Tag Archives: self worth

On perfection

Anyone else have those things as a kid you assumed you’d grow out of when you became an adult, but found out as an adult that you don’t grow out of something unless you actively work on growing? Maybe that’s … Continue reading

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Just a little encouragement

I won’t talk long today, guys. For one thing, there is too much currently being said in America and very little listening. I’ve been guilty of it myself. But not today. Today, I just want to give a little encouragement. … Continue reading

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Why I won’t kick the dog

A natural response to one’s own anger is to transfer the punishment to someone else, whether that punishment was deserved by the angered person or by someone at whom the angered person is…well, angry. It’s the whole “Dad got in … Continue reading

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Demi-lition Derby

Read this article about Demi Lovato the other day, and thought, “Well…that escalated quickly.” The rundown: an Instagram artist drew a picture of Lovato several months ago as a topless mermaid. Lovato herself commented on the photo recently and said … Continue reading

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Destined for prettiness

Who doesn’t love a good concert? The buzzing excitement before the house lights go dim, the performer holding his microphone out to the crowd, the killer guitar solo, the one song that makes the audience nearly tear the roof off the … Continue reading

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Treat her like a lady (you got to, got to treat her like)

The Corneilus Brothers and Sister Rose released a song in 1971 that served as a how-to about how a man can entice women to surround him for his own sexual satisfaction. While that may have been cool in 1971 – and … Continue reading

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Weighing happiness

As much as I enjoy advocating men’s and women’s acceptance of their bodies and the pursuit of health rather than a beach bod, I often have days when the beach bod takes precedence. Ever since I was 7 years old, … Continue reading

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Alphabet Series: Jilted

Day Ten: Jilted “Jilted” typically isn’t a word you see outside a drugstore romance novel, but I think we’ve all been a jilted lover at one time or another. (I’ll be honest, I had to look this word up to … Continue reading

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Alphabet Series: Hungry

Day Eight: Hungry This is going to sound stupid, but I used to try to hide my hunger from guys. My family had told me here and there growing up that wolfing down one’s food was impolite and unladylike, so … Continue reading

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When words fail…emojis

As you may be aware, I’m a big proponent of positive body image for women and men, but that doesn’t mean that my own body image is 100 percent all day every day. I have a lot of days when … Continue reading

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