Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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 […]

Healthy Selfitude — a Sexy Way to Self-Acceptance

Enjoy this excerpt from Robyn Hussa’s book, Healthy Selfitude They say that when we are born we don’t come with an owner’s manual.  Some individuals work their entire lives to uncover “how they work”.  In addition, they say we are handed a metaphoric “backpack of garbage” passed on from our ancestors.  Over time, I have […]

Create a Poetry Jam to Raise Body Acceptance!

Need to improve body image in your school or community? Consider hosting a poetry “jam” — or concert — to help raise awareness encourage others to embrace health at every size. This is a great way to bring together communities through the arts.  In the following example, individuals in recovery from eating disorders were encouraged […]

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