Therapeutic photography can be a useful tool in helping heal a distored self-image. In 2009, the New York Times published an article on this emerging practice of using images as a healing modality. The story, titled "Behind the Scenes: A Camera as Therapy", was written by professional photojournalist Alexandra Avakian.
If Lindsay Lohan wants to be appreciated as an accomplished actress, she's going to have to make a few changes. People frequently experience a huge disconnect between what they want and what they are doing to achieve it. What typically gets in the way of achieving their goals are negative and erroneous thoughts.
In a study conducted at the University of Michigan, lead author Michael Woodford found that the phrase "that's so gay" negatively affected gay, lesbian and bisexual students between the ages of 18 to 25 — contributing to feelings of isolation, headaches, poor appetite and eating problems.
Aristotle defined envy as the pain caused by the good fortune of others. Often used interchangeably, but not to be confused with, jealousy (which describes the fear of losing something), envy is longing for something you don't have. In the case of Snow White, the object of the evil Queen's envy was her youth and beauty.
I’m 32 and I don’t know if I have ever fully recovered from seventh grade. When I graduated my beloved elementary school and went to a much bigger middle school across town, some of my old classmates also switched to the same middle school, one of whom was my sixth grade ex-boyfriend. We had a messy “separation” after I came back from summer camp and realized that he was no longer interested in knowing me anymore, no less holding my hand at the park and buying me beanie babies.
Celebrities and the average woman alike tend to obsess about what they look like and how others view them. Sometimes, this is fun—like shopping for new clothes or trying different makeup. But other times, it leads to negative feelings like, "I'm not pretty, skinny or tall enough." Does every woman battle with these image issues?
Stop wasting your time on men who are encouraging the "B.S." The next time you meet a guy who doesn't give you exactly what you deserve, heed this advice: "The four-letter word for a man who doesn't call is N-E-X-T."
Your romantic life is like a house — it needs careful maintenance if you want it to last and serve you well. Sometimes all that's required is a little soap and polish to put a shine back in your search for lasting love. Yet it's also possible that after years of neglect, or a poor design to begin with, a full-blown renovation will be necessary. If you suspect you fall into the latter category, fear not! Here is a four-step guide for getting the job done.
In Miss Representation, a new documentary airing tonight on OWN, Jennifer Seibel Newsom probes the distorted way the media portrays women—and how it affects girls. The director tells Jessica Bennett such depictions damage self-image.
Obese women are more likely to be sexually abused. Promiscuous men like big-breasted women. Why hairy armpits can be sexy. Natural hair. Secret eating. More health benefits of chocolate. Giving back for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Women aren’t the only ones dissatisfied with their bodies. Studies show a growing trend toward negative body image and self esteem. A recent Harvard study shows that, eating disorders among men are on the rise across the country and this scary trend seems to be going under the radar, because men are less likely to talk about it. "I'm not the only man who wishes his body looked more like Michael Jordan's and less like a vat of pudding. A recent survey showed that only 18 percent of men are happy enough with their physiques that they wouldn't change them."
A study is underway at an Australian university to figure out if a woman's self-esteem is best served by kind sentiments or just sentiments that she agrees with. There are many schools of thought on this. Some women only hear what they want to hear and some women are 'ravenous, blood-sucking monsters' for compliments.