Raising a Daughter to Love Herself {Happy 10th Birthday to Mackenzie}

So today is an emotional day for me!! I’ve managed to keep another human being alive and well adjusted for 10 years running! ;-) Happy 10th birthday to my amazing daughter, Mackenzie! ...more

What's All the Buzz About "Fat Talk"?

Lately, I've been seeing a lot of press about a phenomenon known as "fat talk" -- a type of discussion being attributed almost exclusively to women. It's a back-and-forth conversation in which we make disparaging remarks about our bodies. It usually starts with one individual saying something like "Ugh, my butt looks so huge in these jeans". This generates a cacophony of competing comments, such as, "Never mind your butt, just look at the size of my thighs."...more
We have a body that is such a marvel. Its a whole universe. Yet so many women have almost ...more

Let's go shopping

Today we are going to talk about that thing that most women have a love hate relationship with. The thing that creates both excitement and despair. Shopping....more

Living My Authentic Life: No Strings Attached

I'm a guest over at The Closet Narcissists today. Please click over to check it out. You'll love the fun things on their site and I hope you'll even like today's post....more

No, no! I'm much fatter than you.

Image SourceI am beginning to belie...more

You Are What You Think

Every day I want you to give yourself 1 compliment, so that by the end of the 21 days you should have 21 compliments. They can be visual or internal, just make sure that you’re writing them down. I want to see and hear about them, so please write them in the comments box below. ...more

I don't know if anyone other than the two of us are taking this challenge but we're up to Day ...more

Gives Me Hope and Operation Beautiful: Can You Change the World With Positive Thinking? Yes.

Part two of a two-part post: Caitlin Boyle of OperationBeautiful.com and Gaby Montero of GivesMeHope.com both seem to say based on their experiences with being more positive and how people have responded to their motivational Web sites and blogs that we humans greatly underestimate thinking positively. ...more

I'm a teacher at a small HS, and the bullying that I read about in the news has really impacted ...more