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By Crystal Andrus
As the founder of The S.W.A.T. Institute, the world’s number one online Personal Empowerment Coaching Certification School for women, I spend my days helping women to learn how to lovethemselves. When most of my clients first come to me, they desperately want to love themselves. But, they feel guilty or unsure of what that even looks like.
Many worry that they will be portrayed as selfish, self-serving or self-absorbed. They wonder, “what does self-love really look like?” Well, let me begin by telling you what self-love doesn’t look like.
Twenty years ago, I was embarking on my 20s. I was a good-looking young woman who got more attention than I knew what to do with. Yet, could never understand what people were looking at.
I despised a million things about my body and face, which mattered because I had been taught from my mother that “appearances” were everything. As a young child, I had been teased incessantly by my older brother, and I saw nothing but the ugly version of myself he professed I was.
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When you look in the mirror do you like what you see? When you step on the scale are you pleased with the number? It may not be perfect but you can still practice loving and accepting it, while working to make it better.
Check out the seven ways to love your body at Your Tango.com.
You and the boo just happened upon a moment. There’s kissing, touching and before you know it clothes start coming off. (Yaasss!) But instead of being completely committed and engrossed in the moment you’re thinking about the pounds you put on, the dimple in your left thigh and the shape of your breasts.
Girl, stop that!
Easier said than done right?
Alright, well the women at YourTango have come up with some very practical, very helpful ways for you to improve your body image.
One of which includes the knowledge that no one sees your ‘flaws’ as you do.
“It’s easy to think that everyone sees our area of concern—be it butt, thighs or arms—the same as we do. Chances are they don’t; they may actually love those parts. We can’t see it because we’re wrapped up in our own story… Instead, listen to what your partner says. Does he compliment your breasts even though you think they’re saggy? Does she lovingly touch the stomach that you think is ridiculously huge? See yourself through your partner’s loving eyes.
You can read the rest of these tips and the rest of the story over at YourTango.com