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Living Without Shame
A cowboy in Wyoming lives his life being true to himself. He is a husband and father who prefers dressing in women's clothing. We can learn from him to honor ourselves and our bodies. Despite what others say or do, we can know we are acceptable just as we are.
Acceptance and Self Worth
We often look outside of ourselves to determine if we are ok. Eating the so called right foods, judging our body weight as desirable or not are only two of the ways we may gauge our self worth. Knowing we are not perfect, but appreciating our unique qualities helps to answer the question, Am I ok?
How Clothing Sizes Have Changed
Vanity sizing has taken all meaning out of that number on the tag sown onto the back of your shirt. Waist sizes in slacks can vary up to 5 inches, in the same size, so why do we let that number determine how we feel about ourselves?
Mindful Eating vs. Dieting
Making food choices based on what you need both emotionally and physically is the foundation of mindful eating. Enjoying your food and slowing down are two tips which will help you eat healthfully without counting calories.
Self Talk and Believing in Yourself
Self Talk and Body Image go hand in hand. As children, we learned from our parents how to think about ourselves. As adults, we are responsible on how we choose to view the world. Here are some tips on how to change our self talk.
Fitness is Not Determined by Body Size
Fitness is not determined only by the size of your body. Daily exercise and eating healthy can be more important that the number on the scale. In this article you will find some helpful suggestions to get out there and be more active.
Body Image Newsletter
The Body Image Newsletter is your weekly connection to exploring all areas relating to body image. Self esteem, size acceptance, exercise, book reviews and so much more!
Saartjie Baartman South African Icon
Saartjie Baartman was a woman who made the best of circumstances and her physical attributes. Once displayed as living curiosity, she is now considered a heroine in her homeland. While we spend money and time trying to change how our bodies look, Saartjie show us acceptance is possible for us all.
Love Your Body
Learning how to accept both our best and least favorite body parts is easy to do. Change what you can and love the rest.
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