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Lean Into Your Dreams

    Six years ago, in the garage of my old house, I led my very first workshop. There were seven women present who each paid a fee of $59 to attend. This day I gave birth to my first business, bodyheart. When I recently came across the photo (shared below), tears ran down my […]

What are you doing to make a first impression?

I can still remember what I wore the first day of freshman year of college. I was dead set on wearing an adorable fall outfit and I ignored the 90-something degree weather to sport my new flare jeans and long-sleeve top. I was sure that this super-cute outfit would impress everyone I met and make […]

Thinking about Women’s History Month

Each year, women’s history month is a time of reflection for me. It allows me time to take inventory on how I’m doing and where I’d like to go. It’s a month where I choose to honor the strong leadership of women who have gone before me. This morning, as I was searching through new […]

How to combat body bashing resolutions

The start of a new year always brings the inevitable feeling of a need to create resolutions that will change you! I’m all for goal planning and going for your dreams. However, each New Year I speak with women who have a laundry list of resolutions to change their bodies. It hurts me to watch […]

Looking for the “one?”

I’m a fan of taking stock and setting new goals and intentions every year. I’ve done it for as long as I can remember. And, I remember years – at least five years in a row (if not more) – writing down the EXACT. SAME. THING. I want: A body I love. To be making […]

Comparison is the thief of joy

by Amber Krzys It seems the story of comparison is never ending—and always manages to find fuel to source it. The one thing I know for sure is that: “Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt It will block you from success 100% of the time. Why? Because it doesn’t allow you access […]

A new initiative to fight unrealistic body image

Over eight years ago, Stacy Nadeau was featured in Dove’s Real Beauty campaign. Today, both Stacy and the campaign continue to fight the war against unrealistic looking women in advertising and media. Dove featured Stacy’s popular photo of her posing in her underwear as part of their new initiative: a Photoshop action that reverts touched-up […]

Kate Winslet is proud of her body, are you?

Kate WInslet. I love her. Always have. And today, I love her even more. I recently read a quote by her that made a huge impact. It left a mark in my mind and heart, and brought even more attention to an important change that needs to be made in the conversation: “As a child, […]

Getting students to love the body they’re in

Amber Krzys was obsessed with having “the perfect body.” She believed that being thinner would get her the happiness and success she was so desperately seeking. Finally, she landed her dream job—she was working on Broadway in Mamma Mia. But once she got it, the realization that she was still consumed with negative thoughts and […]

Education on healthy body image

Women’s Education – Women’s Empowerment is the theme for this years Women’s History Month. March is all about celebrating women and all the ways they contribute to a healthy, vibrant community! This year, Women’s History Month—an annual acknowledged month that highlights contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society—focuses on the education of […]

Finding Strength on Your Worst Self-Esteem Days

Stacy Nadeau encourages young women all over the country to focus on the positive and feel great about themselves. In 2005, she was one of six women who posed on a Times Square billboard in their underwear. Stacy uses her experience as a Dove Real Beauty model to start teaching women the importance of a […]