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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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How Long Will It Take To Accept Your Body?

How Long Will It Take To Accept Your Body?

A few months ago, I wrote about having a mini breakdown about my jean shorts not fitting. This was a big blow to me (well, to anyone who has struggled with body image issues), but especially for me because I had maintained my weight for a number of years. I had (finally) gotten to the place of stability, where I didn’t need 5 sizes in my closet, and all my clothes fit season after season. So when the jean shorts I had been wearing the last few summers didn’t fit, it hit me hard. What struck me the most was that
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If You’re Waiting Until You Lose Weight Before You Buy Clothes, Read This!

If You’re Waiting Until You Lose Weight Before You Buy Clothes, Read This!

I know, I know. You don’t want to buy the dress, shop for new jeans, or peruse the aisles of your favorite store until you’re at least 10, 15, 20+ pounds thinner than you are now. You imagine how you’ll look in that gorgeous dress you saw in the window the other day when you’re skinnier and rockin’ your new, sexier, more confident bod. You think that if you buy clothes now, at your current size, it’s somehow an admission to the world that you’re happy where you are and you won’t then lose the weight.  You also think that if you can
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The Before And After Photo Myth

The Before And After Photo Myth

I’ve had people tell me I needed to put up a before and after photo on my site. Because, well…the whole “look at me before and now see me after” transformation sells! People see my before/after pics and they’re supposed to think “wow, what a transformation, I’m gonna hire her to get me to that place“. But the whole thing somehow seems wrong to me. Because I don’t quite buy the whole before and after transformation… It’s one of those times where you only see a snapshot of the me that went through this journey. You get a glimpse in time
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How To Stop Comparing Yourself On Social Media

How To Stop Comparing Yourself On Social Media

Have you ever been in a fine, normal, go-about-your-day mood and after taking a quick procrastination break on Facebook (or Instagram or Twitter), you see a new post by a friend posing in her bikini on the beach and it sends you into a tailspin of negativity and “I hate my body” thoughts? Yep, that happened to me yesterday. It’s amazing how social media can instantly transform you from a “I’m-normal-and-happy-at-the-moment” person into a “I’m-now-turning-into-a-crazy-person” lunatic (and usually sparked by someone you barely know!) You see a friend of a friend of a friend post honeymoon pics from Costa Rica in her
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