Body Bliss

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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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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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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Listening to your own voice

It seems to me that the best person to help you love yourself and your body more is you – you’re your lifelong potential-best-friend and most staunch ally. You’re the one inside your head, listening to every little nitty gritty nasty critical taunt, every little whisper of gratitude, feeling every barb and blessing. You’re the…

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Why is Zero a Size for Women???

And the answer is – nah you already know the answer: vanity. The logic goes like this: Of course all women want to be beautiful, it’s the main purpose of being a woman To be beautiful you must be thin Thin means small sized clothes So we’ll make the number on the label smaller so…

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You Are so Powerful

Yes, you – you’re already so powerful, in your imperfect, freckled, wrinkled, stretch-marked, age-spotted skin. I know, a run down of all our imperfections like that: scary when you see it all in one place right? 🙂 I also know though that it’s true, and finally retailers are starting to catch on: it’s much much…

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Why you MUST care about negative body image

have no fear of perfection

You won’t be happy when you’re at size/weight x – trust me, that doesn’t happen, no matter how much the latest celeb diet pusher tells you it will. But you must care about negative body image, and getting yourself past that. I’ve had the privilege of working with hundreds of women who’ve spent years on…

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