A Range of Possibilities

Sorry, dear readers … I’ve been blogging so infrequently because life has been good and busy, and this week L has been traveling for business and now my sister is visiting–yay! 🙂

Carrie Goldman, author of BULLIED: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear, wrote this beautiful, poignant piece for Huffington Post I wanted to share: “Oh My God, Mommy, You Weigh A Lot.”

A friend had shared the link with me via Facebook, and I loved it. I could certainly relate on so many levels. I never want my daughter to think that her worth is determined by a number, and I love the idea of recognizing a ‘healthy range’ for one’s weight and teaching that flexible outlook to our children. Continue reading “A Range of Possibilities”

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Awesome Article by Scarlett Johannson, “The Skinny”

Seriously, this commentary by beautiful, breathy-voiced Scarlett Johansson on the Huffington Post rocks.

I found it over at Roni’s Weigh and am passing it along here for all of you.

It’s about time a celebrity says something I can stand behind. Amen, Scarlett … amen!

Article Worth Reading: “An Open Letter to Oprah”

Over the weekend, YogiClareBear shared an article from The Huffington Post with me that she thought might be a good fit for readers here on my blog. After reading it, I couldn’t agree more.

The article, called “An Open Letter to Oprah” is written by the director of the documentary, “America The Beautiful,” which explores our nation’s unhealthy obsession with beauty.

Take a peek at his plea to Oprah to stop the yo-yo dieting and end her public obsession with body image.

What is most interesting to me is that the director (and author) is a man. Not to play the sex card or anything, but usually we hear other females talking about weight issues and body image issues. And while men are certainly impacted as well, it was refreshing to hear a guy’s perspective. Continue reading “Article Worth Reading: “An Open Letter to Oprah””

On Blogging

imagesSo I’ve been at this blogging gig for five months now and am loving it. I carve out time to write each night and, with my husband in business school and either studying or at class, I have plenty of time.

Writing for me has always been therapeutic. But now, instead of journaling in my personal journal (which I used to do religiously every day), I find myself putting more of my thoughts here on my blog than in my journal which is both scary and thrilling at the same time.

Scary in that I realize information is a gift and don’t want to overshare anything about my family or friends. And thrilling in that people log on, Google me, and want to read my thoughts … however irrational they may be.

Wednesday night, Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post was on the Daily Show, plugging her new book, The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging.

Her first rule is to blog about something you’re passionate about. For me, I’m passionate about nutrition and fitness and psychotherapy. Hence, my blog was born. I have Rule #1 covered. (I’ll need to buy the book for the other “rules”). Continue reading “On Blogging”