Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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Loving Our Bodies Through Depression And Beyond

When Jillian Michaels said that she didn't plan on ever getting pregnant because she couldn't see "doing that to (her) body," my buttons were pushed. Lots and lots of my buttons were pushed. My body image buttons, my proud-mama buttons, my feminist-critique-of-the-culture (aka my why-do-we-never-see-real-womens-bodies-in-popular-culture, and my why-does-everyone-expect-me-to-look-like-I-did-at-25) buttons, my where-are-all-the-good-feminist-role-model buttons, and some buttons that I'd forgotten I had. And I lost my temper, a bit. I'm feeling a little badly about that. I stand by the substance of my general arguments, mind you, but still. I shouldn't have let my temper get the better of me. ...more

And there's another side...which for some reason, seems rarely acknowledged...

Those born ...more

New Healthy Recipe: Chocolate Nutty Spread

This easy recipe by Farah Nazarali offers a healthy, delicious and functional treat using raw cacao. Chocolate is one of the most complex foods known to us on this planet. With over 300 compounds, including zinc, magnesium, essentially fatty acids, and anti-oxidants, it's no surprise that civilizations past revered chocolate. ...more