Body Image and Humor: Woman vs. Kitty

Great news!  I just learned that chocolate has superb anti-aging properties.  I read a short article about this while waiting for my kitty’s appointment.  If I keep drinking mochas at the same rate, I should reclaim my 29th birthday by Labor Day! I guess I will keep feeding the chocolate monster within.  Maybe I should…

Starring The Lips

Some people are born with full, beautiful lips. But not Rebecca. She always had thin little lipettes until today.  They used to just sit on her face, but now they had their own reality show. Every so often I had to force my eyes up to meet hers, as mine kept getting hung up on…

Turkey Troubles: How to Save Face when your Turkey Bites the Dust!

(Note:  In honor of Thanksgiving, we are taking a short holiday from our journey down Body Image Lane. And remember, it’s normal to overeat sometimes.) Does the thought of preparing Thanksgiving dinner give you the shakes?  Maybe as you’re reading this, your heart is beating so loudly the neighbors can hear.  Images of undressed turkeys roll…

HELP! I Have a Hair Emergency

I really wish there was a hair hotline for people to call when they are about ready to get out the weed whacker or dog clipper and whack it all off. “Hair Hotline.  Is this a hair emergency?’ “Yes, it is,” I assured Ms. Hair.  “I’ve been growing my hair out for months, and I’m…

Someone Please Call the Birthday Police!

If you have the number for the birthday police, I really need it.  Last February I received a postcard in the mail that my women’s exam happens  to expire around my birthday.  Of course I had the option of going in a few weeks early so my birthday would be free of paraphernalia down in my…

Turkey Troubles: How to Save Face when your Turkey Bites the Dust!

(Note:  In honor of Thanksgiving, we are taking a short holiday from our journey down Body Image Road. And remember, it’s normal to overeat sometimes.) Does the thought of preparing Thanksgiving dinner give you the shakes?  Maybe as you’re reading this, your heart is beating so loudly the neighbors can hear.  Images of undressed turkeys roll…

Hair: Sometimes You Just Need a New Crop

If you’re old enough, you may remember that the 1980’s were the Big Hair Days.  We used to backcomb our hair way up to the ceiling.  Then we sprayed it with sticky hair spray – about a can per washing.  Texas was the Big Hair State, and Texans had the special ability to tease their…

Body Image and Humor: Woman vs. Kitty

Great news!  I just learned that chocolate has superb anti-aging properties.  I read a short article about this while waiting for my kitty’s appointment.  If I keep drinking mochas at the same rate, I should reclaim my 29th birthday by Labor Day!  I guess I will keep feeding the chocolate monster within.  Maybe I should…

Body Image: Starring The Lips

Some people are born with full, beautiful lips.  But not Rebecca. She always had thin little lipettes until today.  They used to just sit on her face, but now they had their own reality show. Every so often I had to force my eyes up to meet hers, as mine kept getting hung up on…

Body Image: Getting Work Done to Meet the Standard

I hadn’t seen my friend Rebecca in over a year, and as we sat sipping coffee, I prayed that I wouldn’t stare at her lips, which had quadrupled in size since the last time I saw her.  I could feel my gaze slipping from her eyes onto the pair of pink slugs. Some people are…