Posts tagged "self esteem"

Eva Mendes Talks Body Image With Marie Claire

“It doesn’t matter what you have or what you look like. It’s something everyone has to work at. I realize I have contributed to a certain happy, healthy, empowered image, but that’s not all of me. I feel it’s important to let women know that I have similar struggles. What I tell girls is what…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 7, 2012

Girl Talk: I Love My Weight Gain

I used to be really skinny. So skinny my ribs stuck out.

Everywhere I went, women said, “You’re so skinny! Oh my god. I’m jealous.”

I had friends that were more gorgeous than me, but it was OK, because I was really skinny.

“I wish I was as skinny…

Kate Fridkis / February 1, 2012

5 Style Resolutions I’ve Already Achieved In My Journey Towards Positive Self-Esteem

Tasked with writing about my style resolution for 2012, I puzzled for awhile, trying to come up with some trend I wanted to try or a bad style habit I wanted to break. Everything I thought up I realized I had done already, mostly in the recent past. So instead of writing about the new…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 20, 2012

Girl Talk: I’m Sick Of Women Talking About Weight

The other day, I found myself engaging in conversation with a stranger at the grocery store about weight.

“God,” the woman said, pausing near me in the aisle as I considered a package of cookies. “I wish.”

I laughed. “Yeah, I’m trying to decide if it’s worth it.”

“Go…

Kate Fridkis / December 21, 2011

Girl Talk: I Was The Ugly Friend

When I was young, my parents told me I was beautiful and I believed them. I went out into the world feeling confident about my womanly charms and things went smoothly for me. I always managed to find a boy who would tell me I was perfect, even if he did wear suspenders and a…

Kate Fridkis / December 6, 2011

We Only Think We Look Hot For 2 Hours And 22 Minutes A Day

A recent poll found that all of our pre-work primping and preening doesn’t hold up for long. Of the 2,000 women surveyed, 10 percent thought they needed to fix up their hair and makeup after an hour in the office, 40 percent felt completely “bedraggled” by lunch, and 43 percent felt like a completely different…

Ami Angelowicz / October 21, 2011

The Bold Single Bride Who Married Herself

What would you do if you wound up single on what was to be one of the most special days of your life—your wedding day? My friend Desiree did something remarkable and revolutionary: instead of hiding away, she marched boldly into a proud new future, and in the process became an inspiration to me and,…

Rachel Kramer Bussel / September 29, 2011

Girl Talk: How Do You Get Self-Esteem?

Last week, I had dinner with a friend and a gauntlet of sorts was thrown: shape up and get some self-esteem, Julie, because you’re really bringing everybody down. Well okay, I thought. I get that. Nobody wants to hang out with a sad sack. But I just don’t know how you go about acquiring self-esteem.

Julie Gerstein / August 1, 2011

Survey Shows A Bad Hair Cut Can Slice A Woman’s Self-Esteem (Duh)

Yesterday, we asked you about bringing in photos to your hairstylist to get the perfect cut. Today, we’re looking at what happens when you don’t get what you want. A telephone poll conducted by ShopSmart shows that a bad hair day can put 44 percent of women in a crappy mood and that 26 percent…

Leonora Epstein / April 21, 2010

30 Things I Love About Myself

This morning I woke up and the sun was shining. Lucca (that’s my dog) was lying on her back, paws straight up in the air, when she rolled over, yawned, and said to me, in her puppy way, “Moms” — she pluralizes things a lot — “I love you. You’re awesome.” And she’s right. I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 14, 2010

Do You Struggle With Your Body Image?

“Do You Struggle With Your Body Image?” If you answer Margaret Ruth’s question with a “No,” you’re either a robot or a liar. But according to this guru, weight loss may have more to do with what’s in your heart rather than what’s in your stomach.

Simcha / March 11, 2009

Study Says Makeover Shows Make Us Feel Bad

Bad boyfriends…frenemies…makeover TV shows. One of the fundamental questions of human nature is why do we love stuff that may not be so good for our self-esteem?

A new study from the University of Southern California says that that women who watch more makeover shows, like “Nip/Tuck,” “Dr. 90210″ or “The Swan,” feel more…

Jessica Wakeman / January 26, 2009

Quick Pic: NOW’s Curvaceous “Love Your Body” Winner

Thanks to Daily Bedpost for noticing that we’d probably all love our bodies if our figures were as hourglass as this. Personally, we prefer the winner from the kid’s category. [NOW Foundation via Daily Bedpost]…

The Frisky / June 9, 2008
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