My Life With Anorexia

What you are about to read is a candid disclosure of my experience with Anorexia Nervosa. It's part memoir, part field guide, but pretty much all naked from an emotional perspective, so I ask respectfully for your gentleness in digesting these pieces of my heart....more

My Quest to Love My Body and My Weight

How often I’ve heard women saying, “I love my 40s! I finally don’t care what anybody else thinks! I have confidence! I love my body! I’m sexy as hell! I’m going to wear that damn bikini!” or some such variation. I keep waiting for that confidence that was supposed to come with this stage of my life. I’m into the second half of my fifth decade, and when someone from my youth finds me on Facebook, I still dread them seeing my photos. I’m a good 40 pounds heavier than I was in my college days....more
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Why I Don't Care About Swimsuit Season

One of my favourite mantras is "Let go of what no longer serves". Swimsuit season in its current interpretation doesn't serve me anymore.  I mean once upon a time, I used to look forward it, a time to show off my achievements. There was nothing quite like fun in the sun and the sand, and a respite from the never ending rain. Somewhere along the way, it was hijacked and bastardized by the fitness marketing industry and it lost its luster. When starting my fitness journey, I had to find my “why”, and I quickly realized that swimsuit season wasn’t going to be it....more

How to Follow the 80/20 Rule for Being Healthy

As a fitness professional, it's expected that I follow the rules. I work out almost every day, I rarely take a day off. I hardly ever eat out. I eat clean and commit to my daily Shakeology. Sounds good right? Where are those abs? Come on baby belly, when will you leave me? I still cheat almost daily. I allow myself to have one cookie. Sometimes I eat an extra carb. ...more
calmabrave I have lost 60 lbs. Most of that was because I stopped binging and cheating. If I do ...more

Things Small-Busted American Women and Dutch Women Have in Common

In a recent interview involving two specialty lingerie shops that cater to small-busted and petite wome...more

Being Comfortable in Your own Skin

I have realized that I am more superficial then I thought. I never thought before how important my self image is to my self esteem. However, my husband so nicely pointed it out to me recently that my confidence and over all self esteem has changed since we were married. The reason behind my self doubt is that I weigh more and look different then I did 4 years ago. ...more

Why We Need More 'Relatable' Women Out There

Last week, I read an article online about a new “realistic” fashion doll called Lammily that would rival Barbie’s unattainable and quite frankly, ridiculous proportions.  Here she is:Get em, gurrrrl....more

Is My Butt As Sexy As Kim's?

Is My Butt As Sexy As Kim's?...more

#FeminismIn100Words – the whole shebang

Over the last week I have posted 100 words a day about feminism. Here they are all together. What can you say about feminism in 100 words? The lips, the teeth, the tip of the tongue…There has been a lot of talk about whether or not the words ‘feminism’ and‘feminist’ have lost their purpose....more

Does Any Woman Really Need Peach Scented Nethers?

So I was shown an article today about the possibility of peach scented girly bits. Yeah, you read that right.Oh, and it was developed by dudes.Thanks, dudes! Peach in woman's hands, Image Credit: Shutterstock...more
carriewible You have a very noble way of commenting. Some people are just so downright nasty, ...more