You Need To Talk To Your Inner Child

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@mindsetforlifeltd) on Apr 5, 2017 at 8:45am PDT Today I stopped and asked my inner child how she was doing. I put my hand on my heart and stopped moving and sat silent long enough to hear her voice. “I’m scared and worried. I don’t know if life is … Continued

Gratitude

“I still remember the days when I prayed for things I have now” A lot of my body positivity was born out of gratitude. Gratitude for a working body, gratitude for being alive + gratitude for the fact that I survived when others didn’t. Today I am beaming with pride at all the love and … Continued

Chronic Illness and Fatigue

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@mindsetforlifeltd) on Apr 3, 2017 at 4:40am PDT You have no idea how happy it makes me to see a person without chronic illness get it! My friends are those kind of people and you have no idea how much easier it makes my life to not have to … Continued

Being the Fat Friend

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@mindsetforlifeltd) on Apr 1, 2017 at 11:04am PDT There’s a stereotype around being the “fat girl” in a friendship group. She’s the one who sits on the sidelines and never joins in. She’s the one perpetually single and sits silently while all her friends discuss their love life because … Continued

“It Was Me All Along” By Andie Mitchell Book Review

“The amount of life you give up for those 5 pounds is not worth it” THE BODY POSITIVE BOOK CLUB MARCH REVIEW For March, we read “It was Me All Along” by Andie Mitchell which is a story all about self acceptance through weight loss and weight gain and finding balance in life. The quote … Continued

Stop calling women “crazy”

Have you ever found it curious that women seemed to be called crazy more than men? That the word “crazy” is often spoken about when it comes to a woman in love – “don’t date the crazy chick”, “crazy ex girlfriend” etc. Calling a woman crazy is a way of gaslighting. It tells the woman … Continued

Why I am in Body Positivity

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@mindsetforlifeltd) on Mar 28, 2017 at 2:50pm PDT WHY I AM IN BODY POSITIVITY – I worried more about my head being shaved than a brain surgery – I worried more about the scar that was created in a 12 hour surgery than whether I would survive that surgery … Continued

You Don’t Need To Prove Body Positivity

“If you haven’t posed in your underwear yet, are you really a body positive instagrammer?” Why, yes! Yes I am. You can not tell how much someone loves their body by how much skin they show on their page. You can not tell how kind someone is to themselves by how many bikini photos are … Continued

Imperfect Body Positivity

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@mindsetforlifeltd) on Mar 26, 2017 at 1:11pm PDT The other day, I spent the day filming a little something with @bodyposipanda + @thechristinecho . This year, I’d been challenging myself to wear less makeup on camera. But that morning at 5 am, I woke up and just couldn’t. I … Continued

How To Earn Self Love

Before you find self love, you might be fooled into thinking that you have to do something to earn it or deserve it. But once you love yourself, you realise that there is nothing you needed to do in order to be worthy and more importantly, there is nothing you can do to take away … Continued