Self Love

A Throwback Swimsuit Photo Is Inspiring Women To Find Self-Love

HuffPost Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 05.25.2017 | Canada Style

Rachel Spencer shared a bikini photo of herself when she was 13. And 26.

I've Stopped Searching For Self-Love At The Bottom Of A Bottle

Andrea Scoretz | Posted 05.08.2017 | Canada Living
Andrea Scoretz

The main problem I faced was a distorted belief system. I felt that love came with accomplishments and accolades. I didn't believe that I was good enough to love as is. When love is missing, a lot of negative stuff comes out of the woodwork: anger, resentment, fear, jealousy.

This Blogger Wants You To Stop Comparing Your Body To Your Partner's

HuffPost Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 05.10.2017 | Canada Style

Love doesn't come in one size.

Curvy Blogger Rocks Bikini After 25 Years Of Covering Up

HuffPost Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 04.28.2017 | Canada Style

Gorgeous.

Secretive Illustrator Proves Bigger Women Have Always Been Sexy

The Huffington Post Canada | Alanna Cardona | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Living

She wants people to understand curvy women are REAL women.

Makeup Guru Gina Shkeda Gives A Whole New Meaning To #NoFilter

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada Style

"I don't even look like this."

The Key To Long-Term Fitness Success Is Leaning Into The 'Fall'

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

What I am saying is, when you make a choice that your future self will not be proud of, lean into the fall and learn from every choice -- both positive and negative. Work to understand your personal triggers and coping mechanisms so that you evolve into the healthier and fitter future self you want to be.

Mom Explains Stretch Marks To Daughter In Most Body-Positive Way

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada Parents

Bravo!

10 Ways To Love Yourself Unconditionally

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Living

These tips will help you move towards self-acceptance, wherever you’re starting from.

Woman Bullied For Vitiligo Uses Body Art To Love The Skin She's In

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada Style

"Now what others would perceive as an imperfection I have made into something more beautiful."

7 Women Who Fearlessly Flaunt Their Body Hair

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Style

"You are fully entitled to express yourself in whatever way you'd like."

Unbend: Pain-Free And Productive Cooking

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 03.08.2017 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Standing for hours on end -- as a professional chef, bartender, butcher, home economist or cheese monger -- is hard on the body. Standing, lifting, bending, and twisting for hours on end, often with less-than-ideal posture, frequently results in achy legs and feet, a sore back, and stiff almost arthritic-feeling hands.

5 Ways That Valentine's Day Can Improve Your Professional Life

Monique Caissie | Posted 02.13.2017 | Canada Business
Monique Caissie

Having relationship problems keeps us in a stress response and irrational fears can sneak into how we perceive simple requests or exchanges at work. So, let's treat Valentine's Day like a do-over for that New Year's resolution on improving our relationships.

Serve Up Some Love With This Valentine's Day Menu

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 02.10.2017 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

What are your plans this Valentine's Day? If you want to treat that special someone to a dinner that will fill their heart (and stomach) with love, then we can help.

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas That Won't Break The Bank

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

Perfect as a romantic gesture, or a special something to make the day of a teacher, a friend, and of course the kids, there is nothing like a homemade gift to show someone you're thinking about them. And let's be honest -- who can resist a sweet treat? So get ready to make hearts melt with these perfect little recipes.

We Need Self-Love Now More Than Ever

Leviana Coccia | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada Living
Leviana Coccia

North America's culture of fear and hate has again been unmasked and there are people of all ages, both near and far, being discriminated against because of who they love, what they look like, the type of reproductive organs they were born with and the god to which they pray.

How To Create A Health Strategy For Long-Term Results

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 01.24.2017 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Are you constantly on and off your fitness horse? Instead of getting back on and hoping for different results, rethink your strategy. Ask yourself, "What has and has not worked in the past?" Pinpoint the valuable lessons and work to reproduce successful approaches. Abandon anything else.

Why I Look At This Picture Of Myself Whenever I Feel Down

Dina Pestonji | Posted 01.17.2017 | Canada Living
Dina Pestonji

My sister Yasmin took this picture on Jan 7, 2013. It was after my six-hour long emergency brain surgery. No one knew if I would wake up, but she took this picture. After months of living in the hospital and doing more weeks of therapy that I can count, I did recover from having a stroke and brain surgery.

When All Isn't Merry And Bright

Alicia Raimundo | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada Living
Alicia Raimundo

The holidays can be great for some, but for me, and many people I know, they are more of a nightmare. So how do we move past this? I am going to share with you a couple ideas that I have had that have worked for me ( they may not work for everyone). I am sharing these things in the interest of conversation.

Sharing My Battle With Anorexia Made Me Feel Stronger

Dina Pestonji | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada Living
Dina Pestonji

I have spent over 14 years hiding this "tiny" part of my life, and it is now, only after writing my memoir, that I've realized that by hiding, I've been chipping away at my heart. I decided that I didn't want to hide anymore. I realized in that moment that I should have SHARED my pain instead of hiding.

It's Not Self-Care If You're Just Avoiding Responsibility

Hannah Jack | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Living
Hannah Jack

If you are anything like me and you've been quietly sweeping your fears and lethargy under the self-care rug, I encourage you to take stock of the motivations behind it. Self-care only works if you're actually caring for yourself and not just letting yourself off the hook.

Shame, Diets And My Eating Disorder

Marta Michalek | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Living
Marta Michalek

This yo-yo or extreme dieting may be seen as harmless or even vain but we must recognize it stems from a very dangerous place. Negative body image is the negative self-perception of your body. It is often accompanied by shame; the unworthiness we feel due to our flaws. This combination of negative body image and shame is what leads us to take desperate measures with our bodies.

Mom Teaches Bullied Daughter Beautiful Lesson In Self-Love

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Parents

"Black and proud. All ways, always."

Set Yourself Free

Leigh Sanchez Ellazar | Posted 10.28.2016 | Canada
Leigh Sanchez Ellazar

Not too long ago I was in a mall. I'm hardly ever in malls. I was running around, trying to complete my 503 errands and I found myself walking really ...

Do They Know They're Being Aggressive?

Monique Caissie | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada
Monique Caissie

I'm currently taking a refresher course on dealing with aggressiveness in someone we want to have a relationship with. When someone tells me that they...