Tag Archives: beauty

She’s still got it, and so do you

Believe it or not, a 63-year-old woman is filling some pages in the new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, set to come out Feb. 15. Okay, yes, it’s Christie Brinkley – a woman who has long been considered gorgeous – but … Continue reading

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Seeing myself through ugly pancakes

My Sunday began with weight gain and an ugly pancake. After two weeks of little daily splurges here and there – an activity I typically reserve for only the weekend – my mind and body battled with the degree of … Continue reading

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Demi-lition Derby

Read this article about Demi Lovato the other day, and thought, “Well…that escalated quickly.” The rundown: an Instagram artist drew a picture of Lovato several months ago as a topless mermaid. Lovato herself commented on the photo recently and said … Continue reading

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Destined for prettiness

Who doesn’t love a good concert? The buzzing excitement before the house lights go dim, the performer holding his microphone out to the crowd, the killer guitar solo, the one song that makes the audience nearly tear the roof off the … Continue reading

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Treat her like a lady (you got to, got to treat her like)

The Corneilus Brothers and Sister Rose released a song in 1971 that served as a how-to about how a man can entice women to surround him for his own sexual satisfaction. While that may have been cool in 1971 – and … Continue reading

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Alphabet Series: (Special) K

Day Eleven: (Special) K I couldn’t really think of anything to describe myself that begins with K, but I recall eating a lot of Special K cereal (Chocolatey Delight, to be exact) when I was single because it wasn’t a … Continue reading

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When words fail…emojis

As you may be aware, I’m a big proponent of positive body image for women and men, but that doesn’t mean that my own body image is 100 percent all day every day. I have a lot of days when … Continue reading

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The Hypocrisy of Fitness Instagrammers

If the past seven months using Instagram have taught me anything, it’s that claiming to build others up is often a guise for tearing them down. I immersed myself in Instagram around the same time I started a weight-loss regime … Continue reading

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Why I’m passionate about bras

Something involving bras happened almost exactly four years ago, and I’m still not over it. Although you may already know that I love October because of Halloween, it’s also special to me because it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Both my … Continue reading

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The Pants: A story of personal triumph

Every woman I know has at least one crippling fear related to her appearance. One of my crippling fears: compression pants. Even when I’m feeling good about my body, nothing will possess me to put on compression pants to go … Continue reading

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