It’s 7am. You sit blurry eyed on the edge of the bed clicking off your
fog horn phone alarm. You stumble to the bathroom and flip the switch.
Bam…there you are. Your reflection in the mirror. It begins…”wow look
at those bags..my hair is horrendous…must stop using pore clogging
moisturizer, look at this zit!…” Undressing to climb in the shower
brings another slew of endless thoughts, “damn I need to hit the gym
look at this cellulite…my butt is way too flat…” After a quick shower
and more ruminating over what to wear…”cant wear those jeans because
In case you hadn't heard, this is the month of the 50th birthday of the longest-standing winner of the crown of Most Ambiguous Idol of Women's Power - BARBIE! And, it's also Women's History Month (Irony? Or Not? You decide.)
Spring is coming and I need to get rid my
baby belly/kangaroo pouch. As my 4 week postpartum checkup approaches
this week, I am eagerly awaiting the exercise "go ahead" from my OB.
Aside from a painfully clogged milk duct in one of my breasts and the
symptoms associated with the clog, I am feeling pretty good. However,
this clogged milk duct may be an obstacle to my workout green light. A
part of the treatment for a clogged milk duct requires that you not
When I go shoe shopping I really have no interest in flirting. I much prefer the glory of Manolos to the men who are employed in the shoe salon. I have my favorite places to shop, where I know I will be treated with kindness and attention. And respect.
Would you like to live to 100 years and beyond? Dr. Oz and other medical experts believe that a calorie restriction diet can help people to live longer with a higher quality of life. The calorie restriction diet also focuses on consuming calories that provide a high nutritional value, not just low calorie.
So we may be wrong about bulimia. A new study suggests our stereotype of the binge and purge addicted teen, as most recently exemplified by waspy Blair Waldorf on this season's Gossip Girl, may need to be revised. Rich white teenagers may be at lower risk than a lot of other girls according to a recent study...
Do you "feel" your age? What's your age suppose to feel like anyway? I'm not sure how I am suppose to be feeling at forty-something, but I am feeling more and more like I'm "looking" my age.
The thing is...I don't care enough about how I look to ever go under the knife and have plastic surgery, but I do care enough to wonder about other ways I might be able to maintain a youthful appearance as the years tick by.
Most of us have experienced peer pressure at one time or another,
most likely when we were adolescents. At that time, it was pretty
blatant: ’Buy these jeans, everyone else has them’…‘You need to make
the basketball team, otherwise you’ll be a loser’…‘Try a sip of this
punch or a smoke, it makes you feel great.’ As we get older, however,
peer pressure is more subtle…more damaging. We are confronted with
judgment and pressure from friends, family, colleagues and even the
media, day after day, often all in conflict with one another.
An article about dietitians in last week's LA Times took me back to watching Disney films with my kids. Among all the Disney rubbish that I sat through over the years, I must confess that I love Lilo and Stitch. Despite Disney’s troubling track record when it comes to issues of gender and multiculturalism, in this movie, the animators seemed to have broken their own patterns not only by enchantingly capturing the Hawaiian music and atmosphere, but also by the way they depict the main character.