Nobody Likes a ‘Fat-Talker,’ Study Shows

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Women who engage in “fat talk” — the self-disparaging remarks girls and women make in relation to eating, exercise or their bodies — are less liked by their peers, a new study from the University of Notre Dame finds. Led by Alexandra Corning, research associate professor of psychology and director of Notre Dame’s Body Image […]

Time to Love Our Bodies

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It is true confession time. When I was in high school I wanted to be selected as Homecoming Queen. It was a secret wish of mine – and no doubt many. Throughout my middle and high school years I struggled with body image, always feeling unattractive and overweight. I was probably popular enough to be […]

Stereoptype Event on June 14, 2012

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Bringing Awareness of Eating Disorders & Body Image in Everyday Life!  Please join us for an extraordinary evening at the Detroit Opera House  June 14, 2012 - Hosted by The Inner Door Center. Check out Stereotype-Invite for more information.

Tyra Banks Applauds Vogue’s Efforts to Help Young Women, But Is It Really Enough?

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Tyra Banks is toasting Vogue’s 19 international editions for pledging to promote healthy body image, but while the plan is a step in the right direction, what does it really mean for the future? “Real progress is finally on the horizon,” Banks writes in an open letter on The Daily Beast. “Vogue is stepping up, […]

Celebrate Your Strength! Whispers from Within: Your Body Is Talking But Are You Listening?

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 “Your body loves you unconditionally, but the real issue in this relationship is not whether your body loves you, but whether you love your body?” With the explosive popularity of social media, you likely have a LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter account and are hopelessly addicted to the omnipresent news feeds delivering up-to-the-minute updates on your friends. […]

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

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What will be your story now today its something far inside hurts your body close your eyes and i’ll bring you back to here you are my own sinking ship Cause everyday the current shifts – Good Ole War, My Sinking Ship Sometimes I can’t find the words to describe my inner rants when I […]

Fed Up!

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Are you tired of thinking about food let alone talking about food and it’s focus in your life? I can imagine that you feel fed up, both physically and mentally. This may be because your story is masked by the over emphasis on food in your life. This statement is not meant to minimize the […]

Get Back On The Mat: 21 Day Yoga Challenge

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Here’s a koan for you: What is yoga without practice? The world seems to be filled with yogis who’ve let their practices slide, with rolled-up mats and meditation cushions collecting dust in closet corners. Or maybe it’s just me. I think of myself as a yogi, but my bolsters, blocks, and wedges beg to differ. […]

Take Back Your Summer: Accepting The Body You Have Now

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It’s normal to fantasize about a “better” version of yourself. As more heroic, smarter, powerful, successful, generous, kinder than you are. (Or more cutthroat or vengeful than you are.) These fantasies can serve as ideals of who we want to become — and thus can be blueprints, showing us how to get from how we […]

“What’s For Fitness Today?” – Our 30 Day April Challenge Recap!

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For the month of April, we brought you a tip every day to help you look AND feel your best! We hope that we inspired and motivated you with our mix of fitness and workout tips and inner wellness guidance. Feel free to come back to this post and read articles again when you need […]