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 We are drowning in a tsunami of cultural messages that shout, “Thin is beautiful, and beauty is almost everything.”  You have dieted, binged, exercised, and starved yourself at time to chase Skinny. Yet in your soul, you’ve always wondered if Skinny would truly land you in the perfect life. Join Cherrie Herrin-Michehl, MA, LMHC, a…

Here is a post by one of the top mommy bloggers in America. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but “Fed Up” sounds interesting. Fed Up: Movie Review by Louise Manning of Momstart

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….

The Fashion Police Chronicles – Academy Award Style

Every year, after the Academy awards, the fashion police nitpick the female participants to pieces. A total meat market – fashionista style. I love fashion and design. For me, fashion invites be to express myself in art. If I had to choose a career outside the helping professions, it might be dress design. Or -drum…

mAkiNg FuN of MoM

My friend, Mindy, decided to post blog pictures of herself without make-up or photoshopping. It’s powerful…but you may also think, “If I looked like Mindy, I would do it too.” I know what you mean. I often look like a gekko when I wake up in the morning. Especially when I haven’t had a cup…

Your Body Image Time Line

Originally posted on Tooshie: Defeating the Body Image Bandit:
When did you first begin to obsess about your body?  Can you identify what event or events sprung you into yo-yo dieting, starving yourself, purging, binge eating, and/or excessive exercising? Once you can do that, you’ve identified a major contributor that prevents you from developing healthy relationships with…

My Turkey Bit the Dust! Duct Tape Doesn’t Work

(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…