On Body Image, Sex + Relationships

January 09, 2010
Learning to stop using sex as a ruler against which your relationship is constantly measured When thinking about body image, for me one of the most presing isues is the way in which my body image and confidence are directly correlated to my sexual identity and satisfaction  As I've disclosed on this blog several times, I've had a complicated sexual history, wrought with trauma, blis, confusion, and ultimately with me learning the hard ... keep reading

Welcome, 2010, I'm So Excited About You..

December 31, 2009
So, on monday I wrote a post entitled Learning To Love Yourself, Even When You Feel Awful in which I promised a follow up on tips that would help you learn to love yourself during the hardest and most terrible body image lows, AND then I thought, how perfect would that be in the form of reformed New Years Resolutions See, I don't really believe in resolutions No one ever keeps them They are often unobtainable or vague and spawn from self ... keep reading

Learning to Love Yourself, Even When You Feel Awful

December 28, 2009
Now, I have written MANY posts about learning to love yourself So many posts you may be sick of them by now, but since this is a concept that I continue to struggle with, I have faith that this still applies to some of you Often when I write about this topic, I try my hardest to come at gaining a better relationship with your body and mind from a POSITIVE outlook  This is, in part, due to my ultimate favorite stance - faking it 'til you make it ... keep reading

learning to love yourself during the holidays

December 16, 2009
I'm not sure about you, but this year my holiday season has expanded (literally) from Thanksgiving and Christmas as separate and distinct festivities to a six week marathon of parties, cookies, delicious alcoholic indulgences, and the growing need/desire for hibernation and rampant food consumption  It felt like I navigated Thanksgiving really well by reminding myself that, as an adult, I can cook myself Thanksgiving food WHENEVER I WANT, and ... keep reading

A Body Recovered

December 05, 2009
I've been having a difficult time lately with my body  We have not been getting along  It will not do anything I say, stubbornly holding on to the (fat) cells which protect it from my anger and meannes, knowing full and well that my mind has not been in the right place and I have not been encountering out of joy and love, but out of fear and anger Thus, I have been forced to change my perspective, after having to admit defeat because ... keep reading
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