How to start loving your body NOW

I’m sure at some point or another, you’ve come across a magazine cover shouting at you, “Drop 10 lbs now with this new awesome pill”, “Zap belly fat with this hot new diet” or “Get the best body with this perfect workout”.Guess what? There’s no perfect workout, no perfect way of eating and no get-the-perfect-body-now quick fix. Yet we’re constantly being told that what we need to do is get even stricter with our diet, and workout more....more

5 Very Different Ways to Loving Your Body & Yourself

I've never had the 'perfect' body. In fact, in my younger years, I never really thought about how my body looked. It was more important that my clothes looked right.After giving birth to my daughter, boy was I depressed. Everything had changed. At first, I naively thought that it would all spring back into place but no, some things were to never go back to how they were again.For years I hated the way my body looked but the funny thing is, somehow, giving birth first to my daughter and then to my son led me to losing weight - not something you hear all too often....more

Random Thoughts – Image

I am a Christian. Like many other Christians I believe God created people in his image. If God made me in his image than it is my responsibility to learn to love what I see in the mirror, even while my Temple is under construction.   For similar posts visit www.chasing-joy.com...more

Forever Fabulous

I bought a new shirt this week. I loved the way it made me feel in the dressing room. I love the style of the shirt. I love the material. As I stood there in the dressing room I felt cute. Maybe even a little sleek. In a word I felt fabulous. I bought it....more

yes, being beautiful comes within us, its our confidence in our self that makes us stand out.more

Top 5 Ways to Love Yourself Now

I am super excited to introduce you to Dani today.  Dani is the creator of www.PositivelyPresent.com. After twenty-five years of living with a negative attitude, Dani decided to turn her life around and start focusing on the positive. In 2009, she launched Positively Present, a blog focused on living positively in the present moment, and since then her personal development site has grown and it continues to touch people around the world. ...more

Aches and pains: They do serve a purpose

"Bringing awareness to your body, to its unique reactions and processes, and to its symptoms and strengths, sets you up for growthful insights....more

We are not objects of lust

With all the work my hubby and I have been doing lately we haven't had much time for a date night. So, last night we finally went out. We went to the Jazz basketball game. We had a marvelous time....more

Forgiveness: the key to self-love and intuitive eating

Learning to love ourselves takes on many shapes and forms. For me, I had to give up my battle where food was concerned....more

Showing myself some love

I've been focusing a lot on eating disorders this week. Having experienced one first hand I feel like it is important for me to try to help others. So when I heard about NEDAwareness week I had to jump in. ...more

Riot! Don’t Diet! National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Music!

In honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, I am revealing an original song of mine that I recorded last week. It is called "Fat Grrrls" and is my riot grrrl inspired anthem for all girls, fat, thin, tall, short, whatever to love themselves and F**K the rest. ...more