‘self acceptance’

Feeling Good by Connecting to our Bodies

By Lisa Claudia Briggs on 01/27/2014

Whenever I ask a classful of women here to pull up favorite memories, they pretty much always recall times when they were in their bodies. Foamy waves and salt water and bright sun. Beautiful days on vacation. Walking outside and smelling the breeze and seeing the bright new green of freshly unfurled leaves. Watching the sun go down over just […] Read more »

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Did You See Her Thigh Gap?

By Lisa Christie on 10/18/2013

Model Robyn Lawley Doesn’t Have A Thigh Gap Some Say This Model Is Fat. She Gives Such A Perfect Response That Even Ellen Degeneres Applauds. Okay, this is a thing now apparently. Like a thing young women are striving for when they go on diets – getting the perfect thigh gap. So, now the body ideal we are supposed to covet includes […] Read more »

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Is This All About Shame?

By Lisa Claudia Briggs on 10/14/2013

Having worked with clients for decades around many, many things, including how to calm down dynamics around the ways we feed ourselves and how we feel toward our bodies, I’ve long wondered, “Is this all about shame?” In every woman’s story of how she feels betrayed by her own hand when she hurts herself with overeating or binges, or by […] Read more »

Diana Nyad: Never, Ever Give Up

By Lisa Christie on 09/03/2013

I have to admit, I didn’t know much about Diana Nyad before yesterday. But as news updates kept popping up on my screen about her Cuba-to-Key West swim, I became increasingly interested and inspired. When it was reported she could be the first person to complete the swim without a shark cage, I admired her bravery. When she persevered despite […] Read more »

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To Love Your Body, Try This with a Mirror

By Darla Breckenridge on 07/15/2013

“Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall: How I Learned to Love My Body by Not Looking at It for a Year“ tells the story of UCLA doctoral student Kjerstin Gruy’s quest for personal growth and self-acceptance. As she started shopping for wedding dresses during her engagement, she found herself struggling to maintain a positive body image and falling prey to expectations […] Read more »

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