I Lie to My Daughter About My Poor Body Image

Standing in front of the steam covered bathroom mirror, naked, dripping wet, and quite honestly ashamed of what is looking back at me, my tween daughter barges in. ...more
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shame with a side of fries

I’m trying not to stare while my coworker eats her lunch.Our de facto break room is in use, so she is at her desk. I’m not sure what kind of sandwich she picked up from McDonald’s because her interaction with the french fries has me enthralled. She removes one fry from the red carton and bites. She chews and swallows before taking another bite. It takes her three bites to consume this single fry.How can she do that? I wonder. I wouldn’t call this mindful eating since she is reading a book, but she is not distracted from her deliberate pace....more

Why Body Painting is the Best Thing Ever

First of all, body paint is art.It is sensual creativity expressed on a naked body: the focus is on the art, the paint, not the naked body beneath it.The artists use shadows and colour to emphasize parts of the body that their clients love, and to diminish parts that they don’t. Brilliant colours make different sized breasts look symmetrical, shadows and contouring give the illusion of curve where there is bone, and patterns hide scars from a difficult cancer treatment....more

Exercise and Humiliating Motivation

Take a chance, Talk to a Stranger #ChangeTheConversation

I was trying on clothes in the fitting room.  Stacks and stacks of shirts, jeans and dresses hung on the “Not This Time” hook, needing to go back because they didn’t fit.  Didn’t look right.  Didn’t make me feel good....more

Why You Should Strip Down and Get Naked Pics

So, I'd never modeled before. I am always the awkward one who doesn't know what to do with her hands in photos and ends up making a fist. A lot of my photos look very angry as a result.And, like many, I have a very love-hate relationship with my body. Love my boobs, hate my ... everything else. So, when I was asked by a friend to go with her to her boudoir photography shoot, I scoffed....more

So, I Got a Boob Job

I’m not saying that it’s a good idea for everyone. But I chose to do it, so I am going to bring you all along for the ride: this is my breast augmentation story....more

Your Body is Not a Project

Rockin’ Bod ...more

Health Without the Body Focus

Hi All, First off, this may sound incredibly lame, but the 5 reads that I got on my last blog post was about 5 more than I thought I would receive. So I don’t know if I have repeat readers but if I do thank you!! If I don’t, than still thank you to those reading this and welcome! J ...more


Can I just get something of my chest?I am SO FREAKING sick of reading ‘fashion’ blogs where they say something like… “oh, I sized up to a Small for an oversized look” or “I’m FAR from a size two” when they are maybe a size 6. At most.I love checking out fashion and style bloggers on their blogs and instagram for styling ideas… but OH MY GOD why can’t I find anyone MY size?!...more