Sunday, December 11, 2016

Our Interview with Artistic Powerhouse Steve Nguyen

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I’m just an enthusiastic artist coming from a modest background. I’ve been presented with wonderful opportunities as a screenwriter, director, and producer for several independent and mainstream motion pictures. Can you tell us a bit about any upcoming projects that you are working on? As of […]

Our Recent Interview With Tyes.By.Tara Founder Tara Christine

July 11, 2014 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured, Wellness

We met up with Tyes.By.Tara Founder and enterpreneur, Tara Christine for our #RealDeal interview series. Please tell us about yourself and what you do? Hi! My name is Tara Christine and I founded a company, tyes.by.tara, that designs flirtatiously feminine jewelry, accessories and gifts.  My mission is to encourage woman to embrace their femininity by […]

Dress Shopping is an Exercise in Loving My Body

A few years ago I was shopping at a cute, trendy boutique with some friends.  As we were rifling through the racks I spotted a sweet red dress, a halter that was short and flowy.  As I picked it up my eyes went to the top of the dress, the part where there were two […]

Finding Body Image Freedom

Reprinted from my book, Healthy Selfitude Most of us have little things we hold onto that help us feel confident or sexy, more worthy or desirable.  For me, I was absolutely “addicted” to wearing toenail polish.  Silly as it may sound, I actually had developed a kind of irrational co-dependency on fancifully colored toenails.  So in […]

if mother nature didn’t like curves, she would’ve made the world flat

Entertainment, fashion, advertising and other industries have an uncanny way of making both men and women feel their bodies are unacceptable. They capitalize upon the insatiable desires to obtain the unobtainable, that is the ideas of perfection that are splashed before our eyes in film, television, magazines, the internet, etc. Then… every so often a […]

Vogue Magazine … Pact to Pledge.

On May 3, 2012, Vogue Magazine announced its health initiative … a pact between the 19 international editors of Vogue to encourage a healthier approach to body image.  The international issues of Vogue jointly pledge – among other things – to “work with models who, in our view, are healthy and help to promote a […]

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 […]

Breathe to Relieve Stress!

December 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Featured, Mindfulness, Yoga

You’d never think it, but breathing exercises are great (and easy) ways to manage stress, stay balanced and find more joy in life.  Here are a few fun facts that might help you take a moment to breathe even deeper next time …  (Excerpts borrowed from my Eating Disorder Recovery Yoga blog and Healthy Selfitude) Benefits […]

Miss Lori wants to feel pretty for the OSCARS®

February 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Self Esteem

“I FEEL PRETTY…” I love that song from West Side Story. It speaks to an inner desire that every girl has, to feel pretty. Not to the World, but to themselves, because that’s what really counts. Ever since the birth of my third child 7 years ago, feeling pretty has been harder and harder. Though […]

Stacy and Clinton (ad)dress gastric bypass on WNTW

January 11, 2010 by  
Filed under Body Image

I have been a fan of What Not To Wear since its first season (anyone else remember Wayne, the male co-host before Clinton?) and have nearly always appreciated Stacy and Clinton’s take on how to dress oneself.  One of their main mantras is “Dress the body you have now, not the body you wish you […]

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