What’s Really Normal

Perfect Cupcakes and Disordered Eating

Imagine this: you’re out with a dear friend you’ve not seen for a while, catching up over a meal. During the meal the friend makes several comments about how they’re being ‘bad’ because of their food choice, they really need to lose a few from their [body part], they really shouldn’t be eating this but…

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It’s Stop Fat Talk Week – Can You Do It?

Who Shapes Your Shape?

Fat Talk and How It Shapes Your Body Image I’m mulling over some conversations I’ve had this week about weight, and am aware that they’re really conversations about body image but that the women I was speaking with do not think they have any body image issues, it’s just normal and easy to talk about…

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Body Fat Is Bad?

If Barbie Were Real…

Galia and Her Life-Sized Barbie I’ve written before about based on University research, but here’s something I wish I’d done instead, or also. But since someone else has done it, I can help spread the word and get more people thinking…. Barbie isn’t Real. But Ken Is? In 1996 researchers at the University of South…

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Why I’m Grateful to Weight Watchers

South American Women Under Seige

Here’s another video from the Endangered Species conference in London. The earlier video I posted with Suzie Orbach is here. In this video, Sharon Haywood from Adios Barbie speaks about the body image situation in Argentina; how younger and younger girls are going under the knife, and how even government regulation cannot change the situation…

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The Four Hour Body Triggered Something Ugly

I’m reading Tim Ferris’ monster opus, The Four Hour Body and noticed something really interesting and disturbing in myself! So interesting and disturbing that I had to stop reading and do some emotional clearing before I could continue. I’m only about 60 pages in so far, of a nearly 600 pager. Some background: Tim Ferris…

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Is Your Panty Line Showing?

So I was chatting this morning with lovely Janine from Vanilla Soul in New Zealand when the subject of grooming, specifically panty lines came up! I’ve had a horror of g-strings forever, (thongs, for the US readers, though thongs are footwear for we Aussies – and jandals for the Kiwis – what’s up with that?…

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Seth Roberts and Body Setpoint