Friday, April 25, 2014

Finding My Most Amazing Self

The woman who cuts my hair and gives it its natural shade of blonde said something to me the other day that brought me down a couple of pegs.  I was having one of those days where I felt tired, I was cranky, I certainly did not feel pretty after waking up with a pimple […]

Low-Fat Love 101: Always Bet on Yourself

I have loved writing since I was a child so I feel very fortunate to make my living as an author. This doesn’t mean that there haven’t been, and won’t continue to be, many rejections along the way. I have learned some things from those experiences that may be of value to others pursuing a […]

Low-Fat Love 101: Cultivating Your Identity

Last month my blog offered advice on how parents can help their daughters develop a positive sense of self. My first piece of advice centered in the importance of cultivating independent interests and skills, such as activities in the arts. This advice came from a personal place as my daughter Madeline (12 years old) has […]

Low-Fat Love 101: Raising Preteen Girls

In the battles we wage over accepting or resisting low-fat love in our lives, the greatest battle is with ourselves. When we develop a strong and positive sense of self we are less likely to settle in our relationships with romantic partners, friends, coworkers and others. When we feel good about ourselves we are less […]

Low-Fat Love 101: Diet Relationships

Welcome to Low-Fat Love 101, a new monthly blog about relationships, self-esteem and body image. I use the term” low-fat love” broadly to talk about self-esteem and how sometimes we settle for less than we want and pretend it is better than it is. For me, low-fat love is about trying to fake ourselves out, […]

Lessons from the Garden … of Abundance!

As Editor of WATRD, I allowed this post because I have personally taken Maripat’s class and recommend it without reservation.  You’ll be amazed the number of elements that tie together your money and self-worth … Enjoy the ride!  Robyn Hussa Consider the dandelion. Reviled by many as an insistent, bothersome weed, it nevertheless continues to […]

time to chuck the chucks

I had these sneakers for nearly 15 years. I was in love with them despite the urges from those around me who did all but beg me to get rid of them with promises that a new pair would offer me all that these had and more. Nope! This was true love. These sneakers made […]

Cheering on Your Own Greatness

So many people hate themselves. So many people spend hours picking at themselves, looking for things that aren’t up to par, things that are “wrong” or “bad.” It’s a sad way to live, but what’s sadder is that it’s so common. You’ve probably heard the saying “You are your own worst critic” before, but let […]

A WEIGH WITH WORDS

Whoever came up with the expression, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me,” probably had really good intentions.  I can picture the person, maybe a mom, consoling her child on the playground after being teased or called a name.  Inside she is trying to repress her rage and maternal […]

Harmless “accessory” or painful torture device…

If you have ever worn spanx you will know the torturous nature that a regular trip to the loo during a busy day can become. It takes you a good five minutes of wriggling and doing “the twist” to get them in place again before you head back out into your day. You check yourself […]

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