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If This is Progress Where the Hell Are We Going?

The blogosphere is confusing the hell out of me. Specifically the supposed advocacy blogosphere, which says it's watching out for body image and female progress. In previous years these advocates would argue that certain toy companies excluded…
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I'm Sorry Jess Weiner

Last year I wrote a post about Jess Weiner's body issues. I feel bad about it. I want to apologize and make amends. Jess Weiner's body issues are Jess Weiner's body issues. They are her issues whether she chooses to talk about them in public…
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Soul Path: Shit Skinny Girls Deal With

Since I had the babies and have been on a journey to get back to my optimal weight by improving my lifestyle, learning to love exercise and eating consciously and intuitively I've learned a lot about my body. Since getting a thyroid condition…
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Oh Body, Oh Messenger

  This is a thyroid. Notice how it is shaped like a butterfly. A butterfly is a symbol of transformation. It has lived a life as caterpillar then wound itself tightly into a cocoon and rested, then broke free, morphing itself with…
The Internet is inundated with criticism about media's responsibility for girls and women's body image these days. With the proposed Self Esteem Act, which demands responsibility of both government and media, and well-meaning, do-gooding,…
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The Self Esteem Act is a Stupid Waste of Time

This is not real beauty. The photographs you see in magazines, on television, on the Internet and on billboards have been Photoshopped and touched up. The real people in them don't look like this at all. All of their flaws have been…
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4th Grade Puberty Whirlwind

"Half the 4th Grade girls have boobs and wear bras," Ainsley reported. "Really? Like, for real?" I asked, stunned because no one had boobs until like the 7th Grade when I was in school. "Like they really need bras?" "Yeah." "Well, give…
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"Demi Lovato Hates Herself," she said.

"You're lucky you got my hair, it's gorgeous," I say while I am curling her hair before school. The last six months is the first time in her life she has allowed me any access at all to her hair, because she wants more intricate styles than…
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Jess Weiner & Eating Disorders

Oh the hoopla over Jess Weiner's article in Glamour Magazine, "Did Loving My Body Almost Kill Me?" going to a doctor, finding out that she's 250 pounds, pre-diabetic and her cholesterol sucked and then having the audacity to do something about…
Time Magazine has an article stating that the "difference between earnings between the typical good-looking worker and the below-average-looking worker over a lifetime is $230,000." David Hammerish has spent 20 years researching this and…
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Soul Path: Seven Demons

. . . and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities— Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had come seven demons, Luke 8: 2 New King James Version (NKJV) Anxiety Depression Addiction (smoking, Xanex,…
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Write Your Kid a Book

One of the best things I do for my kids is write them a book for their fifth birthday. I wrote one for Ainsley when she turned five, Ainsley, Perfect You and this week I gave Zack his, Incredible Zacktastic. I want them to know who they…