I Changed My Mind and Lost 8 Pounds

I recently visited an Ayurvedic doctor and she bluntly stated, ‘You’re carrying excess weight for your body type, you probably have 10lbs to lose.’At first I was shocked and slightly insulted. Sister better check herself, doesn’t she know I just ran a half marathon last month? I work in the health industry, I eat cleanly and I exercise often. There is NO WAY 10 pounds can easily fall off this body....more
Hey beetsperminute, YES. I've come to terms with the fact that although I *know* how intricately ...more

A Letter To My Daughter About Loving Her Body

 One of my goals as a mom is to teach my daughter to love her body....more

Pink is NOT Fat.

As someone who has a strong interest in women’s issues, I feel compelled to give my 2 cents about Pink (Does she still spell it with an exclamation point??) & the recent brouhaha about her weight....more
I agree with you 100% What is really annoying is the mainstream media is quick to point fingers ...more

MM - Nothing to conceal

If you haven't guessed by now, the little widget on the side of my blog called, "Featured YouTube Channel" links to my eldest's amazing videos (no, I'm not at all biased - she really is supremely talented). A few days ago, she uploaded one called, "My Dad Does My Makeup!" When I watched it, there was one particular moment that struck me right in the feels -Hubby with a tube of concealer in hand, examines eldest's face -...more

"Look At All That Gray Hair"

Time To Get Fit | Finding Motivation

For as long as I can remember I've struggled with finding and keeping the motivation needed to lose weight. It's always felt odd to me that I could want to lose weight so badly (for years in fact) but have never been able to just make it happen. Since my Meniere's Disease diagnosis I've been forced to realize how long I've taken my good health for granted....more
Hi @swt_catastrophe! I came across your post and wanted to say hello!  :)  I just posted a blog ...more

Why do so many of us struggle with low self-esteem? Is there really a way to manage our insecurities?

What exactly is self-esteem?  According to google, self-esteem is the confidence in one's own worth or abilities.  Do you ever notice how many people struggle with low self-esteem, low confidence, poor self-image, etc.?  I know that just a short while back, I was one of them and knew I had to do something about it if I wanted to become a mental health counselor.  I made the decision to start on a personal development journey and it's made me realize how important this is for each and every one of us....more

The Pushback Against "You can't go forward trying to get your body back."

I mulled over the Motherfigure blog for a few years. I hesitated because my kids are young and my free time is never really “free” (It still isn’t. I’m just ignoring more laundry these days). When my youngest was 3 months old, I also moved to a tiny island in the middle of nowhere, which was a major time suck. ...more

Gosh, You’re Attractive

It’s true.Sometimes it may feel like how good-looking a person is (or isn’t) is the only thing that ever mattered in the world.  But guess what?  It’s not your features that make you attractive.  Nope, it’s not your body, either.Your physical appearance has almost nothing to do with how attractive you are.  Soak that in for a minute.  I think this is important, so I’m going to say it again:...more

Will the "body" campaigns ever end?!

 Am I the only one who is over this whole body thing that’s everywhere? Can we just look the way we look and stop talking about it so much?...more