Category Archives: Empowerment


It’s one of those life lessons I’m constantly relearning, but never as much and in so many ways as in my first year (!) of motherhood. It applied to nursing (slow and steady progress), sleeping (even slower…and not so steady) … 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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Giving Tuesday: Giving Lives Back

“Secrets keep you sick.” Wise words from an amazing woman. A recent article in Salem, Massachusetts’ local paper is bringing awareness to eating disorders thanks to an incredibly brave family: Breaking the Silence I am grateful to know Ema and … Continue reading

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How to Survive (And Savor!) Thanksgiving As An Emotional Eater

Today on The Beauty Bean I’m sharing more thoughts about Thanksgiving when you’ve got a complicated relationship with food. Like I said yesterday, I understand how tough the holidays can be and I’ve done a lot of work to get … Continue reading

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Don’t let food guilt consume you

Thanksgiving is in 2 days. And for the first time in years, that isn’t stressing me out. Not because of all the prep work, all the cooking. Not because of the travel. Because the food. Thanksgiving is in 2 days, … Continue reading

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It’s not you, Oprah. (But you’re not helping.)

Yesterday’s announcement that Oprah bought 10% of Weight Watcher’s stock (effectively causing the company’s stock to double) raised a lot of eyebrows – though it probably shouldn’t. To me, it’s just more evidence that diets don’t work – and that … Continue reading

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Have you had your fail today?

Feeling like a total failure? Today’s your day. Believe it or not, October 13 is the International Day For Failure. And while it may not be as fun as International Grilled Cheese Day or International Dress Your Dog Like 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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Healthy Meets Naughty?

I love a good buffet. It might just be further evidence of my old soul-ness, or maybe it’s the nostalgia of Old Country Buffet dates with my grandparents as a kid (the unlimited soft serve ice cream machine? I mean … Continue reading

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Monday Mantra: Be Authentic

What do you want to do? Where do you want to be? How do you want to say it? Who do you want to be with? Being authentic is about what you really, truly want – not what you think … Continue reading

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