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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?
Body Image and the Concept of Self
Our body image is based on our subjective concept of who we are. Past life experiences, input from friends and media can cloud this concept and leave us with a poor self image. Changing how we think and view ourselves is the first step in have a better body image.
Body Image and Wanting to Change
It can seem that wanting to change your body and having a positive sense of body image is hypocritical. That just isn't so. It all depends on your motivation for wanting to change. Check out these examples of both good and not so good reasons to make changes in your life.
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!
Bucket Lists and Body Image
Having a bucket list can improve your thoughts about yourself. Accomplishing items on the list improve your self worth and that can help you to have a better body image.
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.
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?
How to Accept What You Can Change
Learn a simple way of not allowing your body image to stand in the way of the moment. Learn to accept those things that you can change and even those that you cannot.
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.
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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