self-love

My Relationship With My Body Is ‘Complicated’ (IMAGES)

Sixth grade was the worst year of my life. My family had moved from Brooklyn to Queens and I was entering the last year in elementary school. My teacher Mrs. Salt was sour. I sat next to a boy that delighted in making my life miserable. I walked by P.S. 189 the other day and the memories flooded in, and I knew it would be relatable. The last picked in gym class, the attempt to make friends was agony when everyone already had their besties; I was the outsider. In…

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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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30+ Ways Body Positivity Could Change Your Life For The Better (IMAGES)

Megan Crabbe, the kind soul behind the body positive movement @Bodiposipanda on Instagram, is a body image expert that discovered the movement through her own journey with an eating disorder and negative body image. Anyone who has battled an eating disorder or low self esteem knows that even if you have been body positive for years, every day is not a good body positivity day – especially when you are trying to help others stay uplifted in a society that continuously brings them down! Megan found herself having a “bad bopo…

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