I Love My Body & The Body Image Continuum

When I gave birth to my two-year-old daughter, Julia, I weighed 243 pounds. In fourth grade and throughout my first diet, I weighed 102 pounds. When I was in seventh grade, I tipped the scale at 165. When I got married, I weighed 148. Today, as I type this, I am 200.6 pounds. It hurts…

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Formidable Female Manifesto

I see you. Perhaps you are in the dreaded “middle-age” zone and are 35 or older. Maybe you have children, a significant other, or an established career. Your life is set. You no longer think of yourself too much outside of those parameters. Some of your underwear probably has holes, and you likely only have…

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Why we put ourselves down & can’t accept compliments

 Allow me to paint a picture of two successful women who still find it necessary to put themselves down:  As a High School Counselor and Independent College Counselor, I visit 15-ish colleges a year to share firsthand knowledge with my students. Recently I was in line during one such college visit, while making small talk…

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Down with Negative Self-Talk!

I can’t wear that top. It will show my batwing, gross arms. Sebastian and Julia don’t deserve a fat mom. What was I thinking starting this business? I don’t know what I’m doing. Kevin doesn’t deserve a fat wife. I’m probably an embarrassment to him. No man could be attracted to my breasts. My cellulite…

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