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Sex

Magic Formulas and Snake Oil Dreams: Diet Pills and Acceptance

Q. If I’m taking diet pills, can that make my Implanon birth control lose its effectiveness? 

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Life

Self Acceptance

It seems to me that nowadays, the idea of self-love has become a trend. As far as I can remember, I’ve always seen my aunt read about it in magazines, but I feel as though in today’s society it is more of a grossing business and less of a personal and spiritual matter.

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Bodies

Mixed Nuts

Like a can of mixed nuts! That’s how I feel about Valentine’s Day. When I was growing up, those cans of Planter’s Mixed Nuts® would magically appear once or twice a year in the living room. At first glance, they looked like the regular dark blue can of roasted salted peanuts, easy for me to […]

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Bodies

Five Card Draw

Writing a blog about size acceptance, size diversity, and struggling with feelings about food, weight, and body image is like leaving your house to mail a letter and finding yourself taking unexpected detours along the way. Eventually the letter gets mailed but what could have been a five-minute walk around the block frequently turns in […]

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Bodies

Trick or Treat: What is the Scariest Part of Halloween?

I know, I know seasonal blogs. We are all filled to the brim reading about Halloween, and it won’t be long before every other blogger and I will be writing about Thanksgiving and then Christmas and then a nice hiatus before we get to write about “The New Beginnings of Spring Tra La!”  But I […]

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Bodies

No More Weighting

My eyes open. I languidly stretch my body. I feel gratitude for my strong legs and murmur words of love to my round belly. I roll over onto my side and serenely admire how my butt looks like two plump croissants nestled next to each other.

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Crossposts

Cruel Days, Cruel Days”¦

You know it when you see it. It’s subtle but intense. It is that look of terror in the eyes of girls all over the country right about now. Not all girls; mostly middle- to upper-middle-class girls. And not girls who go to schools with required uniforms.

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Crossposts

Power Tripping

I recently wrote about American’s wait problem and the tendency many people have to put their lives on hold until they achieve what is frequently an unattainable goal of thinness, a magical number on the scale, or a specific jeans size. And lest I made it sound too easy, I know all too well that […]

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Bodies

The Real Deal On Body Acceptance

As you may have heard by now, former body acceptance advocate Jess Weiner was interviewed by Glamour about how loving her body almost killed her. In the article she shares how, for her, body acceptance had meant not checking in on her health. I, and many other bloggers, have already picked apart the inconsistencies and […]

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Bodies

On Jess Weiner And Why Accepting Your Body WON’T Kill You

As you may have heard by now, former body acceptance advocate Jess Weiner was interviewed by Glamour about how loving her body almost killed her. Luckily, she learned to hate her body just in time!

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Bodies

On Total Blog Fails And Going With The Flow (Mercury In Retrograde Edition)

I tried to write this post about ten times this week, and every time, I just couldn’t do it. I had ideas but I didn’t like them enough. I sat down to write and then found every distraction I could find (hello, Facebook!).

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Bodies

Body Love And The Inner Peace Movement

A few days ago, I recorded an interview with Sharon Crawford for The Spiritual Path To Food And Body Freedom Summit (feel free to check out it out here). I was asked to speak about Health At Every Size(SM), and bring that different perspective to the summit. I talked about all of the benefits of […]

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Perspectives

The Big, Black Ugly Secret

Photography by Miguel Jacob FASHION’s Magazine Summer 2009   What’s wrong with this picture? If you’re Caucasian, Asian, Indian or from the Middle East, it might escape your attention. Might. Take a look at the picture again. What do all of these women have in common? Are you thinking that they’re all Caucasian?  No, they’re […]