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My Naked Truth, Kindle Contest & .99 Dream Making

Guess what? I’m practically skipping with glee. My memoir, The Year of YES!, is coming out on Tuesday. Yes, October 21, 2014. THIS Tuesday. I’m giving you a heads up that I could really, really use a favor from you. It’s easy and it’s…
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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…
I have to confess that my passions have pretty much been fueled by anger since my tumultuous adolescence. Anger about gender inequity in general. Anger about horrible, awful, violent, terrible things that men have done to me in the past. Anger…
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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…
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Madly In Love with Me Day, Feb. 13

Madly In Love With Me Day is Feb. 13. Most likely it's not a coincidence that it's the day before Valentine's Day. MadlyInLoveWithMe.com is sparking the party. (Perhaps Hallmark will catch on?) If you, or your daughter, have a difficult…
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These Naked Ladies Look Just Like YOU! (You're HOT!)

Remember when Glamour Magazine ran a photo of Lizzy Miller? Glamour got such a positive response they are running an entire feature story on "plus-sized" women, These Bodies are Beautiful at Every Size. (Yeah, yeah, how dare they call a…
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The Girl Revolution Book Review Week - Willow

I have all these books lying around the house guilting me every time I walk by. Whether I request the book or not, I feel guilty if I don't write about a free book. So, this is Book Review Week at The Girl Revolution. Willow, for instance.…
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The Girl Revolution Book Review Week (Willow)

I have all these books lying around the house guilting me every time I walk by. Whether I request the book or not, I feel guilty if I don't write about a free book. So, this is Book Review Week at The Girl Revolution. Willow, for instance.…
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Mother-Daughter Self Image

This is Ainsley's Madmen self image. She doesn't get to watch Madmen, but she hyjacked my self image, so I stepped back and  let her create herself. This is my self image. I tried to be as realistic as possible. This may say a lot about…
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Swimsuits, Clothes & Body Image

One major secret to a positive body image is wearing the right clothing for your body. Clothing that doesn't show everything is clothing that cleverly hides flaws and private areas. Like the above dress, for instance. I don't want to mislead…
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Self-Objectification and Low Self-Esteem

We all know how objectification works, some men see women as an object for their sexual pleasure. But, what happens when girls and women begin to see themselves as an object for men's sexual pleasure? The Association for the American Psychological…
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Self-Loathing Sin Bank

Vacation Rerunby Tracee SiouxI am going to put a self-loathing sin piggy-bank (pardon the pun) on my kitchen table.Naomi Wolf has a great quote which is taped on my bathroom mirror, "The mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance vaccinates…