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to love the skin you’re in

April 6, 2020

Manhattan woman putting on her makeup, looking in the mirror, with her hair in a towel. Negative inner voice can overwhelm your life, but with Manhattan Wellness therapists, you can learn how to quiet them.

When you look at your body in the mirror, what do you see? If there was a long pause to answer this question, it is probably safe to assume the answer is not “I am awesome”. In fact, you’re not the only one who may feel not so great emotions regarding their body. Often times, women find themselves constantly comparing body shapes and images with other women on television, social media or even in the mall.  Indeed, you have every right to feel and be completely honest with yourself, but what happens next? Do you stay in a funk? Or you do you change your circumstance? Change starts mentally first. There are different levels of self- perception.

It is a known fact that people with positive self-images are more susceptible in accomplishing an ideal body goal in comparison to those who see themselves in a negative light and would rather complain than change their situation. When your body image is positive, you are more appreciative and respectful to your body. People with healthy self-images may not always display great confidence in their body image, but they understand that they too are deserving of love and respect especially from themselves.

There is no other person in the world like YOU; therefore, embrace every part of being. How we think of ourselves is how we see ourselves. How we see ourselves impacts how we feel about ourselves and ultimately results in how we carry ourselves. Honest positive body language is the act of one’s self-perception. A person with healthy body goals makes room for improvement, not perfection. When we truly love our bodies, we can live our lives unashamed and free.

Below are tips to improve and maintain positive self- images:

  • Write a list of positive things you love about yourself and post them in your room as positive affirmations. This list comes in handy when you are hard on yourself.
  • Shop for clothes that compliment your shape and make you feel comfortable and secure. This helps with positive body language.
  • Treat yourself every now and then. Life is short. Wear the bikini… enjoy a scoop of ice cream… You deserve it!

A New York City woman eating pizza after finding freedom from disordered eating.

  • Don’t compare yourself with others. Remember that no one is perfect and embrace the flaws that make you beautiful.
  • Surround yourself with people who love and support you. After all, you are working hard at loving yourself daily and you don’t need anyone trying to steal your peace.


At Manhattan Wellness, we understand that with all the messages we receive from the world, it can be difficult to maintain a positive narrative about ourselves. From social media, movies, and even people close to us, it can be hard to drown out the negative. So much so that our inner critic takes over and we forget to show ourselves the same compassion as others. That’s why our female therapists want to support you in building the confidence you need to reach your highest potential. Let us help you create an empowering narrative that will benefit all aspects of your life, from personal to professional. If you are interested in beginning counseling for women:

  1. Submit a Contact Form or Email Us at
  2. Learn More About Our Team and Our Areas of Expertise
  3. Begin Seeing Yourself in a Whole New Light!


Our therapists understand that building confidence takes time and that other issues can come up along the way. To better support you, we offer a variety of services to cater to your individual needs. The therapy services we offer are Therapy for Self Esteem, Anxiety Treatment, and therapy for dating and relationship issues. As well as therapy for college students, support for maternal mental health, body image therapy, and so much more. Are you feel like you’re not living the life you want and need to make changes? Let’s talk about it.

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