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What We Need To Teach Our Daughters About Body Image

What We Need To Teach Our Daughters About Body Image

I don’t have a daughter yet. However, I do have two beautiful nieces (pictured below…love them to pieces!), and the older one—at the young age of 5—is already conscious of her body and size. It pains me to think that, today, little girls have to deal with body shaming and pressure to conform to society’s skewed standards. As mothers and women, it’s our responsibility to teach the next generation of girls to feel empowered by who they are. We’ve got to teach our daughters to show up in the world confident, regardless of the shape or size of their bodies.
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So You’ve Gained Weight. Now What?

Despite your best intentions of trying to diet and keep weight off, you’ve gained weight. Now what? Gaining weight can feel terrifying. We feel out of control and miserable. We’re afraid we’ll be judged, people will notice we’ve gained weight, and we’ll be known as the “fat” person. We feel like our self-worth is diminished, we won’t be accepted, and others will think we’ve let ourselves go. Weight gain is synonymous with misery and self-hate. We fight ourselves, kicking and screaming, desperately trying to claw our way back to the size we were before.   So let’s say you have gained weight.
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The 3 Things I’ve Learned About Self-Acceptance

The 3 Things I’ve Learned About Self-Acceptance

Acceptance is a huge topic. One that I could spend hours and hours talking about (and one almost every women I know struggles with). Having been on the journey to accept myself for over 15 years, here are the 3 things I’ve learned about self-acceptance: It’s a choice you make every day. Accepting yourself-whether that’s your body, your fiery temper, your tendency to shut down when things get emotional, your crazy, frizzy hair, or anything else about you-is a choice you make again and again and again. Despite how much we want to just accept ourselves and then “be done”,
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Do You Want To Lose Weight More Than Anything?

Do You Want To Lose Weight More Than Anything?

Almost every single woman I work with tells me the same thing… I just can’t be happy with myself until I lose the weight I’ve gained. I feel so disgusting in my body and I know losing weight will make me feel more comfortable. I hate what I see in the mirror and I just want to be the size I was two years ago.   This desperation to lose weight can become an obsession: thinking that when we’re smaller, when we lose weight, when we fit into the smaller jeans size…THAT’S when we will finally love, accept and like
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How To Love Your Body Just A Little Bit More

How To Love Your Body Just A Little Bit More

After talking to hundreds of women-some of them my clients, some in my free challenges, others via email, some from winning a free coaching session-I’ve concluded that every single one of us needs to cultivate just a little more self-kindness. I coached a woman today who said if someone was saying to her what she was saying to me, she would wrap them up in a big bear hug and tell them to please stop being so hard on themselves. And so it inspired me to write this blog post. To inspire you to be just a little bit kinder to yourself and
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What To Do When You’re Afraid of People Judging Your Weight

What To Do When You’re Afraid of People Judging Your Weight

One of the big things I hear from clients all the time is this: What if people think I’m fat and gained weight? What if I go home and my family comments on my weight? What if everyone is thinking how frumpy and fat I look every time I’m out? A few weeks ago, one of my clients said, “well, if I was on an island with no one else, I wouldn’t care about my body and being a little bit heavier! It’s worrying about other people’s opinions that makes me crazy.” It’s like the fear of judgement from society
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