I’ve written a lot about females and body image. But negative body-image messages affect males, too. Here are some thought-provoking articles about common problems many males have with body image. Male Body Image Men and Boys Also Suffer from Body Image Issues from My FOX Austin Male Body Image Posts from The Huffington Post What You Need to Know about Men and Eating Disorders

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One of my favorite quotes is about the journey. It’s a quote that was an important part of my kids’ figure skating experiences. Our family found it helpful to focus on the journey rather than the results of competitions. The quote is relevant to almost anything in life. Today, I want to share that quote along with my other favorite life journey quotes. “It’s

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I’ve often been frustrated by many of the body-image messages our children receive from the media, but I’m excited to see some new, positive body image messages that have gone viral. Average is Beautiful – Lammily One of the new messages is that “average is beautiful.” Designer Nickolay Lamm is stressing the “average is beautiful” theme as he promotes an alternative to the unrealistically

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Today, I officially become a California girl when the moving truck arrives with our belongings from Colorado Springs! Before permanently moving to San Diego, I was lucky to spend much of the winter in San Diego. One of the events I was able to attend while in San Diego was a Zumbathon on November 22. My daughter, Christina, from Fit Body Full Life and

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I’m a fan of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls Facebook page. I like its messages, and I’m especially fond of its badge. The Facebook page says: “The internet doesn’t have to be full of mean comments. Use this badge to let others know you’re part of the goodness! #SpreadtheLove” Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls Website (Helping “young women and the young at heart with the process of

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It’s International Random Acts of Kindness Week! Not only that but the 100 Acts of Kindness focus this week is on doing kindness around the world. I published a post before on the importance of being kind online. This is definitely a great week to make an extra effort to always be kind online. Here’s a new “Be Kind Online” word art freebie: To

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This is the second week of the 2014 100 Acts of Kindness Project hosted by Kristina from Toddler Approved and Megan from Coffee Cups and Crayons. This week, the focus is on spreading kindness in our communities. My family’s 100 Acts of Kindness Project fits perfectly with this week’s focus. My kids, kids-in-law, and I are focusing throughout the challenge on being extra kind

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If you saw my post last week, you know that my daughter and I are combining Operation Beautiful and 100 Acts of Kindness Project. We’re spreading kindness and trying to help change females’ negative body-image messages to positive body-image messages. Blogger and author Caitlin Boyle’s Operation Beautiful book site says this about the start of Operation Beautiful: “Tired of watching women pick themselves apart

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I’m excited that it’s almost time to begin the 4th annual 100 Acts of Kindness Project! 100 Acts of Kindness Project Kristina from Toddler Approved organizes 100 Acts of Kindness weekly challenges each year from Martin Luther King Day to the Kindness Celebration on Valentine’s Day. This year, Megan from Coffee Cups and Crayons is joining Kristina in hosting the 100 Acts of Kindness

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I hope you’re having a wonderful 2014 so far! At the beginning of a new year, I enjoy looking back on my posts from the previous year. I find it fascinating to see which posts are your favorites. Thanks so much for reading and following my blog. I really appreciate the inspiration you give me throughout the year! This year my stats aren’t exact

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