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Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot: Your Summertime Self-Esteem Guide

As the weather heats up, we're hearing more and more talk about bathing suit stress. So we put together a go-to guide with this season's best self-esteem boosting posts. Check it out.

A Body Confidence Awakening: How I Learned to Stop Hiding Behind My Towel 19-year-old Holly spent years feeling insecure and avoiding vacations so she wouldn't have to be seen in a bathing suit. Then something changed.


Ladies, It's Time to Stop Hiding Behind Your Beach Towel Hanna Brooks Olsen was so inspired by Holly's post that she decided to write a post of her own--a call to action for ALL of us. Are you up for the challenge?


Gabi Gregg Rocks Her "Fatkini" We heart Gabi Gregg. The fashion blogger was sick of stupid rules about what swimwear she "should" or "shouldn't" wear. So she posted a photo of herself in a bikini. And it struck a nerve.


Summer Anthem 14-year-old Lily writes about her friend's wise words to her when she didn't want to take the pool plunge: "You are only going to live one Summer 2012. Don't just dip your toes into it. Put your whole self in!"


5 Tips for Staying Sane When the "Bikini Season" Talk Starts to Get Crazy Nearly 60% of you said that the body talk around you this time of year is constant. Everyone seems to be stressing about the start of "bikini season." Is it possible to keep a healthy perspective? Yes! And we'll tell you how.


Expert Q & A: "Help, I'm surrounded by bodysnarkers!" Have you ever been witness to snarky commentary about people's bodies at the pool or beach? Do you feel helpless to stop it? We asked an expert for advice on how to handle bodysnarkers.


Healthy Summer Pledge 2012 A Voice in Recovery asks, "So what can you do to ensure that summer doesn’t take you and those you care about down the path of unhealthy dieting and engaging in body despair?" You can start by signing her Healthy Summer Pledge!




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