Confidence

The Greatest Gift A Single Woman Can Give Herself
At 16 years old, I fell madly in love. We were inseparable, dramatic romantics, and within a few months of our first kiss, everything I did was with this boy in mind. I was constantly coming up with new little...
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How Internalized Misogyny Is Holding You Back
Note: Before digging in, I want you to know that though it isn’t my intention, it's likely that some things I say in this article might make you angry—and that’s totally normal. Know that my intent is to free you from...
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Overcoming Fear After An Injury
Like many people, from lifelong avid athletes to those whose pursuit of fitness is more casual, I’ve experienced my share of injuries and pain while living an active lifestyle. These injuries have run the gamut—overuse injuries (fractured vertebrae, tendonitis), acute...
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These 10 Women Proclaim Their Bodies Are Flawless — SHOCKING!
On New Year’s Day I posted a very raw and vulnerable picture of myself in just a tank top and underwear on my professional Facebook page with a message that is very close to my heart. I felt compelled to...
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Why I'm Not Embracing My Flaws in 2017
Note: After making this Facebook post earlier today I received a number of messages from women asking how they can share this with other women in their lives who don't have Facebook. I hope you know how much I appreciate your support and...
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4 Ways To Improve Your Body Image Immediately
I recently spent no less than 45 minutes scrolling through in an Instagram rabbit hole of beautiful young women who had made “amazing body transformations!” As I moved from one post to the next, I found myself wishing I was...
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My Body, My Business
I spent a sizable part of my life obsessed with the notion that something was horribly wrong with my body. Specifically, that it was too big, and I needed to be smaller. Leaner. Skinny. It felt like that message was...
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The One Thing Women Need To Stop Eating
I’m a personal trainer who used to be “morbidly obese.” In 2014, I got hundreds of emails and comments in response to a piece I wrote called 5 Things I Miss About Weighing Over 300 Pounds. Pictured: the author, before...
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A Letter to Fellow Survivors of Sexual Assault
To those who need it, In the wake of the Stanford rape case, a lot of difficult feelings have arisen for me. Whenever this topic surfaces in a powerful way, it unearths my own trauma in a fresh way. I...
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