Excerpted from Read My Hips; How I Learned to Love My Body, Ditch Dieting and Live Large By Kimberly Brittingham
When I was a teenager, my mother took a picture of me standing in front of our house.
I stood unsmiling beside a flowering bush. I knew I was bigger and uglier than most girls, but maybe the camera would strike a deceptive angle and make me look pretty.
When the picture came back from the developer, I was mort
Excerpted from Actualizations; You Don't Have to Rehearse to Be Yourself By Stewart Emery
The purpose of this book is to enable you to recognize the conditions that support the joyful workability of your relationships, and to contribute to your ability to create an environment in which your relationships become joyful, nurturing, satisfying adventures in mutual and personal growth.
Now, for most of us, exhilarating and satisfying adventures in g
Excerpted from Living from the Inside Out: How to Get to the Heart of Everything That Matters By Jean-Marie Hamel, Ph.D.
Love is like the eye of a storm. Gales of confusion, loneliness, or heated emotions can be raging in all directions, yet at the center it is possible to find the transformative energy of love. We may not notice it at first, since love cares little for lustful yearnings and other pulls we are accustomed to. Or we might be looking outside instead of ins
Excerpted from How to Say No Without Feeling Guilty: And Say Yes to More Time, and What Matters Most to You By Patti Breitman, Connie Hatch
Know What You're Looking For
Why is it so important to cut down on unsuitable suitors and unsatisfying relationships or, better yet, avoid them in the first place? One obvious reason is to save yourself from the occasional unpleasant evening. But there is a deeper purpose involved: so that you can devote you
Excerpted from The Confident Woman: How to Take Charge and Recharge Your Life By Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz
Do you have a hard time taking time for yourself, especially to read, relax, or do something fun? Do you have trouble asking others to help you or actually do something for you? Do you ever feel ill at ease with certain people because of your weight, your appearance, or your choice of clothing? Do you often find yourself on a treadmill of unflagging activity, never
Excerpted from Real Kids Come in All Sizes : Ten Essential Lessons to Build Your Child's Body Esteem By Kathy Kater
Children are born with confidence in their bodies. They trust their hunger and their appetites, and rightly so. How does this go wrong?
What forces undermine body esteem, create negative body image, and promote unhealthy eating? Most important, how can we prevent our kids from succumbing to these pressures? The more we learn about