Tag: body image

Honoring our Bodies on Mother’s Day – and Every Day

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This month, I am fortunate to celebrate my first real Mothers' Day. I say "real" because that's if you don't count last year, when...

Finding Balance:: A Young Dancer’s Journey to Body Acceptance

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My earliest memory of my daughter Olivia's {2006} love for food is when she was about 2 years old.  Fruit gummies were her favorite...

Mommy, I’m Fat:: How to Prevent Eating Disorders in Children

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Eating disorders in children create a silent pain for many hiding behind self loathing, body shaming, feeling awkward and not really liking the skin they...

Learning to Appreciate All of the Pictures

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I sent my teen-aged daughter the proofs of pictures that were taken as she accepted her diploma during her recent graduation ceremony. I asked...

Leotards and Lessons from Lizzo

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The Prequel I heard Lizzo play the flute before I ever heard any of her lyrics or saw her perform. Let me be clear, without...

The Silence of Eating Disorders

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When I heard I had the opportunity to write about eating disorders I thought YES, hell yes! I know all about you; I see you....

Dark Circles and Double Chins :: Why Moms Should Be in...

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  I am no stranger to self-image issues. As many teenage girls do, I went through my fair share of crying into dressing room mirrors when the...

Me vs. The Summer :: A Story of Body Positivity

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It’s summer, y’all!  Sleeves are disappearing, shorts are getting shorter, school is out, the kids are happy... And I’m miserable. Why?  Because I am terrified by...

How Being a Mom Led Me to Crossfit and a Healthier...

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Every year with the month of January also comes a month of being inundated with every aspect of the health industry.  It seems like...

Why I Tell My Children They Are Beautiful

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There was an article recently roaming the internet discussing how to talk to your daughter about her body. I loved the article and wished I...
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