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Have The Hard Conversations

June 21, 2018

Have the hard conversations in life. A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) on May 2, 2018 at 9:56am PDT Be honest in how you feel and tell the people you love what you need. This is how we grow (like plants 🌱 😂). This is how we do better 💪🏽. When you’ve fostered unhealthy … Continued

Meet Baby Michelle

June 19, 2018

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) on Apr 30, 2018 at 9:28am PDT I came across an old picture of me and I just couldn’t not share. The photo right after this one is me putting my toe in my mouth. I used to do that as a child A LOT, and I think … Continued

Falling Off The Bandwagon

June 17, 2018

This is the face of a woman who just enjoyed the gym for the first time in 5 months. And no, I didn’t “fall off the bandwagon”. We hear this phrase all the time. A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) on Apr 26, 2018 at 10:12am PDT I consciously chose to stop going to … Continued

When You Aren’t The Only One Anymore

June 15, 2018

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) on Apr 24, 2018 at 10:37am PDT In the last two years, I’ve had way too many friends be affected by serious and long term illness. I used to hate that I was the only person who’d gone through health problems but it turns out I hate it … Continued

When Opinions Invade Your Head

June 13, 2018

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) on Apr 22, 2018 at 9:39am PDT An hour before this photo, I was crying. The night before this photo, I was crying. Whilst I’m never going to be a person who uploads a selfie of me post-crying, because it’s the last thing on my mind, I’ve always … Continued

Shopping Plus Size In Store

June 11, 2018

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) on Apr 20, 2018 at 10:31am PDT This post in honour of all the pairs of earrings and scarfs I bought that I didn’t want, just so I could pretend to shop with my friends… I was shopping at the weekend with a friend when we walked into … Continued

The Difference Between Confidence And Arrogance

June 9, 2018

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) on Apr 18, 2018 at 9:20am PDT In order for you to have an insecurity, you have to hold that insecurity in your mind for longer than a second to create it. I was in a coaching seminar the other day when they wanted us to practice on … Continued

Am I Trying To Prove Something?

June 7, 2018

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) on Apr 16, 2018 at 10:23am PDT Do I not wear makeup to prove a point? Do I purposely wear a bikini to show people how OK I am with my scars? Do I flaunt my fat as a way of proving people wrong? No. Trust me when … Continued

You Are An Expert In Your Own Body

June 5, 2018

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) on May 27, 2018 at 10:05am PDT You are an expert in your own body. You know when something is wrong and even if doctors are telling you otherwise, follow your intuition! One of the main things I’m passionate about in body positivity is advocacy in a doctor’s … Continued

You Can Have Two Contradictory Emotions

June 5, 2018

We often get this frustration when we get an emotion that doesn’t “make sense”. Examples: – Why am I angry instead of sad when someone passes away? – Why am I feeling fear on the exact same walk I’ve done everyday for the last year? – Why do I feel sad and happy at the … Continued