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Perspectives

A Day at the Beach (Comic)

There will be plenty of people who would love to ruin your day at the beach with misconceptions, shallowness, and overall idiocy.

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Reader Challenge

Positivity Challenge Week 13: Body Positivity

In becoming more positive about ourselves, we’ve tackled hearing nice things about ourselves and getting ourselves moving. This week, we’re going to tackle the hardest type of positivity to master for many people: Body Positivity. TRIGGER WARNING for discussion of body image, body dysmorphic disorder, and eating disorders.

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Health

How To Get Started With Health At Every Size

Moving from a diet/weight loss mentality to a Health At Every Size® mentality can feel pretty daunting. It’s not necessarily easy to let go of typical beliefs around weight and health when everyone from your doctor to your mom to various media to your office mate are telling you about the wonders of the latest […]

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Bodies

You Have My Permission To Love And Accept Your Body, Just As It Is, Right This Minute

Of course, you don’t actually need my permission to love your body, right? Who the frick am I to give you permission to love your body?! That’s your choice, isn’t it? No one has the right to give you permission or to take away permission. So if I can’t give you permission, and no one […]

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Bodies

Making Amends… With Your Body?

In the Jewish tradition, the period between the high holidays of Rosh Hashanah (which starts Wednesday night) and Yom Kippur (which starts Friday night, October 7th) is a time when we seek to make amends with people we may have wronged. Essentially, it’s a time of seeking forgiveness and repairing relationships.

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Bodies

It’s About To Get Real In Here

Oh yeah, it’s about to get real in here. As most of you know, my job is working with people who want to end their struggles with food and body image so that they can have fuller, richer, happier lives. This is a journey that I’ve been on myself. I dieted for 24 years. I obsessed about […]

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Bodies

The Body Love Reflex

I think it’s about time that I share another vaguely embarrassing story with you! Last week, I took a moment to indulge in my latest self care obsession — mani/pedis. There’s something so lovely and pleasantly mindless about picking out a nail polish color, dunking your feet in warm water, and watching the Food Network […]

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Bodies

Seriously, Bro? You’re Gonna Go Out Looking Like THAT?

I’ve read in a number of places that negative body image is a growing problem among men. More and more, men are feeling the push to have less fat, more muscle, smooth skin, etc. etc.

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Pop Culture

The Persephone Interview: Alison Arngrim Pt. 2

As you can tell by yesterday’s post, this was the most fun I think it’s possible to have in a celebrity interview.  In part two, we’ll cover what TV  Nellie’s future might have looked like, the scoop on anal bleach and much, much more.