Do you have a fear of being seen?

Gosh, it can certainly be vulnerable and scary to put yourself out there in the world. I think many of us women would rather hide under our self-protection blanket because we fear being judged, ridiculed or belittled.

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Let's Get Real About Hair Down There!

The conversation got raw and real. We talked everything from periods, to growing hair in our private areas (Tara thought at the time that this made her a freak!), to vaginal discharge (yes this is something every girl has and is not weird!), to not comparing our lives with the lives of others on social media.

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How are you feeling about Valentine's Day tomorrow?

No matter how hard we try to ignore or downplay this Hallmark holiday, it can bring up a lot of anxiety for so many of us. Doesn't matter whether you're single, in a relationship, having a Galentine's Day celebration or it's just downright complicated - we can still place so many expectations on the day. 

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My Top Tips for Beating the Blues!

Soo basically it's no longer the Christmas holidays, we're either back at work or in school, for most of us it's cold outside and our motivational levels are at an all time low.But what Dr Arnall didn't consider is that we all have the incredible ability to shift our emotions very quickly. Ever seen how a baby can go from crying like the world is coming to an end, to laughing and giggling in just a few seconds?

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New Year, New Challenges!

I’m going to be totally honest with you. Because hey, this is Girl UNFILTERED, right? I’m out of my comfort zone. I spent most of the Christmas period in tears, hiding my light and shrouding myself in a cloak of self-protection. Home in England is a distant world from my life in LA. And I love the contrast.  As long as I know I’m leaving again!

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Happiness is the Superpower You Have the Choice to Embrace

My friend was talking about his run on Santa Monica beach. An absolutely gorgeous part of the world that many dream of visiting, let alone living close to. White sand, gorgeous sunsets, palm trees and people out and about enjoying their lives. He said, “Yea I was running thinking about the life I would like to lead.”

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Do I Still Need "Time-out"?!

I was thinking of this whole notion of ‘time-out’ today as I made breakfast for myself in my currently quiet apartment (roommate is on vacation!) After a very busy week of work and travel, I thought to myself, I’m actually glad to be giving myself my very own ‘time-out’!

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I'm not just a "girl".

This evening, my mind was racing and my gut told me to get my butt to my local spin class. And, usually my gut is spot on. So I listened. And half an hour later, I found myself clipping into my bike as a Sia song started to reverberate throughout the room. I took a deep breath. And told myself…

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Hot or Not. I love myself.

Women are compared to one another. And this isn't based on their intelligence, work - ethic or accomplishments. This is simply based on how they look. So  now, as a nation of young women, from the moment we're born, we're programmed to think that our self-worth comes from what we look like. And we think it's ok to judge one another, solely based on whether they're 'hot or not'!

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