self-love

"Compassion for myself is not a thing I do." (image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart)

When You Feel Like You're Failing, Stop For Compassion

Compassion for myself is not a thing I do. It is not a thing I have ever done. It is not a thing I feel comfortable doing. It's time I stop for Read...
Joni Edelman    |   11.13.17   |   SHARE
Beyond Before & After
Why does self-love feel harder than dieting? Let's talk about it!

Take The Cake: Why Does Self-Love Feel Harder Than Dieting?

There is not a single path to self-love, and so you must become an engineer of that process. We have to feel lots of uncomfortable things. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   11.8.17   |   SHARE
Culture
Yay, honoring human complexity!

6 Reasons To Embrace Being Unlikable

I didn’t realize I was a polarizing person until my late 20s. I was raised in a tradition where being liked was extremely important — pivotal, even. Read...
Carrie Saum    |   10.18.17   |   SHARE
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I can’t believe it, but it’s been a year since I started my life without a uterus.

One Year Post-Op Hysterectomy: Life Without A Uterus

A bipolar, body-positive bread enthusiast with a pretty much healed ankle and a history of disordered eating, Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.25.17   |   SHARE
Beyond Before & After

Who Are Plus-Size Women Dressing For? The Answer Definitely Isn't Men.

In honor of Fashion Week, Vogue's September Issue, and all the fun the comes with fall fashion, we'll be talking about plus-size fashion — Read...
I’m just going to say this again because it bears repeating:  Do not let go of yourself in order to take care of someone else.

Do Not Let Go Of Yourself To Take Care Of Someone Else

Okay, so the world feels like it’s ending. I know it does because I have facebook and I read the news and I’m on this planet. You know what’s Read...
Carrie Saum    |   09.14.17   |   SHARE
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Image credit: Cherry Laithang via Unsplash

The Power Of Pretty Things: How Makeup Helps My Mental Health

Even if I have no plans to leave the house — or if I had plans to leave the house and got to anxious to follow through with them — I find a great Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   08.2.17   |   SHARE
#OCDame

What’s Not Said: A Love Letter From Your Friend, The Flake

Please know that us flakes usually are dealing with something more than being lazy or disinterested. Flakes are usually ashamed and angry at Read...
Lisa Marie Basile    |   07.12.17   |   SHARE
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