Chocolate. Vanilla. Choose.

Have you done that exercise where someone holds out their curled-up hands in front of you and tells you that in one hand they have a vanilla sweet and in the other hand a chocolate sweet. “Choose”, they say.

And you choose chocolate.

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The Best Answer to “Does this Make Me Look Fat?”

I really feel sorry for a guy who is faced with the question “does this make me look fat”, because it feels like there’s no right answer, and you might feel like a deer in the headlights when she asks you this question! But what if the question was a great opportunity to help your…

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Make your own blend of essential oil for cold and flu

We’re in the middle of one of the worst outbreaks of flu since records have been kept, here in Australia, and I’m doing everything I can to make sure it keeps bypassing me! For me, that means to make up an essential oil for cold and flu and support my immune system in every way…

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DIY essential oil serum for the over 50s

diy essential oil serum for over 50s

Occasionally I notice that my skin isn’t the dewy perfection it once was. Not that I noticed it was dewy perfection in my extreme youth 🙂 And I don’t lament at all that I’m a mature woman – I’m stronger and happier now in my 50s than I ever was in my 20, 30s or…

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Yoga Pants on Your Body?

Are yoga pants the most comfortable pants ever or what? They don’t bind or pinch, they hug your body with beautiful soft fabric, and they move with your body cos they’re designed and made to allow you to do the yoga moves. Wearing them for not-yoga is truly joyful! But, would you be seen out…

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What’s The Deal With Hating Fat?

fat talking

Everyone has an opinion on body fat – some say fat will kill you, some say fat will give you cancer, some say fat is just fat, and some say fat is ugly. And there are as many opinions about fat people: lazy fat gluttons who have no self discipline, stuff their faces with junk…

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YOU Control Your Body Image

It’s not the media’s 24/7 parade of fantasy flesh, it’s not your mother’s opinion of her body when you were growing up, it’s not the weight loss industry nor the personal training industry, nor the endless boring updates of how disciplined-others are bragging about their chia goji wheatgrass smoothies on Instagram. It’s you that controls…

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Body Image After Eating Disorder Recovery

Hi Sandy, I’ve had an ED for 15 years and the last thing to go is the body image. I’ve been working on it pretty hard for a year and a therapist told me about tapping and this website. I was anorexic for 15 years and now I’m at a “healthy” weight, I’m ok with the…

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On Feeling Satisfied and Setting Feeling Goals

You’re reading this because you don’t feel satisfied with something about your life, right? If you’re like most readers here at BBC, you’re here because you’re not satisfied with something about your body. I get that. That old saying been there, done that, bought the t-shirt and worried about if it was too tight or…

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Botox Changes Your Brain?

A new study has shown some new unexpected and puzzling side-effects of botox. Regular readers of this blog know I’m no fan of cosmetic medical procedures. The drive to make those changes is simply a dollar-driven industry that harms women in the long run, and I don’t get how doctors who pledge to ‘first do…

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