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Tuesday 29 April 2014
Life Opinion

what to do after you’ve given yourself permission to shine?

Alice McShane
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  Has anyone else noticed the terrifying lack of instructions on how to actually go about loving yourself? However, there is an overwhelming amount of life improvement lists upon which this handy trick appears. Invariably loving yourself pops up in the top spot, number one in a list of ways to make yourself happy or…
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Wednesday 5 December 2012
Featured Opinion

if only i’d known: it’s healthy to love yourself

Maryam K
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There’s something really daunting about confessions of love, often because their validity seems to rely on the reaction of another. According to almost every girl I know and every “girl bible” ever, you’re never supposed to say I love you first. I have my own, probably controversial opinion about that, which I promise to divulge…
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Tuesday 23 October 2012
Culture Featured

99 tips for a better world: smile at yourself in the mirror (3 of 99)

Sarah Fortuna

This relatively new column is about the small things we can do every day to make the world a better place. Last week I talked about developing your own personal diversity strategy. The week before I talked about Fairtrade coffee. At first I didn’t think today’s topic fit so neatly into my “99 tips for…
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Wednesday 17 October 2012

i am my own worst enemy. my weapons are self-sabotage

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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‘Are you still interested in the job?’ ‘No.’ ‘Do you still want to come out?’ ‘No.’ ‘Are you going to buy that?’ ‘No.’ Later on: WHY DID I SAY NO? If self-sabotage were a job, I’d be the CEO of the company. I can’t remember when I first became aware that I have a tendency…
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Thursday 3 May 2012

I’m Siobhan, and I love my body

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Here at lip, we’re used to talking about embracing and loving ourselves. Positive body image is at the forefront of unlocking our true potential, for flaunting (tastefully) who we are makes for one less challenge to overcome in a world full to the brim with challenges. I wrote about Jetta Vegas and her Positive Mental…
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Sunday 12 February 2012

love out loud: self-love valentine

Dunja Kay

When people ask me what kind of writing I do, I usually say that, amongst other things, I write a column about relationships. Most people correctly assume that I write about romantic relationships, usually between two people, and usually between a lady and a dude (apologies about this; I try really hard to be inclusive…
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Tuesday 8 November 2011

the weighting game

lip magazine

Females are amazing. We do amazing things. We say amazing things. We give birth to amazingness. So why do we beat ourselves up so much about what we look like? Why is a search for perfection so viciously tiring on ourselves? Let me tell you a story. A couple of years ago I made the…
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