Posts in category "body image"

True Confessions: It's My Last Blog

True Confessions: It's My Last Blog
I’ve made the painful decision to quit blogging for ChicagoNow. It’s not that I don’t love you all or love writing. I’m just getting too busy. I’m very grateful to say I’m too busy. I have many awesome clients right now plus my part-time gig at Planet Access Company Store just became a full-time promotion to Manager.... Read more »

True Confessions: Pinterest Depresses Me

True Confessions: Pinterest Depresses Me
I’ve been really confessional lately. Sorry I can’t help it. I love love love Pinterest. I’m a visual person and I find it a very helpful tool to organize my visual refs and things that inspire me. It’s a good tool for those who love to make treasure maps or vision boards. I like to... Read more »

Mae West: A Body Image Icon

Mae West: A Body Image Icon
“I don’t like myself, I’m crazy about myself.” ~ Mae West I recently came to the point in my life when I really needed to adopt a spiritual badass. I needed to be inspired by a larger-than-life persona. Maybe other people prefer more serene spiritual guides but Mae West works for me. Why? She is... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

New Year's Eve Resolutions vs. Intentions

New Year's Eve Resolutions vs. Intentions
I don’t know about you but New Year’s Eve can bring up a lot of issues. Most of us have been enjoying yummy food for weeks and now we have to get clean by Sunday! Plus New Year’s Eve is probably the most competitive of all the holidays. It’s a holiday filled with comparisons. Who... Read more »

How to Use the Winter Solstice to Rest, Renew and Rejuvenate

How to Use the Winter Solstice to Rest, Renew and Rejuvenate
Perhaps you have been wondering why you have felt so tired, slow or sluggish lately? During the Winter Solstice animals hibernate and its simply natural to feel a bit like you’re in slow-mo. If you have been beating yourself up about your lack of productivity then maybe you need a different outlook. One of my... Read more »
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True Confessions: Maybe I Dress Too Young Part II

Model Susan Hersh. I was shopping in Sephora recently and was happy to see Susan Hersh's photo on a large display.
Now that I’m 41 I am really seeing how the media is not really focused on my age bracket. They really want women to compete to be THE HOT GIRL and if you’re not you have no value. It takes a lot of inner work to feel good about yourself in this world. It only... Read more »