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Artist Uses Rainbow Body Art To Make A Statement About Stretch Marks (IMAGES)

It’s about time that women pushed back on the narrow minded standards that the media and beauty industry have tried to limit them to – and one artist is helping women to reclaim their bodies in a major way. Almost all women have cellulite and stretch marks, regardless of their size and shape. Yet despite how common these characteristics are, women have been taught to be ashamed of them and view them as imperfections that need “fixing.” Barcelona-based Cinta Tort Cartró is taking this issue head on by using vibrant rainbow paint…

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Fitness Instagrammer Louise Aubery Perfectly Nails How Women Only Focus On Their Flaws (IMAGE)

We – women especially – are our own worst critics, and social media has made it easier than ever to compare ourselves to others. This has become such an issue, that it has been reported many times that people who spend more time on social media are less happy than others, thanks to this comparison habit. Unfortunately, the people we are the hardest on is usually ourselves. This ugly truth was recently highlighted by fitness Instagrammer and YouTuber Louise Aubery, who goes by @mybetter_self. Recently, the University of California student shared an image…

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Throwing The Scale Away – My Journey To Find Balance In Life

Four years ago, I broke up with my then-boyfriend after a life of low self-esteem and nearly 6 years of a relationship that made me gain more than 30 pounds. Don’t get me wrong – I wasn’t unhappy in this relationship; I was, in fact, genuinely happy for the most part. Indeed, unlike people who eat their feelings out, I have a tendency to put on weight when I am happy, and to stop eating when I am not. No wonder I began to lose weight at the end of…

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The Ultimate Guide To Good Body Image During The Holidays

For most people, holidays are tough. They’re even tougher if you struggle with an eating disorder, body image issues, anxiety and perfectionism. To get you through this stressful period, we’ve curated the best advice from doctors and experts to help you feel your best and navigate sticky situations so you can enjoy the holidays and get through them with ease. TIP 1: Handle disrespectful, body shaming comments from relatives like a boss Here are some common scenarios and comments that our loved ones often make regarding our bodies, and sometimes they are completely…

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I’m A Self-love Coach And I Feel Fat Today

Gosh, I feel fat today. Fat is not a feeling, they say. Right… but it’s how I feel right now. I say “how I feel” because, objectively, I am not fat. I have some body fat, as does any human being, but I am not what would be considered a “fat woman.” I was always self-conscious growing up, and for as long as I can remember, I have always struggled with body image, loving myself one day, hating myself the next. I think that has a lot to do with…

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