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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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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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The Surprising Relationship Between Bullying and Eating Disorders

Research has long shown that bullying has serious long-term effects for victims – everything from reduced self-esteem to a greater risk for heart disease, migraines, anxiety and many more devastating conditions. New research by scientists at Duke University Medical Center, however, has shown that both victims and bullies have a higher risk of anxiety, depression and eating disorders. The study, published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, involved 1,420 children, some of whom were involved in cases of bullying (either as bullies or victims) and others of which had not…

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Why Kim Kardashian Isn’t Empowering

Kim Kardashian

By now we’ve all seen the nude selfie of Kim Kardashian in her bathroom with black bars covering her naked body. And whether you’d like to admit it or not we’ve all seen her naked before at least once either by “accident” or out of curiosity. That’s fine. The female body should be seen as empowering, sensual and most importantly as a work of art that is capable of doing amazing things.   We come in all different shapes and sizes, and should learn to love and appreciate the amazing…

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