Archive for January 2012

Loving Your Body Does Not Mean Letting Yourself Go

Loving Your Body Does Not Mean Letting Yourself Go
Frugivore Magazine covered this very topic in a recent post and makes some valid points. I do believe one should love themselves and his/her body regardless of size. I like Queen Latifah’s Jenny Craig slogan “a size healthy”. Loving your body does not mean lying around, eating whatever you want, and never exercising. If your weight... Read more »

People are Beautiful No.2

Reader Toni Schneidt has this to say about her tattoo: I have always wanted one, but I wanted it to be special. When I became friends with a group of women thru the band Godsmack's forum, I never realized it would be thru them. There is a small group known as the "Smack Sistahs," girls and women on the forum. When the band members had children, this group would collaborate on a quilt. I was privileged enough to be able to do 2. We then got a tattoo designed for the "Smack Sistahs," although it was made available for anyone on the forum. When we delivered the quilt, I went with one of the "Sistahs" and got the tattoo. The next day, we met with the band, gave the quilt to the drummer, who loved it, and he also admired our tattoos. The sun is the band's "logo," the celtic knot in the middle is meant to represent the "Sistahs" never-ending friendship. I added the initials, which are my grandparents'.
I could have titled this post: People with Tattoos are Beautiful. Remember a while back when I wanted to write that tattoo story? Well only one person responded so I have included her photo along with a few other I found via research. I have to say I love chef tattoos and their symbolic dedication... Read more »

How to Avoid the Winter Blues and Find Your Inner Snow Queen

How to Avoid the Winter Blues and Find Your Inner Snow Queen
I’ve written about how summer can diminish self-esteem but I’ve come to the realization that winter can sabotage self-esteem in it’s own cold way. Its hard to feel feminine and sexy in these big winter coats and boots. I feel like a huge Teddy Bear .  .  . a really pale Teddy Bear to be exact. ... Read more »
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True Confessions: I Love Paula Deen

True Confessions: I Love Paula Deen
I know Paula Deen has gotten a lot of bad press lately about her Type 2 Diabetes. I have to confess I love her. I don’t have any of her cookbooks as she does not cater to the allergy-free but I love her warmth and spirit. I must be the strangest foodie because I love... Read more »

If You're on Facebook You've Probably Seen These . . .

If You're on Facebook You've Probably Seen These . . .
I’ve noticed some pro body image links that have been passed on to “friends” lately. The first being that article featuring a photo comparing two models. One of the models is a standard runway model and the second is plus size model Katya Zharkova, who is a size 12. The article states that the runway... Read more »

People are Beautiful No. 1

I came across this post about Asian people with blue eyes. The article calls them pretty freaks of nature. I prefer to just call them pretty. It got me thinking about starting a new segment featuring photos I find of regular people that are beautiful in real or un-photoshopped ways. I’m also open to sharing... Read more »
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My Craving Problem/Solution Guide

My Craving Problem/Solution Guide
Remember last week when I said I would come up with some solutions? Well here it is. Sometimes we are just in the mood for something sweet, crunchy, creamy or chocolaty. Cravings aren’t necessarily all bad. It’s our body’s way of telling us what we need to find balance. I often work to de-code what... Read more »

Rosie's Wonderful New Year Trifecta

Rosie's Wonderful New Year Trifecta
The Rosie I am speaking of is Rosie Molinary, author, speaker, and teacher. She is one of my favorite body image mentors. Rosie’s second book, Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self Acceptance, was published in October 2010 by Seal Press.  Hijas Americanas, her book on Latina body image in America, was published by... Read more »

Post Holiday Depression?

Post Holiday Depression?
I have been a fan of Conscious Divas for a while. If you are not familiar with them you’ll want to be because their site is a great resource for the truly authentic and conscious diva. Their missions is to give inner growth a sexy voice through expert women authors who write about love, health, business... Read more »
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Easing Into Your Resolutions . . .

Easing Into Your Resolutions . . .
I’m continuing my theme of being gentle despite the typical New Year’s Madness. In addition to writing this blog I also guest blog for Living Harvest Tempt. You’ve probably seen their products at Whole Foods. I give an enthusiastic thumbs up to their tasty and allergy free Ice Cream Bars. Here’s my recent post for LH on... Read more »