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Body Image

Before and After Pictures: A Portrait of Your Mind


A few weeks ago, I published a post on my thoughts about before-and-after pictures of our bodies.

Since then, I've been thinking about how that idea relates – perhaps more positively – to before-and-after pictures of our minds.

I've always dabbled in exercise and healthy eating, but it wasn't until a few years ago that I got serious about it; not just for my body, but also for my mind....
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Body Image

POLL: Before-and-After Pictures: More Harm Than Good?

I have to admit: I love before-and-after pictures off all kinds. Home renovations, furniture restorations, even makeup transformations -- you name it, chances are I love looking at it.

Except when it comes to before-and-after pictures of our bodies. I’m a bit on the fence about those.

On the one hand, it’s inspiring to see someone get in great shape; it can make you feel like you, too, have the power to be your fittest self (not to...
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Community

How to Stop Feeling Guilty Over Others’ Accomplishments


Wait, what? How to stop feeling guilty over others' accomplishments?

Aren't we more commonly jealous, envious, or resentful over other people's success?

Maybe. However, when we see others succeeding while we're NOT succeeding, we feel a little guilty, too -- especially if we feel there's something we can do about it. After all, if that person makes the time, energy, and determination to accomplish their goals, why aren't we?

Well, there is something we can do about it,...
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Guilt

How To Take A Guilt-Free, Successful Mental Health Day


Happy Tuesday, readers!

Last week I told you about the mental health day I took (and the unsurprising surprise some folks felt when they found out).

Now, I'd like to share some pointers I learned during the day - some mental health day tips, if you will.

You might think taking a mental health day is a sort of no-brainer. You just call off school or work and chill out, right?

Well, sort of.

For a truly successful...
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Guilt

How Dare You Take A Mental Health Day?!


Yesterday, I took a mental health day.

I've had a lot on my plate lately, most of it dealing with an occupation-related transition, and about half-way through my first cup of coffee yesterday morning, I decided I needed a mental health day.

Not many people knew about it simply because, aside from a few texts and a trip to Papa John's (yes, Papa John's - we'll talk about that later), I didn't really talk to anyone.

The...
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