Friday, December 2, 2016

Promoting a Healthy Body Image in Your Home

As a child, I grew up in a very traditional, Italian home where dinner each night was by far the best part of my day. It was a time when my family of five would gather around the table, talking, laughing and sharing delicious fare together. Food was always a part of our lives and […]

Can We Talk? The Truth About Social Media

Can We Talk? The Truth About Social Media      Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Pinterest are now a part of my common vocabulary. I’ll admit, I’ve done my fair share of Facebook “creeping”, and I always have my iPhone or iPad with me. But, despite all this, I can honestly say that I don’t let social […]

Neutralizing Your Response to Your Body

     There are thousands of messages in the world that tell us that we are not perfect enough, not pretty enough, not thin enough. Most of these messages originate with the media. The media has been shaping our cultural norms for decades. The media preys on our humanness, our desire to fit in, our desire […]

Be Your Own Valentine: Accept Yourself, No Exceptions

Be Your Own Valentine: Accept Yourself, No Exceptions Once upon a time, in a land far far away, when I was a boy-crazy, school girl, Valentine’s Day seemed like a very harmless “holiday”. Valentine’s Day meant a day of classroom parties, funny little valentines, and lots of sweet treats. I remember Valentine’s Day being full […]

Vogue has gone too far!

In the April issue of Vogue magazine there’s an article written by a young girl’s mother, Dara Lynn Weiss, who forces her daughter, Bea to submit to a lifestyle that is restrictive, rigid, punitive and humiliating in the pursuit of weight-loss. There are many articles, bloggers, and Facebook postings that chastised Dara-Lynn. I have to admit, I had a […]

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