Tag Archives: Self-Esteem

#Nofilter

Do you ever compare yourself to others on social media? You are not alone! With the growing popularity of social media, many teens and young adults feel pressure to look perfect in pictures and carefully craft their social media feeds to show only the best…

Ever Wonder What Others Think Of You?

Honest, grounded, thoughtful, motivated, organized, social, laid-back, reliable, positive, professional, dependable, kind, beautiful, persevering, friendly, curious, amicable, resourceful, inspiring, loving, motivating, blunt, expressive, responsible, pretty, bossy, big-attitude, lazy, dedicated, and hardworking. These are all the words used to describe me by my closest friends, family,…

Embracing the Body You Have

Most of us say there’s something about our body we’d like to change. It isn’t always easy to accept ourselves and be confident with who we are and how we look. It is easy to create unrealistic expectations for the way you look based on…

Hard Facts About Penis Size

Is my penis a normal size? Too big? Too small? If you’re a guy, you might be anxious about your penis being the “right” size or shape, and whether sexual partners will be satisfied. Many things lead to these fears. For example, large penises are…

PCOS Blog

Looking Within

As a young woman diagnosed with PCOS, you’ve probably been counseled about the importance of following a low glycemic diet and exercising more to help manage your symptoms.  However, hearing the word “diet” can cause a fierce knee-jerk reaction which is then likely followed by…

Loving Your Insecurities

Many of us have insecurities, whether it’s the way our noses looks or the way our ears are shaped. I had many insecurities growing up. I really didn’t like it when people would always comment on how different I looked from the rest of my…

Gender Inequality Is Your Issue Too

This weekend, Emma Watson delivered a speech to the United Nations to launch a new campaign called HeForShe which aims to include men and boys in the discussion on gender inequality. She focused on a point that often gets neglected in the feminist rhetoric: how…

Operation Beautiful

Operation Beautiful

As we continue celebrating Eating Disorders Awareness Week, I’d like to share another really neat thing about the website Operation Beautiful. As I mentioned in my last blog entry, their goal is to end “fat talk”. How can one organization tackle such a difficult task?…

PCOS Blog

Loving Your PCOS Body

Traditionally, Valentine’s Day is a day to express your love for your significant other. What if this Valentine’s Day you made a declaration to yourself? That’s right, a promise to love your awesome self, PCOS body and all. Most teens (and adult women) I know…