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Why I Posed Naked In Brooklyn

Why I Posed Naked In Brooklyn | Love Your Body | Scoop.it
We met covertly, knowing that once my dress came off we wouldn't have much time to get the shot of a 6ft tall, 300 lb. woman standing butt naked in Brooklyn, New York without attracting some serious attention....
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Spice Up Your Sex Life - Sex Advice for Newlyweds | Wedding Planning, Ideas & Etiquette | Bridal Guide Magazine

Spice Up Your Sex Life - Sex Advice for Newlyweds | Wedding Planning, Ideas & Etiquette | Bridal Guide Magazine | Love Your Body | Scoop.it
One of the fabulous things about marrying your soul mate is experiencing a unique con
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Photographer Inserts Her Adult Self Next to Her Childhood Self in Family Photographs

Photographer Inserts Her Adult Self Next to Her Childhood Self in Family Photographs | Love Your Body | Scoop.it
I have a feeling most people look at photos of themselves as kids and never imagine hanging out with the preteen person they once were. London-based photographer Chino Otsuka is a different story. ...
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What would you say to your former self?  How would you be what she needed? 

 

She's living inside of you... How can you give that to her now? 

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5 Signs Your Seventh Chakra Is Weak

5 Signs Your Seventh Chakra Is Weak | Love Your Body | Scoop.it
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Sacred Truth of the 7th Chakra is "Live in the Present Moment".  What keeps you from staying Right Here Right Now?

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WATCH: 'Disabled' Mannequins Will Change The Way You See Beauty

WATCH: 'Disabled' Mannequins Will Change The Way You See Beauty | Love Your Body | Scoop.it
It's no secret that the smooth, plastic bodies staring out of store windows aren't true physical replicas of the people who stare back at them. But there's no reason they can't be.
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In many languages, the word "perfect" literally means "fully-made" or "whole".  Does that understanding change how you see beauty?

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How We Got Here: Lindsay's (and Lexie's) Story | BEAUTY REDEFINED

How We Got Here: Lindsay's (and Lexie's) Story | BEAUTY REDEFINED | Love Your Body | Scoop.it
Since 2003, I have devoted my life to studying media and body image and more recently to running the nonprofit Beauty Redefined. THIS is why.
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The Secret to Fixing Any Unwanted Eating Issue

The Secret to Fixing Any Unwanted Eating Issue | Love Your Body | Scoop.it
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..."remember that when it comes to healing, our symptoms and negative behaviors don’t want to be fixed, they want to be heard. They want to have space. They want to be honored and explored in their complexity, and in their divinity. From this space of radical acceptance, unconditional love, and genuine curiosity, magic happens."

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8 Messages to Teach Young Women and Girls About Happiness

8 Messages to Teach Young Women and Girls About Happiness | Love Your Body | Scoop.it
It wasn't until I burned out after seven years of practicing law that I gave much thought to my own happiness. If you could give some advice to young women and girls about how to build happiness, what would you say?
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So often, our discontent with our bodies is actually misdirected unhappiness about another area of our lives... better to strive to be magnificent rather than desirable.

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Magnificent or Desirable?

Magnificent or Desirable? | Love Your Body | Scoop.it
“To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself, value yourself. And that’s political, in its most profound way.”  —June Jordan I completed my first section tonight.  I used an...
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Where is your energy being directed- towards striving for Magnificence, or striving for desirability?  What difference would it make if you shifted?

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TV advertising - sexist?

this is a clip from the BBC comedy series 'That Mitchell and Webb look' It takes a very interesting look at how sexist TV advertising is... it is so funny; I...
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If you're wondering why you constantly see yourself as a problem to be fixed rather than a magnificent being, this might be part of the answer...

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» Abused Girls May Have Obesity Issues in Adulthood - Psych Central News

» Abused Girls May Have Obesity Issues in Adulthood  - Psych Central News | Love Your Body | Scoop.it
A poignant new study suggests women with a history of childhood physical abuse are more likely to become obese adults. University of Toronto researchers
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Perhaps if we saw weight as the sheild it so often is, we'd be able to clear the shame and come to Love.  We'll be working deeply with having a loving relationship with our bodies and loving all they do and have been through in the "Wedding the Body" retreat Nov 8 - 10.  Get your tickets www.lifelinedevelopmentcoaching.com

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Physical abuse leads to a detachment from the body because the body was a traumatic place.  Eating issues are driven by a disconnect from the body. High religiosity in the abusive home will deepen that seperation from /antagonism of the body...

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It’s time for an end to “women’s stories”

It’s time for an end to “women’s stories” | Love Your Body | Scoop.it
The never-ending parade of features about college hookup culture and other "women's" topics is hurting everyone
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In trying to get this article for a class this afternoon with the World Academy for the Future of Women, I kept being redirected to a Baidu (Chinese google) site surrounded with ads for breast enhancers.  The message that is here- criticizing editorial trending stories intended to do nothing more than make you feel bad about who you are, where you're going and how you're getting there--is clearly threatening to the powers that be.

 

Its a good article.  That its being censored proves how important it is.  Read, share, apply.

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What Happens When Women See Their Vaginas For The First Time

What Happens When Women See Their Vaginas For The First Time | Love Your Body | Scoop.it
How does an adult woman go her entire life without seeing her vagina?

Well, that's largely a technical issue -- but the more interesting question might be why, as YouTuber Davey Wavey discovered when he posted an ad on Craigslist seeking women wh...
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Loving our bodies is a powerful way to transform our past and claim our future.  How can you love something you don't know? 

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5 Reasons Why My Girlfriend Thinks She's Not Beautiful Enough, No Matter What Anyone Tells Her

5 Reasons Why My Girlfriend Thinks She's Not Beautiful Enough, No Matter What Anyone Tells Her | Love Your Body | Scoop.it
I think the fourth is the worst. What do you think?
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How we view ourselves impacts our relationships.  Have you ever pushed your partner away because you didn't like your body?

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Meet Yourself in The Mirror LIVE - Ashley Wylde Slam Poetry - YouTube

"Meet Yourself in The Mirror" was my final round poem on October 4th, 2013 at The Bean Cycle Coffee Shop first Friday poetry slam! In the third round, the ju...
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Before you do anything, do this.  Without this, you're building sandcastles very close to the shoreline...

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Shhhhut Down Fat Talk - Special K

FightFatTalk.com From "joking" about cankles to destructive self-deprecation, fat talk has become part of ordinary conversation, spoken without a second thou...
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The question they pose is one I ask my clients all the time. 

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Human (Ha'adam), Man (Ish) and Woman (Ishshah) in Genesis 2

Human (Ha'adam), Man (Ish) and Woman (Ishshah) in Genesis 2 | Love Your Body | Scoop.it
In Genesis 2 we have the creation account of the first human being. Most English translations use the word "man" for the first human, and most people assume this first human was male. However, in...
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An allegory for our marriage to our bodies? A lesson for cherishing that which comes from within us?

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When They Imagine Clothes For Models, Here's What Actual Women Would Have To Look Like

When They Imagine Clothes For Models, Here's What Actual Women Would Have To Look Like | Love Your Body | Scoop.it
Six of these women are fake. Three of them are heartbreaking.
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2 People Described The Same Person To A Forensic Artist And This Is What Happened

2 People Described The Same Person To A Forensic Artist And This Is What Happened | Love Your Body | Scoop.it
How he did this will surprise you.
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I showed this to my students in China to ask them the question: Is how you see yourself connected to reality? 

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See Why We Have An Absolutely Ridiculous Standard Of Beauty In Just 37 Seconds

See Why We Have An Absolutely Ridiculous Standard Of Beauty In Just 37 Seconds | Love Your Body | Scoop.it
Reality check! Any woman who feels she's not good enough might understand why after watching this.
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Stop looking in Pharoah's Mirror, and love the skin you're in. 

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Let’s Talk About Thin Privilege

Let’s Talk About Thin Privilege | Love Your Body | Scoop.it
I am writing this article from a privileged perspective; and I am not here to damn, guilt, or embarrass thin people. But I think we need to have a talk. Because it’s so easy to fall back on tired old excuses for why we’re not privileged.
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Women's bodies--no matter what shape they're in--are seen as a problem. Something to to be fixed. That impacts how we see ourselves, and our ability to stay grounded in our bodies and subsequently, our power.
"Society wants you to recognize that being thin is “in” – but not too thin, not that thin – because the goal is to keep you insecure.
Take a look at any tabloid cover.
The “So-and-So Has Cellulite!” headline is right next to the “Does So-and-So Have an Eating Disorder?” story. And they both convey the same message: “Ew! Gross!”"

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This is What a Real Yoga Body Looks Like. ~ Rachel Priest

This is What a Real Yoga Body Looks Like. ~ Rachel Priest | Love Your Body | Scoop.it
I know that I am not “perfect” by American standards and probably never will be. But what I am is loving, adventurous, silly, goofy, a strong kid and no one can crush my spirit.
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How about fully loving our bodies from the inside instead of judging them-- or fighting judging them--from the outside?

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Moving Toward the Ugly: A Politic Beyond Desirability

Moving Toward the Ugly: A Politic Beyond Desirability | Love Your Body | Scoop.it
*Femmes Of Color Symposium Keynote Speech, Oakland, CA (8/21/11) Good afternoon, and thank you for having me.  It is lovely to be here with you all.  Thank you to the symposium organizers who have ...
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If you strove to be Magnificent instead of Desirable, what would you do? How would you live differently?  Come to "Wedding the Body" Nov 8-10 and get started loving yourself from the inside instead of judging from the outside.  www.lifelinedevelopmentcoaching.com

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Jacqueline Freeman's curator insight, September 3, 2013 12:10 PM

I think Baba Yaga understands this fully, and it is a deep source of her power.  What is it that keeps us chasing the insecurity so inherent in the illusion of desirability instead of cultivating our magnificence?

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Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend | Video on TED.com

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case.
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"Chasing a life of meaning is much healthier than avoiding discomfort" McGonigal answered when asked if its better to take that stressful job if you think you can handle it. How we perceive the body and its responses deeply impacts your health. Do you trust your body to always be doing what's best for you?

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