Your Body Is Not A Qualification

I’m so done with all these industry “experts” who believe that by simply by having a good body they are qualified to help people. Having a 6 pack does not mean you are a trained fitness professional. Having a thin society-approved body doesn’t mean you are a qualified nutritionist. Just because you have lots of … Continued

Skiing With Body Positivity

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@mindsetforlifeltd) on Mar 4, 2017 at 7:09am PST THIS IS WHAT YOU WON’T SEE ON MY SOCIAL MEDIA. As most of you know, I am on a ski trip right now, and whilst people on my personal Facebook will see a slideshow of pictures above of me looking like … Continued

Hating someone else’s body won’t help you love yours.

“Look at that skinny bitch” “If I were her, I would hate myself” “Some of us can’t just eat whatever we want” “It’s alright for some” “If I had her body, I would feel disgusting” “It’s almost as if she’s given up on life” Hating on another person’s body is unacceptable whether it’s body shame … Continued

Body Positive Sex – A Scarlet Ladies Talk

Two weeks ago, I went to the most amazing talk held by the Scarlet Ladies on Body Positive Sex and was blown away by the honesty of the panelists. The panel was hosted by Alix Fox and comprised of Lottie L’Amour, Rachael Sealy, Paisley Gilmour and Sarah Beilfuss. Each woman shared their own personal experiences … Continued

Don’t Be Afraid To Stand Out!

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@mindsetforlifeltd) on Mar 2, 2017 at 9:59am PST Don’t be afraid to stand out! Wear those bright leggings, be unique! Embrace your difference. As you might have seen in my Instagram Stories, I absolutely love dance parties! They are my new favourite thing to do and this is coming … Continued

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls Book Review

I have so many favourite quotes from Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls by Jes Baker @themilitantbaker but this is one of my favourites. @gabifresh says it so perfectly – society only approves of fat women if they basically disown the fact that they are fat and agree that they know how awful they … Continued

The world has scars, and so do you.

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@mindsetforlifeltd) on Feb 27, 2017 at 10:44am PST “See even this world has scars, she would say. And look how beautiful they can be.” 😰😭 The moment I saw beauty in my scars was a powerful one. There so much artistry in my surgery scars, the symmetry and the … Continued

How To Wear What Scares You

“How can I wear a bikini like you?” “What do I do if I hate wearing shorts?” “How do I gain the confidence to wear dresses?” I get asked a lot how did I get the confidence to wear a bikini for the first time or how to wear shorts if you are insecure about … Continued

Reclaiming You Episode With Sarah Vance

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@mindsetforlifeltd) on Feb 25, 2017 at 8:36am PST Spend a moment and think about this: – How many opportunities have you turned down because of your body? – How many hours a day do you spend putting yourself down? – How many times have you said no just in … Continued

Living With Scars And Facial Disfigurements

Meet this lovely woman, Phyllida Swift @phyllswift – she was in a car accident in Ghana 16 months ago which left her with a facial disfigurement. I sat down with her to have a conversation about scars as part of Scarred Not Scared. I think something which isn’t talked about enough is the difference between … Continued