so many of the pictures where I’m happiest, I don’t look my best.

Even though I love how I look in those picture-perfect selfies, I love the less than flawless photos too, and I’m not going to stop sharing them.

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#SelfCareSunday: 7 Affirmations For Well-Being

When we think of self-care, we often think about what we can be doing externally in order to alleviate issues. However, self-care is just as much about internal processes. It doesn’t cost a penny to do any of this, either.

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#SelfCareSunday: DIY Spa Day

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Self-care can look like internal exploration, meditation, and other more emotional journeys, but sometimes it helps to have a little help from exte

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Take The Cake: Why Is Rejection Scarier When You're A Fat Girl?

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I want to tell you something about me: I’m an obsessive person.

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Getting Naked With My Friends Was The Most Body Positive Experience of My Life

"I feel more at home in my own skin, like I have less to hide. I walk through knowing that my body, and all of our bodies, are just as they should be."

I told myself that I was not freaked out. I was not a prude. The truth was I was very freaked out. Yet, getting naked with my friends was so body positive.

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5 Truly Simple, Purely Practical Tips For Everyday Body Positivity

"I inhabited my body instead of observing it."

I'm all about body positivity practices that require self reflection a

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