Am I Really Socially Promiscuous Because of Facebook?

Recently, an article ran in the LA Times about how women who post lots of photos of themselves on facebook value appearance and need lots of attention. The article goes on to say that women who spent a lot of time managing their profiles, the number of photos they shared, the size of their online networks and how promiscuous they were in terms of “friending” behavior and have the largest social networks were more highly vested in their appearance. I have 2,287 facebook friends. ...more

I have a fitness blog in which I post pictures of myself. I also tweet pictures of myself - ...more

Intuitive Eating Explained

I have mentioned the words "intuitive eating" a lot on this blog, but it occurred to me that perhaps this might be greek to a few people. After all, less than a year ago I had never heard of intuitive eating myself. The most common reaction I get from people who first hear about intuitive eating is that I'm giving up. I'm embracing the idea of spending my life extremely overweight so that I can indulge in all the sweets I can get my hands on. ...more

Is My Butt Big?

Dear Daughter~Subject:  Does my butt look big?I think body image is the most difficult subject to explain to a young woman, men, and God.  I know this to be true because I've started this letter to you a dozen to the power of ten, times.  Whether you realized it or not, you’ve watched me struggle with the body image issue all the days of your adult life.  First of three points I want to make is that it's not a one-time lesson you'll commit to memory, like learning to make a béchamel sauce; sadly, your obsession with your body is the single greatest person...more

Loving away self-hatred

We live in a society where it is rather in vogue to be dissatisfied with at least something when it comes to your own appearance. Younger and younger children are being fed lies about how they should look. There's such a huge focus on the outward appearance that it often leaves little time for development on the inside....more

Just Your Everyday Super Model

I see you sizing me up in the grocery store, you sweet young thing. You may not be able to place this feeling quite yet, but I'll give it a name for you. Envy. ...more
Ain't this the truth girl!!!  So this whole "fat" getting "old" thing can be an embraceable ...more

Welcome To My Dark Carnival: The Beginning (Part 2, may be triggering)

Scale of Lies! Gaze into the crystal ball of Madam Marie Claire! See our newest funhouse, Mutilation Madness! Ride the Cocaine Train and the hellacious Bulimicoaster! Visit the Halls of Increasingly-Cherubic Mirrors, now with Talking Conscience! Every step you take drags you deeper into the abyss! Nobody knows where it ends, and some don't ever see daylight again! Are you willing to risk it all in the Dark Carnival?...more

Heart Break for Japan

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Inner Critic

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Dead Girl Walking

….And the School Nurse says, “Next…” and you are walking the last mile.  Unlike the walk to the “chamber” or the “chair” there was no “last meal request.”  In fact, you haven’t eaten since noon the previous day when the principal announced over the P.A. that, “Tomorrow is Weight Day.”...more

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