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5 Reasons Why Awkward is Amazing

October 15th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

For anyone out there who feels awkward and socially anxious, there is a wonderful book for you called Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome by Ty Tashiro. Ty acknowledges that his social interactions are far from smooth. Through his own challenges he has found that there are actually some advantages [...]

You’ll Never Guess When Self-Esteem is Highest

October 7th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

I was recently asked to do a radio interview on self-esteem. You may wonder exactly what the term actually means. Basically it is our evaluation of our own worth, or confidence in our abilities to do something. We can look at our overall self-esteem, which tends to be more stable. Or someone may base it [...]

Life Lessons From a One Legged Bird

October 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

It is amazing how much you can learn about life by watching nature. My husband and I took a week to rest and relax on the beautiful beaches of Florida. Each morning I got up and walked along the shoreline. Afterwards I couldn’t have felt more relaxed. It was a perfect exercise of mindfulness, gratitude, [...]

How to Get Rid of Negative Body Image

September 18th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

The past several blogs have been on improving negative body image. A recap/summary of all of them will be the focus of this one. As a reminder, there are four factors that plan into body image. The first is how you see your body. The second is how you feel about your body. Next is [...]

Why You Need Self-Care and How To Do It

September 10th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Why is it that if you suggest to a woman that she practice self-care that she has trouble with it? Do you know of any guys who have trouble doing the things they like? Self-care to some women sounds like such a luxury that they can’t afford it. Or they may feel selfish for doing [...]

Feel Good in Your Own Skin: How To Have Positive Body Image

September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Yes, it is possible to have positive body image. There are several tools below that can help. Much of this blog comes from a wonderful website on positive psychology. According to the National Eating Disorders Collaboration the definition of body image is ““…the perception that a person has of their physical self and the thoughts and [...]

How To Improve Your Body Image

August 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

If you have poor body image, it may impact your everyday life. The focus of this blog will be on how to improve your body image. You may limit the things you do to avoid others noticing your body. Summer is a prime time for body image concerns to peak according to the National Association [...]

5 Tips to Improve Your Body Image

August 20th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

So many women and men compare their bodies to others and come up short. Of course these people are comparing themselves to images or people that they can never measure up to. Very few people will state that they like their body just the way it is. Interestingly enough, most people will not pay nearly [...]