Sunday, October 21, 2018

Moment of the Day (Hold My Hand)

108 Ways to Livin the Moment Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny, and delicious moment at a time #4 of 108:   Holding a Stranger’s Hand…Even for Just a Moment When is the last time you held a stranger’s hand? “But that’s weird,” you say. What’s really weird is the lack of contact […]

Moment of the Day (The Lover’s Diet)

108 Ways to Livin the Moment: Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny, and delicious moment at a time! #2 of 108:   Believe in Yourself (let’s just try it today and see how it goes) “This place is a dream only a sleeper considers it real then death comes like dawn and you […]

Moment of the Day (Electric Orgy)

108 Ways to Livin the Moment Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny, and delicious moment at a time #1 of 108: Break Up an Electric Orgy It’s the orgy of our time. Groups of people, usually kids, getting off on electric stimulation with no sense that other human beings are in their proximity. […]

A Letter to My Teenage Self

This guest post graciously submitted by Ashley Kervabon. To my dearest younger self, I want you to look in the mirror and tell me what you see. Not-so-clear skin, not-so-straight teeth, curves in all of the wrong places and let’s not forget those (only) B cups. Your eyes are pretty, color-changing in the sun, but […]

Do You Believe in Coincidences … or Miracles?

I met Doris Smeltzer a few years ago because she had suffered a terrible tragedy — she lost her daughter to an eating disorder — and I was interviewing her to help create educational films for the NORMAL nonprofit.  I decided to share the below 12 minute clip because the power of Doris’s story is […]

Better Body Image: Bored with Exercise?

This guest post graciously submitted by Bridget Loves Recently I was reading Seventeen Magazine and found some great tips for ways to stick with exercise when you become bored. I don’t know about you but my life is busy and even though I like to fit in the time to workout, sometimes I skip workouts […]

You Are Better Than This

This guest post graciously submitted by Ashley Kervabon.  My childhood was not terrible, in plain English. I do not have any memories of being unhappy as a child therefore I cannot provide you with a sappy novella about how my parents abandoned me or how I ran away because they did not treat me right […]

Understanding Mother-Daughter Relationships, For Young Women and Their Moms

This guest post graciously submitted by Ashley Kervabon. It would be a lie to say that my mom and I have always been on good terms. Actually, it would be an even bigger lie to say that we’re on good terms right now. But even so, I will say this: my mom is the best […]

Are Women Pressured to be Covergirls?

This guest post graciously submitted by Ashley Kervabon. A few days ago, I overheard some girls at work talking about why they wear make-up. One of them said “I always try to wear make-up to look better”. I thought about that sentence for a while and then said to myself : Wait, does that mean I […]

Shame and Weight

I am always curious how people come to the idea that shame motivates positive change. As a culture, we seem to believe that validation, compassion and acceptance makes for lazy, out of control people, with no moral compass or willpower. Perhaps it’s our “Horatio Alger” myth, our “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” notion of […]

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