Category Archives: body image

The LOVE Campaign

I was sitting with a group of teens at an athletic event recently and noticed how quick they were to say mean things about themselves: “I’m so fat,” “I’m so ugly,” “I’m not good enough”–the list goes on. As adults, … Continue reading

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Attitudes toward Exercise: Are they Weight Relative?

In a January 8, 2014 article in the New York Times, reporter Gretchen Reynolds weighed in on a study which looked at overweight woman vs. lean women and their respective attitudes toward exercise. Admittedly, the study didn’t use a very big sample–just … Continue reading

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Habits–The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

They say a meth habit can grab hold of a one-time user and not let go. That’s how strong that pull is. Cigarettes are another obvious trickster. We all know they’re gross, but for whatever reason, a teen picks one … Continue reading

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Finishing Line Gorilla: The Walk, Part 2

Doesn’t he just make you smile, this one? This is the Finishing Line Gorilla which I was really happy to see after going 42 miles in two days, which was really supposed to be 39 miles, except I kind of … Continue reading

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Gym Freaks

I don’t know what the heck was going on this week, but my gym freak magnet was out-of-control powerful. You know, what I’m talking about, right? You’ll just be standing at the counter minding your own business, blowdrying your hair … Continue reading

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Face It: You’re Worth It!

I sold an article this week on facials and it got me thinking: I should share what I learned with you. After all, that’s why I’m here. Without scooping myself, let me give you the gist and why you should … Continue reading

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Porn or Promise?

As I train to walk the Avon Breast Walk to raise money for breast cancer (and my specific interest in providing funding for low-income women–and men–dealing with this illness), I plan to highlight various aspects of this disease. This one … Continue reading

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The Weight Returns

You reduced your weight and now it’s creeping back. What should you do? First, think this. Next, don’t freak out. Stress (the thing that may have lead you to overeat in the first place) causes weight to hang on for … Continue reading

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Walk the Walk

What are we here for if not to help each other? If one of us can be a bridge connecting two shores, shouldn’t we do that?  When my sister Susan sent me an email and asked me if I wanted … Continue reading

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Can You Want Them Into It?

When I began losing weight quickly, and people asked me what I was doing, I decided I’d become a health coach and bring them along for the ride. Mind you, I was very much in process myself, but I figured, … Continue reading

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