‘self acceptance’

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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Acknowledging the Legitimacy of Binge Eating Disorder

By Jacki Monaco on 07/05/2013

I Bullied Myself Because Binge Eating Disorder Wasn’t ‘Real’ Maybe one reason I have self-bullied for so long is that I grew to believe what the rest of the world was saying…or not saying. Until this month, Binge Eating Disorder was a secret – free of a definition, uncategorized, and ignored. Until this month, I was diagnosed with at eating disorder that wasn’t […] Read more »

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Fretting about Weddings: Stop Comparing, Start Celebrating

By Darla Breckenridge on 06/17/2013

At a wedding this weekend I spoke with three single women of varying ages. There was a great deal of fretting displayed by these women as they worked to negotiate the dance floor, the bouquet toss, and shapes and sizes of the other women. But we don’t think you need to be single (or the bride) to experience wedding stress, […] Read more »

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