self-love

What’s Not Said: A Love Letter From Your Friend, The Flake

Please know that us flakes usually are dealing with something more than being lazy or disinterested. Flakes are usually ashamed and angry at Read...
Lisa Marie Basile    |   07.12.17   |   SHARE
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Happy Birthday Beyond Before & After! (image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp)

Suffering Is Not Success: What I’ve Learned In A Year Of Self-Care

A bipolar, body-positive bread enthusiast with a fucked-up pretty much healed ankle and a history of disordered eating chronicles health, weight- Read...
joni edelman   |   07.3.17   |   SHARE
Beyond Before & After
Being naked feels so good that I half expect it to show up as the latest Gwenyth Paltrow-backed panacea on Goop.

Whenever I Hate My Body, I Get Naked

Some days I feel like a Botticelli, some days I feel like a sexy, dumpy baby. Even when I am naked, my frame of reference is limited. I have not seen Read...
Mary Kate Miller    |   07.3.17   |   SHARE
Here are tips on how to transform from your worst enemy to your best friend.

4 Ways To Become Your Own Best Friend

We are all flawed. So lean into yourself — glory in your strengths, accept your weaknesses, realize that mistakes you’ve made are not dead-ends. Read...
Sherry Amatenstein, LCSW    |   06.27.17   |   SHARE
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My scars will always be at my feet, but the blame for how they got there no longer is.

Learning To Accept My Scars Means Learning To Love Myself

Perhaps the reason I’m so self-conscious about people seeing my ankles is that I’ve never been able to shake the feeling that the scars were my own Read...
Megan Zander    |   06.26.17   |   SHARE
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Find Your Secret Heart Place: A Guide To Surviving Difficult Times

It did not solve all of my problems. It did not make the reality of this deep hurt go away. But it did make me feel more like myself, which I'd begun Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   05.31.17   |   SHARE
Giving yourself grace as you get older - that's the key to the "graceful" part of aging. (Image Credit: Unsplash/Marivi Pazos)

Learning To Age With Grace

Sitting now on the cusp of my 35th birthday, I find myself taking stock of my life thus far, shoving my youth under a microscope while I ask myself Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   05.15.17   |   SHARE
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Time Management As Self-Care: Domme The Clock

With all of the anxiety and potential for a spiral of bad things that could happen, learning how to stay on top of your responsibilities can be the Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   05.12.17   |   SHARE