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Originally posted on Shawn L. Bird:
Star speckled sky, orbs orbiting, motes in the sun beams, circles circling, dots on the shoes. The most beautiful things in the world are round, so I will celebrate my celestial shape.

The Joke is Always on Me

   Deep in the depths of my soul, I have no doubt God has my back. But every so often, I experience a day when I quiver inside in fear. A circumstance floats on top, casting a shadow of my firm belief that God is in control. Today was one of those days. I turned…

Win a Book by former Victoria Secret Model!

I recently read  a book that opened my eyes wider than a Venti latte at Starbucks. I’m No Angel, by Kylie Bisutti, a former Victoria’s Secret Angel model, is truly captivating. Stories of truth and tragedy intersect as Kylie morphs from an innocent girl ensnared by the industry into a woman who chases after God….

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 and Media: Dandelion Whine

On my power walk today, I saw a golden clump of dandelions. I surprised myself as I noticed, for the first time, their unsurpassed beauty. Each flower looked straight up to heaven, perfectly formed and truly glorious. How could I have missed this splendor that makes my heart sing? Why have I called dandelions “weeds…

Abercrombie and Body Image

Eating breakfast yesterday, I watched The Today Show’s segment on Abercrombie’s marketing of padded,push-up swimsuit tops for seven-year-old girls. As if the word “padded” wasn’t bad enough, I almost choked on my Cheerios when I heard the word “push-up.” Maybe Abercrombie should change their name to SADbercrombie. A few hours later, Abercrombie removed the phrase…

Body Image and Research: Stop Obsessing!

How much time do women and teen girls obsess about body image?  “The average woman spends about an hour a day contemplating her size, her calorie intake, and her exercise regimen starting at the age of twelve.” (Research compiled by Courtney E. Martin for her book, Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters:  How the Quest for Perfection…

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…