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4 Ways “The Law of Attraction” Screws Up Your Life!

What is The Law of Attraction? Thought leader and cherubic badass Mark Manson defines it thusly: “Essentially, The Law of Attraction states that whatever consumes your thoughts is what you will eventually get in life. “So, if you think of all the

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Do You Have a Fear of Happiness That’s Keeping It Away?

You Might Be Blocking Happiness and Not Even Know It! If you were raised in an unpredictable, volatile or drug-and-alcohol addicted home, you may have developed a Fear of Happiness. In my family of origin, I learned that happiness, fun

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One Simple Practice to Cut Through a Lifetime of Pain

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day … Breathwork Meditation & a Heretic Healer on tap. If you’re anxious, depressed, have a Monkey Mind, worry you’re not using the Law of Attraction correctly and are sending the Wrong Fucking

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How I Got 7x Faster at Forgiveness

Sometimes it feels really good to be pissed off at people. We can get really puffed up and indignant about their obviously assinine behavior …

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Giving Up Alcohol By Taking My Inventory

“Why do you drink? I wrote, “It relaxes me. It’s my reward at the end of the day. It’s … it’s … it’s …” Okay, this smacked of laziness …

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How to Pray 101. Hint: I Didn’t Learn It in Church

“I realize that when I pray, I assume I’m not perfect enough for God. I assume God disapproves of me, is disappointed in me …

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The Shocking Truth about Women in Lingerie over 50 (Photos)

HuffPo 50 took photographs of 11 women ranging in age from 48-67 in their lingerie then asked them how do they feel sexy today as opposed to in their twenties …

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Danielle, Embracing Beauty Despite Breast Cancer (LYBN)

“I felt a small lump in my breast in February 2014. When I saw my oncologist and all the results were in, I was told that I had Stage-4 metastatic breast cancer …

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He Says I’m Too Fat, But What Bothers me Most is my Response

I abandon my body completely, as if it were a one-legged stepchild, by saying, “You’re right. I do need to lose 3, 5, 10 pounds. I’ll do it soon.”

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Finally YSL’s Image of a Underweight Model Banned by the ASA.

I was shamed for wanting healthier models. Then the ASA agreed with me.

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Lane Bryant’s Response to Victoria Secret’s “Perfect Body” Campaign

I absolutely love the Lane Bryant “I’m No Angel” campaign.

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A (Video) That Proves There’s More Than One Ideal Body Type

What if this weight is perfect for me at age 49? What if I didn’t spend the day feeling like my body wasn’t behaving as perfectly as I’d like it to be? …

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Three Bodies

“Sometimes I feel like Peter Pan. But not because I don’t want to grow up. I’m like Peter Pan in that I’m chasing my shadow, only my shadow is my body.” – Lisanne Sartor

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The Interactive Mirror Surprise! (Video)

When these women look into an interactive mirror, they are not expecting what is about to happen …

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One Advertiser Takes a Stunningly Bold Step!

In a recent Today Style article Marisa Kabas writes: “Last month, (e-retailer) ModCloth was the first company to sign onto the ‘Truth in Advertising Heroes Pledge,’ an outgrowth of the Truth in Advertising bill, which was introduced to Congress back

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How Becoming a 1950s Pin Up Girl Boosted my Body Image!

Last week I got to be a Bombshell. I’ve always wanted to be a Bombshell, and am grateful to chocolate and french bread for making it all possible. Like a lot of women, I always have my eye on what

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Colbie Caillat’s “Try” Made Me Cry

My new favorite song from Colbie Caillat. But the glorious images rival the beauty of her voice.

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Love Your Body Now

Healing Body Image Issues Through Fine Art Nudes: (Stephanie) When I met Stephanie, a self-described Empath and Healer, in Boulder, Colorado to interview her for our Love Your Body Now Project: Healing Body Image Issues Through Fine Art Nudes, I

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Fact: The Way We Eat Our Food Is The Way We Make Love

If you’ve been anywhere around this site or my social media networks you are probably incredibly sick of seeing my 1950s pin-ups. I’m posting them everywhere because I love them. These photos are a reminder to stop the negative body

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Her Before Photo was “Fit,” And her After Photo was “Fat”

Aussie mother of three, Taryn Brumfitt, found her body “disgusting.” In an effort to love her body, she entered a weight-lifting beauty competition. She made her body “perfect” by Western standards and still felt disgusting. Thus, she began The Body

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The Internet Bought her a Vagina

News Flash: Internet Buys Vagina! I’m beginning to realize I somehow manage to work the word “vagina” into about eighty percent of my posts. I suppose this means I was dropped on my vagina as a child and she’ll never

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The Scar Project

Are You Afraid Your Body Isn’t Beautiful After an Accident or Surgery? (Body Image Issues) Today I received a comment that made my heart ache. Melanie read Ruby’s story in our Love Your Body Now series and wrote this: “Ruby

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How I Came to Love My Soft Tummy

Body Image Issues Begone! “What’s this?’ I asked a roided-out Gold’s gym employee. I was holding a fistful of my own soft, round flesh, which seemed to have suddenly appeared beneath my belly button two Mondays ago. I was twenty-eight

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How Many Paint Eggs Can you Drop out of Your Vagina to Make Art?

Two Women’s Epic Journeys I consider myself a feminist. By that I mean, seeing traits that are still intrinsically considered feminine — compassion, empathy, the capacity to nurture and build communities — as sources of vitality and strength. But I’ve

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The Love Your Body Now Project

Healing Body Image Issues Through Fine Art Nudes (Claire) When I asked Claire, a Denver-based sales rep, why she wanted to participate in our #LoveYourBodyNow Project she said: “I don’t put anything in my body that I haven’t had some

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