Thursday, August 27, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner’s still Ideal Beauty Image

June 5, 2015 by  
Filed under Body Image

Before you tell me how to do it better, before you lay out your big plans for changing, fixing, and improving me, before you teach me how to pick myself up and dust myself off so that I can be shiny and successful—know this: I’ve heard it before. I’ve been graded, rated and ranked. Coached, […]

Responding to Fat Shaming

The subject of being bullied, teased or shamed in childhood for being fat comes up often on my Food and Feelings message board and in talking with clients. If you have let these experiences from long ago shape how you feel about your body and self today, it’s time for a new take on the […]

Interview with voice actress, Maddy Peters: Standing up for others

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? Hey, I’m Maddy. I’m a voice actress on TV shows like Martha Speaks and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and I’m also an art student studying illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art. I love drawing and animation and when I graduate I want to […]

Interview with Miss Vermont, Lucy Edwards: Being a role model to younger women

April 2, 2015 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I am the current Miss Vermont. I’m taking time off of school right now to serve the state, and promote the four points of the Miss America Organization- scholarship, success, style, and service.   Can you tell us a bit about any upcoming projects or events […]

How To Build Mental Fitness in Schools

After working in schools across the nation the last 8 years to bring evidence-based mental fitness prevention programs to educators and kids, I thought I’d share some key strategies for ways to build mental fitness in youth. With one in five children currently struggling from mental illness* and with more than 38 million Americans struggling […]

Interview with Frankenstein, MD’s star, Anna Lore: You have to love you

March 15, 2015 by  
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Please tell us about yourself and what you do? My name is Anna Lore and I’m an actor. I’m originally from Iowa and I’ve been living in LA for a couple years now. I love writing and performing sketch and comedy and I play Victoria Frankenstein on Frankenstein MD from PBS Digital Studios and Pemberley […]

Interview with Sunny Lenarduzzi: Don’t put pressure to be everything to everyone

March 13, 2015 by  
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Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I’m a social butterfly and a believer in the power of positivity. I love connecting with people, exercising, and laughing. I’m an entrepreneur, social media consultant and a digital lifestyle contributor for Hootsuite’s Social Update, The Huffington Post, CITY TV, CMS Connected, N3TWORK and the host […]

Miss District of Columbia USA 2010, MacKenzie Green, opens up about online bullying

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? My name is MacKenzie Green.  I guess most people may know me as former Miss District of Columbia USA 2010.  I was not a pageant girl growing up; I was a jock, former Junior Olympian and D1 athlete, so entering in to the world of pageantry […]

Interview with artist, Crystal Marcano: Beauty should never be defined by anyone for anyone else

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I’m an actress, but more broadly I consider myself an artist. I love acting as well as writing and singing. I love any form of creative expression – the arts is a huge part of my life and an important part of who I am.  I’m […]

How to Deal with Holiday Food Pushers & Have Fun!

The holidays can be a whirlwind of calories and obligations pulling at you from every corner. To counteract all that chaos do the following three things: 1) Make a list of what honestly sounds fun for YOU during the holidays.  That could be anything from trimming your own tree solo with a glass of wine […]

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