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Category: Thrive

The Root: Clearly Unaware That Shutting Up Has Zero Calories, Celebrity Trainer Jillian Michaels Weighs in on Lizzo’s Body

Reading Time: 3 minutes Body positivity is about far more than shouting affirmations; it’s about creating a culture in which we’re all allowed to celebrate our own bodies as much or as little as we want—without being questioned or policed by someone whose chosen occupation is to help people become skinnier, at times via drastic and dangerous methods—as more than a few Twitter users were quick to point out.

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Winter Skin Care 101

Reading Time: 3 minutes Cold weather can take a real toll on your skin. Dry skin can lead to discomfort and, if neglected, can affect your skin’s elasticity and trigger outbreaks of irritated skin.

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Is a zero f*cks approach really possible?

Reading Time: 3 minutes This is much easier to write about than to practice – I fully admit that. I’ve lost whole days to being absorbed by whether or not I possibly offended someone. Yet, I am a very bland incarnation of myself when I care so much, so I will choose to push on and maybe I can drop a fuck or two every day until this whole thing becomes a little less painful, a little less excruciating, and maybe in the best way, a little less safe.

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Find Freedom from Food Addiction

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’ve learned practices and tools to calm my anxiety and to fill myself up without having to resort to eating – especially when I’m not actually hungry.

As the years have passed some of those ‘addictions’ have naturally fallen away. But…some persist.

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HOW I THOUGHT MY WAY OUT OF A CHRONIC PAIN SYNDROME

Reading Time: 5 minutes I gave myself a shit ton of grace and unfathomable amounts of permission–I let myself fully and completely off the hook. It was something I would be unwilling to do unless I had no other choice, but I learned to truly listen to myself and the messages my body was sending me.  If I felt tired, I rested. If I felt overwhelmed, I took things off my plate. Seems simple really, but to me it was revolutionary.

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