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What Assumptions Are You Making in Your Life?

When Isaac Lidsky was diagnosed with a degenerative disease that causes vision loss and eventually blindness, he knew it was a death sentence.

As he writes in his inspiring book Eyes Wide Open, "It will end my life as I know it. End independence and confidence. End strength and leadership. End will be helpless, pathetic, weak. I will live trapped in my mind. Blindness will disconnect me from the world."

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Celebrating Girls Exactly As They Are—And Celebrating Ourselves

When I found out I was having a girl, I got scared. Because I remember what it's like to be a girl, a teenager, a young woman. I remember vividly the insecurity; the deep desire to look like everyone else but myself; the longing to lose weight, to be pretty, to be popular; the roller-coaster of restricting and bingeing; the pain of rejection; the comparisons and the coming up short. I remember vividly second-guessing everything. I...
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A Habit to Quiet Self-Criticism

Does criticizing yourself come all-too naturally to you?

It does for a lot of people. In fact, you might criticize yourself so often that you don't even realize you're doing it. It's like it happens automatically. Like breathing. And you don't discriminate. That is, you bash yourself for anything. Your weight. Your skin. Your thighs. Your anxiety. Your sadness or some other feeling you think is "wrong."

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