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Vanity Plates Activity: A License to Feel Good About Yourself

Weighing the Pros and Cons What comes to mind when you think of the word confidence? It is a word that is bandied about quite extensively in our culture and means different things to different people depending upon the situation. When we think of a confidence game or con game the word confidence changes into something to be wary of. Its origin stems from luring someone into your confidence and then using or cheating them in some way to benefit the perpetrator. Fraudulent claims and bait and … Continue reading...

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You Hold the Keys to Loving Your Body During the Summer

Humor is important, but the pain that people experience during the summer about their bodies is NO laughing matter. And the last thing that is helpful is for people who are feeling badly about not having the "beach body" that is being touted as the ultimate benchmark of success, is to then feel even worse that they are feeling badly about feeling badly! In other words, it isn't helpful to add negative self-judgement about body hate on top of the body hate. So this month try to find ways to … Continue reading...

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