Body Love and Body Kindness, Healing Difficult Emotions

You’re Already Awesome, So Act Like It! Using Anger to Fuel Positive Change (A Guest Post from Personal Trainer Jack X Taylor)

A Note from Shelly: A few weeks ago, I went hiking with my friends Jack and Joanna. Jack is a personal trainer and one of the wisest people I know, and Joanna continually amazes me with her weight-lifting accomplishments. (By the way--Joanna is a grandma, and I met her at a strength showcase event in… Continue reading You’re Already Awesome, So Act Like It! Using Anger to Fuel Positive Change (A Guest Post from Personal Trainer Jack X Taylor)

Body Love and Body Kindness

The Truth About Toxic Body and Beauty Lies

I dream of a world in which everyone feels peaceful and powerful in his or her body. But we are not quite there yet, and here is why. From the time we are very small, we (especially girls and women but increasingly men, too) are surrounded by constant messages communicating that the most important thing… Continue reading The Truth About Toxic Body and Beauty Lies

Body Love and Body Kindness, Healing Difficult Emotions, Lists About Important and Silly Stuff, Practices for Cultivating Love

Five Things You Can Do When You Feel Ugly and Gross and Your Confidence Plummets Into a Deep, Dark Well

Really Bad Days There are days when we feel ugly, gross, worthless, and our confidence plummets into a very dark, deep well. It is no wonder that we struggle with these feelings. We live in a media-saturated society, in which we are surrounded by perfectly fit, airbrushed images all the time. This can teach us… Continue reading Five Things You Can Do When You Feel Ugly and Gross and Your Confidence Plummets Into a Deep, Dark Well