I Wear Short Shorts

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@mindsetforlifeltd) on Apr 17, 2017 at 6:45am PDT As the weather gets hot, the supposed difference between being fat and skinny grows. In the winter, everyone stays covered up, but in the summer, skinny girls are allowed to wear short shorts and fat girls are meant to blister in … Continued

How To Fit In

“When you try to fit in, you deny yourself the opporunity to belong” This is a quote from my brand new YouTube video. A lot of people have asked me how to fit in, whether it’s in school or their family or body positivity. It never made sense to me because when body positivity started, … Continued

You Can’t See Pain

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@mindsetforlifeltd) on Apr 15, 2017 at 6:54am PDT Your body and your mind don’t always cooperate and to me, body positivity is also about loving your body even when it’s not cooperating. Growing up, the times when I hated my body most was when it forced me to stay … Continued

You are Stronger Than You Think

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@mindsetforlifeltd) on Apr 14, 2017 at 11:10am PDT I’m definitely biased but I couldn’t agree more. I once had someone ask me about each individual scar on my body and at the end of that conversation, he paused and simply said: “Wow, you’ve been through a lot”. “Yes I … Continued

Being Single and Body Positive

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@mindsetforlifeltd) on Apr 13, 2017 at 8:53am PDT I’m a rare species: I’m single and BoPo. Just by chance, most of my friends in this community are in long term relationships and so I feel it’s my duty to shine a lot on this are of BoPo that isn’t … Continued

Ask For What You Need.

“Inside every child is an emotional tank waiting to be filled with love” Gary Chapman And inside every adult is a child who requires exactly the same amount of love. The secret is that that tank can be filled by yourself through self love. NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO: ASK FOR WHAT YOU NEED. This quote is … Continued

Be inclusive.

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@mindsetforlifeltd) on Apr 11, 2017 at 10:05am PDT Just because you aren’t offended by it, doesn’t mean it isn’t offensive. We all screw up. I’ve done it many times in my life. Before I was aware, I used always say “man up” or “that takes balls”. I used “crazy” … Continued

My Fitness Body

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@mindsetforlifeltd) on Apr 8, 2017 at 12:10pm PDT The sun is finally out in London + after the busiest week, today has been my first chance to enjoy it! ☀️ This week I have been in the health + fitness section of Cosmo, Self + Popsugar Fitness for my … Continued

Underestimate Me.

“Underestimate me. That’ll be fun” I have always been a rebellious woman. Tell me I can’t do something and I will almost guarantee I will go against you. Try to predict what I will do, what I will say or how I will react and I will almost certainly swerve the other way. It was … Continued

The Definition of Beauty

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@mindsetforlifeltd) on Apr 6, 2017 at 7:03am PDT Can we just talk about how fucking transient the concept of beauty is? I grew up in Hong Kong where I was considered beautiful because of my mixed ethnicity. “Mixed babies are the most beautiful” – I was always told. Until … Continued