11 Ways to Love Your Body

You and I both know that it's important to learn to love our bodies. But it's one thing to know know it, and quite another thing to convince our hearts to actually do it. For most women, making that transition is very, very difficult. Learning to really love our bodies is often a long process that includes lots of stops and starts along the way....more

I've Got The MomBod ,and I'm Making it Okay

The Dad Bod …  I still can’t get over that this is a thing now.  Why is this a thing?  Who came up with it?  I bet it was a dude. Had to be.  I can see it now,  a group of guys sitting in a bar (or maybe a park with the kids) discussing their bodies like a bunch of teen girls over beer and fried food,  smoking cigars....more

Do Yoga Selfies Help or Hurt a Yoga Practice?

Yoga is usually done in a studio with a teacher and other students. The students will be of varying levels, each person with their own strengths and challenges. It's hard not to look at the person practicing next to you and not make a comparison. Trust me, I will not lie and tell you that I do not do this myself. I know how hard it can be. I use Instagram for my own photos and follow quite a few impressive yogis who seem to always be able to whip out an arm balance on a table or a handstand on a beach. I will see an insane pose from these yogis and think to myself, "There is no way I will ever be able to do that." ...more
I say let a person do what they want. It's not hurting anyone else. If anything, just make sure ...more

What I Learned About Impossible Beauty Standards Via Photoshop

I was sixteen years old when I finally decided to confront the horrible body image issues I'd been fighting for the last ten years of my life. I was tired of looking at advertisements, music videos and magazines that never reflected my body type or features. I was even more tired of being depressed about it. That's when the idea for Beutiful came to me, and that's when I started to release myself from those impossible beauty standards....more

I just walked to the mailbox in my swimsuit. And then what?

I just walked to the mailbox wearing my bathing suit... ...more

10 best tips for youthful looking skin

Everyone strive for better looking skin, and that includes the men out there. Taking care of the skin is not a gender specific thing though it may seem like women are more into skincare than men. Skin types and skin care issues vary and for the purposes of this blog post, I will not be discussing that. This post is for anyone who already has a skincare routine in place and is wanting to achieve or maintain healthy youthful looking skin....more

What're you selling Girl?

Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.Janis Joplin In one of my many roles, I meet young women looking to improve themselves. Sometimes, they arrive in tank tops, that leave little to the imagination. ...more

My Review After 21 Days of Beachbody's PiYo

About thirty days ago, a friend of mine was raving on and on about how she had become a Beachbody coach, and how the programs had totally changed her life. Her enthusiasm was so infectious, I found myself jumping at the chance to sign up. After looking at some of the things that they had to offer, I chose to try PiYo. Everything that I read said that it had modified exercises for even the very beginner, such as myself. However, I've heard that so many times with other workouts and they aren't really modified at all, making them wastes of money that sit and collect dust. ...more

To Spanx or Not to Spanx

Recently I was signing my book at a really Important Book Signing Event. And yes, I know I keep talking about this, like over and over, but to be honest this whole thing is totally consuming mah LIFE, I tell you. I am a Big Deal! I am super Excited! I am certainly too Famous for cleaning the cat box! If I keep posting about it perhaps the small counterparts in my family might agree!So far, it’s not worked. I still have to feed them. Needy varmints....more