Physical Self Image

The Eye of the Beholder

by Bethany (Patchin) Torode

"Do I look okay?" I stared at the worried face of the 13-year-old girl. Her rosy cheeks, shiny hair, and flowery shirt were all spotless, in striking contrast to our surroundings - a dusty, dull grey building in the process of becoming a Mexican church. "You look great," I replied as I wiped the cement splatters and sweat from my brow. This is a missions trip, honey. No one cares what you look like. Just get dirty. [more]

How Do You Habitually Treat Yourself?

By Rosella Aranda

In order to learn how to relieve ourselves of self-defeating patterns, the obvious first step is to become aware of what these patterns are. The easiest way to do this is simply to become a casual observer of your own behavior and to take stock of how you treat yourself. Note both the negative and the positive aspects.[more]

Mirror, Mirror

by Lisa Brock

One of the biggest emotional and psychological problems plaguing the women of America today is the quest for the perfect body. We spend billions of dollars each year on diet programs, exercise equipment and miracle pills in an effort to achieve a more flawless physique. We pay millions more to plastic surgeons, attempting to fix the little "imperfections" we were created with.[more]

The Truth About Body Image

by Alan Fairweather

Have you ever considered how much your body image - your personal packaging, contributes to your business and personal success? The multi million pound cosmetics industry is acutely aware of the value of packaging. You'll know this if you've ever bought anything from those glamorous ladies whose counters are always just inside the front door of Department Stores. [more]

How does body image develop?

Answered by Deborah Newman

How does body image develop? Body image is what you think you look like on the outside. Body image changes from day to day. For example, Karen is the prettiest woman in her circle of friends. When she is out to lunch with them and around town, she never struggles with her body image. [more]

Image Is Everything


When Americans look in the mirror these days, how satisfied are they with what they see? Not very, according to findings from the latest American Demographics exclusive survey, conducted January 15 to 20 by Greenwich, Conn.-based market research firm NFO WorldGroup. When a nationally representative sample of 2,510 adults polled online were asked to rank how happy they are with their physical appearance on a scale of 1 to 10 [more]