Category Archives: Body Positivity

A Thanksgiving PSA

A little PSA as we approach Thanksgiving and all the holiday things. This morning I heard my first calorie shaming comment of the season – you know, the whole “REMEMBER! The average American eats X calories at Thanksgiving dinner. That … Continue reading

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Cheers to 2016!

Be an artist with your life this year. Cheers to a new chapter filled with adventure, abundance and all of this wisdom from Margaret Atwood. And if you’re looking for a little inspiration in a sea of “New Year, New … Continue reading

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These women will inspire you to write your own story (& love yourself while you’re at it.)

Camille DePutter, the incredible woman behind Storytelling with Heart, is a storyteller who coaches others to put their own journey into words. She recently curated a selection of work about body image – true superhero work. “For many women, the … Continue reading

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Why Monday isn’t about “starting over”

Confession: I started writing this a couple of weeks ago with the full knowledge that as soon as November hit, so too would the holiday body shaming. It’s like everything else related to the season – once Halloween has passed … Continue reading

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What a pumpkin taught me about body peace

Tis the season for pumpkins. They are quite literally everywhere – in latte, beer and candle form. And while I unapologetically embrace how cozily basic it all is, I’ve recently developed a new appreciation for the pumpkin in its most … Continue reading

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Don’t love your body? That’s OK

“Life does not begin only once you love yourself, and it sure as hell does not begin only once you embrace all your physical features.” Here’s the thing: while I’m all for body love, sometimes we may only be able … Continue reading

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What REALLY happened when I gave up my skinny jeans

Yesterday morning I took a trunkful of stuff to Goodwill. Some kitchen items, a set of glasses we don’t use anymore. A few of my husband’s old t-shirts. A bag of clothes out of my closet, too. Specifically, skinny jeans. … Continue reading

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Family matters: how our relationships influence our relationship with food.

Food for thought. This one thing may be impacting your food choices and relationship with food I edited this contemplative piece from nutritionist Jessica Sepel and agree that the food and fat talk we’re exposed to as children can have a … Continue reading

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Will you draw a heart?

“Can I hug you?” “You are awesome.” “Big love.”   Check out this radical self-acceptance experiment by Amy Pence Brown, who vulnerably stood in a busy public market in Boise, Idaho. Some question why she needs the validation from strangers, … Continue reading

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