My Issue With “Real Women” Ad Campaigns

  I love seeing ad campaigns like Dove’s Real Beauty and Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel, and I applaud them for using women of different shapes, sizes, ages and ethnicities to market their brands. I also find singer Megan Trainor and her smash hit “All About That Bass” uplifting and refreshing. But these messages are incomplete....more

Taking Baby Steps For Your Post-Baby Body

Here in Toronto, the start of August signals the imminent end to our too-short summer season. Almost every year around this time, I come to one clear revelation: I didn’t get my summer body as "on point" as I wanted it to be. And almost every year around this time, I make another promise: Next year, I swear I’ll do better. ...more
I love that you revelled in your pregnancy curves! It's amazing how our bodies change during ...more

The Do Everything B*tch: Ronda Rousey on Her Body Being Too Masculine

MMA fighter Ronda Rousey recently fired back at critics in a UFC video promoting her August 1 fight with Bethe Correia. Some see Rousey’s body huge and masculine. On the contrary, she sees every muscle on her body as having a meaningful purpose and not just simply something to be looked at: [6:09]...more

11 Ways to Love Your Body

You and I both know that it's important to learn to love our bodies. But it's one thing to know know it, and quite another thing to convince our hearts to actually do it. For most women, making that transition is very, very difficult. Learning to really love our bodies is often a long process that includes lots of stops and starts along the way....more

What I Learned About Impossible Beauty Standards Via Photoshop

I was sixteen years old when I finally decided to confront the horrible body image issues I'd been fighting for the last ten years of my life. I was tired of looking at advertisements, music videos and magazines that never reflected my body type or features. I was even more tired of being depressed about it. That's when the idea for Beutiful came to me, and that's when I started to release myself from those impossible beauty standards....more

How having two "bee stings" led to a sweeter life

Let’s talk boobs!I have none – and normally, that’s where the conversation would end for me; but, not today! This time, I have a lot to say about having very little. ...more


 I haven't really talked to much about my Jawbone Up since I got it. Someone asked me weeks ago if I liked it and I just kind of shrugged and said "sure". I really only use it to track steps and sleep.  I'm doing well over the recommended 10,000 steps a day and I mostly get in eight hours of sleep a night. There's an option to enter extra workouts and food, but mostly I don't bother. My extra exercise is just more walking and I forget to put in my yoga time. I never track my food or water. It just seemed too much, too time consuming....more

Winter Weight Gain, Summer Struggles

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I'm overweight. I'm not stupid.

I have been overweight for quite a while, since after the birth of our first child. You know those baby weight pounds you swear you will lose. Well, I never quite lost them and then add on some stress, life and eating my feelings--voila, my weight was here to stay. There have been times where I get frustrated and hop on the weight loss wagon, lose 20+ pounds and then tumble off....more
Exactly! I firmly believe when the time is right and you want it badly enough it happens. Thanks ...more

Mean Girls: Ladies: We Need to Stop Critiquing Ourselves

In the past couple of months, I’ve been lucky enough to spend time with my best girls (different groups) not only here in New York, but also in Florida, North Carolina and Maryland.  I don’t always get to see my closest girlfriends, so I’m extremely thankful and grateful for the visits and mini trips/vacations we plan to get some quality time in....more