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Body Positivity

What Rihanna Taught Us about Body Positivity

Who else can relate to the--sometimes constant--rollercoaster that comes along with body fluctuations and womanhood. The changes our bodies go through different seasons of our lives, different times of the year, during our monthly cycles, or even between days can be a lot. Especially if we’re super focused on reaching those weight lost. It can be discouraging when you head to your closet to put on your favorite pair of jeans that fit just right last week, but today? Not so much. One celebrity we know can relate is Rihanna. Let’s take a lesson from Riri and stop stressing about what we can and can’t wear and embrace our bodies, no matter the day. Here’s how Rihanna does it: She pays attention to her body and...

Healthy Reads

3 Healthy Reads to Add to Your Book List

So often, the answers to our most pressing questions, the information we need to truly thrive, or the ideas that we’ve been trying to articulate on a certain topic can found within the pages of a book. We know this when we’re using books for business, for research, or even for self-help but we don’t always think of books as the first place to turn when it comes to our health. And we don’t mean books packed with medical terminology or statistics that we can’t quite understand. We mean books that help us understand what’s going on with our bodies, health, and the things we do can to be better in a way that we can understand. Whether you’re a book loving health enthusiast or...

Better Body After Baby

After struggling with her weight throughout adolescence and adulthood, having her first child was the catalyst in Deborah Chaplin getting into shape. Below she chronicles her inspiring weight-loss journey. Did you struggle with your weight before starting your weight-loss journey? Uh, yes. I struggled between gaining and losing weight through middle school, high school, college, and after I got married, and then after I had my first child. What made you prioritize your healthy journey? I gained 50 lbs. when I was pregnant with my first son and I kept a good amount of the weight on until he was almost 1. I saw myself in some pictures and decided that I needed to get serious about losing the weight. I lost 30 lbs. in about 4 months...