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‘RapeLay’ video game is beyond words.

March 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Body Image

WARNING: This post contains graphic content. Lissa just sent me a link to this story from CNN about the RapeLay video game. Yes, it is exactly what sounds like – a “game” allowing players to rape a woman. Actually, you  MUST rape in order to WIN; The game begins with a teenage girl on a […]

Appalling Post @ Jezebel Re: College Date Rape

March 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Self Esteem

As an American University alumna, I’m absolutely appalled at this story making the rounds on Jezebel today, “Date Rape is an Incoherent Concept: Blaming the Victim, American U.  Edition.” Located in our nation’s capital, AU is known to be a pretty liberal school. I’m usually so proud to be an alumna of such an open-minded […]

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution –Real or Hype?

March 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Food Revolution

You must watch this program. For yourself and for your kids. Jaime Oliver’s Food Revolution premiered on Friday,  a show my family had been looking forward to for weeks. Usually, the promotions for these types of programs give away all the best stuff, but not in this case, not in the least. Goal: Overhaul the […]

Shrouding — Disordered or Not?

March 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Body Image

Heather’s recent post, “Helpful Hint or Disordered Eating” at Hangry Pants really got me thinking … As Heather notes in her post, “For some time we’ve debated food destruction – ruining your food with something like salt or hot sauce so that it is inedible. Jillian Michaels pours candle wax on her food (thanks for […]

Intuitive Eating

March 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Binge Eating

So next week my kids have spring break and we are all driving to Washington, D.C. for a family vacation. Normally I get uptight about being away from the comfort of my foods, food scale, etc, but this tme I feel more relaxed about it. I will bring along some healthy snacks and will make […]

Walking while black

March 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Activism, Self Esteem

This fab guest post is from Miss Lori I was sitting in the Richland Center in Chinatown today. I was looking out the window, trying to make eye contact with members of my community. I was  hoping they would trust my non-Chinese face enough to come in and ask the questions they may have about […]

Fending Off Negative Feelings

March 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Fitness

What a weekend! MizFit, Marsha, YumYucky and I spoke on a body image panel at Fitbloggin in Baltimore this past weekend. (Were you there?! If so, let us know — and thank you for coming; it was a blast!!) Fitbloggin was a fitness/wellness blogger conference organized by Roni, and it was an amazing time!! Seriously, […]

Need a body image boost? Top tips!

March 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Body Image

Check out these inspiring links from Margarita Tartakovsky, MS of Weightless on PsychCentral “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou which starts; Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the […]

Women Receive “Butt Enhancement” Injections Containing Bathtub Caulk

March 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Body Image

Six women in New Jersey are recovering after they received buttocks-enhancement injections containing silicone used to caulk bathtubs (the world yawns). State health officials say the women, from Essex County, apparently underwent cosmetic procedures from unlicensed providers (Shocker!) Investigators have not determined if the cases are related ( can this be?) No arrests have been […]

What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

March 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Self Esteem

Inspired by the post by Kim at Adventures in Wanting last week, I wanted to further explore a topic she proposed that I found very interesting. She essentially asked – knowing what you know now, if you could go back in time and talk to the young version of yourself, what would you say? That […]

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