Category Archive: Respect For Your Body

Making the Mind-Body Connection

Guest post by Charlie Page There is a fundamental connection between the mind and body when it comes to self-esteem and self-respect. As a fitness specialist, I have always found it truly remarkable how many women say to me that their whole identity of who they are, where they fit in the world and what they …

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Making the Grade With Back-To-School Clothing Choices

What to wear? What not to wear? Everyone wants to look their best, but how do you know what’s right for you?  It’s a common question for all of us, but especially tough heading back to school. It’s worth a think. Clothes certainly affect how others see you. In a world where clothing for young …

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The Weight of the World on Heavyset Kids

Originally posted on www.BullyingEpidemic.com When it comes to discrimination, we’ve usually got a name for it: racism, sexism, homophobia, hate crime. But there’s another form of discrimination so much a part of our society that we don’t see it for what it is. Researchers now have a name for it. Weight-Based Victimization: bullying kids (and …

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Biggest Loser: Aren’t We All Winners When We Get Healthy?

One of the TV shows I watch after the kids are in bed is The Biggest Loser. I love watching ordinary people transform themselves through hard work, determination, and fueling their bodies with a nutritious and balanced diet. So when my 5-year old asked to watch the finale the day after it aired (thanks to …

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Tattoos: To Ink or Not to Ink?

In our previous blog posts “What Your Hemline Says About You” and “Teaching Self Respect Through Clothing Choices”, we discussed how the world makes assumptions about us from our clothing choices and how the way we dress communicates the way we feel about ourselves to the world. Does this hold true for the tattoos we …

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