‘negative self talk’

Self-Bullying Isn’t Just About Us

By Jacki Monaco on 05/09/2013

Self-Bullying, on the surface, is about a person hurting just themselves. Or is it? What I sometimes fail to recognize when I’m in a self-bullying battle is that I’m not the only person that I hurt. When I talk down to myself, neglect my desires and needs, and push my self-esteem down with all of my might, the people closest to […] Read more »

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Is Dove’s Real Beauty Campaign Sketchy?

By Cindy Bishop on 04/19/2013

There’s a lot of buzz on the internet over the new Dove ad, “Real Beauty Sketches.” If you haven’t seen it, take a look. Many are questioning whether the commercial in its attempt to address real women’s issues around self-esteem and body image is actually depicting the average woman at all. Some are asking us to look a little closer […] Read more »

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An Introduction to Self-Bullying

By Jacki Monaco on 04/11/2013

For the longest time I thought that most people treated themselves the way that I used to, and unfortunately sometimes still do treat myself. I was confused between “being hard on myself” in order to better the concept of “me” and bullying myself. When I think of the word “bully” I think of a playground, middle school, wedgies, practical jokes, […] Read more »

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Self-Bullying: Can I Get A Witness?

By Darla Breckenridge on 02/25/2013

Can I get a witness? One intervention that can help stop bullying is educating the witnesses, the people who observe the bullying, to speak up in situations in which they feel safe or get help if they don’t feel safe. The issue of bullying is so widespread, there are even educational campaigns to help witnesses take action. So, what happens […] Read more »

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Does Body Positivity Seem Impossible To You?

By Darla Breckenridge on 02/18/2013

Positive Body Image Is Difficult In Today’s Society I’m looking at the cover of a popular magazine. Here are a few of the headlines: “Drop 5 Pounds Superfast,” “The Top Anti-Aging Products,” and “25 Secrets of Women Who Eat, Drink and Shrink.” Our culture supports women fixating on what’s “wrong” with our appearance… our weight, our wrinkles, our waves… there […] Read more »

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