Should You Let Your Partner in On Your Emotional Baggage?

August 19, 2010
Yes It's as simple as that But don't you worry - I'll elaborate, if only because I'm not really an answer-in-one-word-kind-of-girl, if you know what I mean, and since you read this blog, I'm fairly certain that you do This question has been sort of circulating around the internet as of late, particularly in regards to body image and disordered eating, with many wondering whether or not that is information to share with your ... keep reading

What IF I Continue to Show Up?

August 18, 2010
When I say show up, I mean persevering against all odds, stepping up to the plate when all of the odds are stacked up against you, forward motion when you see no clear path or cannot understand how something will work out It means waking up day after day and just winging it, on the hope and prayer that somehow, someway, the doors will open before you by the shear force of your dreaming It means, not just sitting back and resting on your ... keep reading

Rogue or Broke: An Interview with Fire Starter Danielle LaPorte

August 13, 2010
In your bio you state that following the succes of Style Statement: Live by Your Own design you built a big media presence and then went rogue - what does that mean for you How has going rogue enabled your succes Rogue was the only choice Rogue or soul death Rogue or broke And it changed everything EVERYTHING I was biking home from yoga tonight and thought, Wow, I'm really living the life I want to live And of course, there's so much more I ... keep reading

Thoughts On Being a "Pretty Fat Girl"

August 12, 2010
So the other day I was having a conversation with someone about their body image an feelings of self worth - feel free to imagine me doing this all day everyday, as that is basically accurate The conversation went kind of like this: "I just feel bad about myself all the time I am fat and ugly and no one wants to date me I'm getting to the point where I just don't know what to do" [Her] "I know EXACTLY what you mean, I used to feel like ... keep reading

What IF: I Took Myself Seriously as a Writer?

August 04, 2010
Now this is quite a big What If Wednesday, and represents something that I am struggling with big time right now I am struggling - almost daily, to take myself seriously "Taking myself seriously" means several things to me First it means describing what I do to people with out belittling it This means: no air quotes around words like writer, mentor, coach, genius body image think-tank, etc It also means striking works like kinda, sorta, well, ... keep reading