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Good Selfies, Bad Selfies, and Becoming Friends with Our Self: Selfies as Photo Journals

I used to not like selfies at all. I thought they were pretty ego-centric. Also, I usually hated the way I looked in pictures in general. Selfies seemed like just one more way to cause myself photographic suffering. Let the Selfie Games Begin And then one day in grad school, I was really stressed out… Continue reading Good Selfies, Bad Selfies, and Becoming Friends with Our Self: Selfies as Photo Journals

Practices for Cultivating Love, Self-compassion

What Selfies Taught Me about Self-Love: Why I Love Your Selfies and My Selfies

Never Measuring Up I used to feel alienated from myself. A lot. Certainly I would have moments of feeling peaceful and at home with myself. Usually, however, I felt critical and even hateful of myself, my looks, my body. It is no wonder that I, and a lot of women and men, feel this way.… Continue reading What Selfies Taught Me about Self-Love: Why I Love Your Selfies and My Selfies