Category Archives: health

Does My Underwear Make Me Look Old?

As I type this, I’m thinking, why? What’s the point of this post, and will anyone want to read it? It falls into several lame categories, such as TMI and Pathetic Navel Gazing. Or, more accurately, Pathetic Butt and Crotch … Continue reading

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Weighty Issues and the Vital Role of Health Professionals

If there’s one topic that all women can relate to in one way or another, it’s weight. And yet, even in these supposedly enlightened times, there’s still a lot of stress, confusion and conflict around the whole business of body … Continue reading

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Can Creative Parents Have IT ALL Too?

This is a slightly revised version of my very first blog post. Back in January of 2013, I was ramping up to self publish a novel called Living by Ear, and knew I should start a blog. But what would … Continue reading

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I Saw a Woman Eating in the Woods…the Secret Lives of Bulimics

The other day, while walking my dog on a wooded trail, I noticed a young woman sitting on a rock, half hidden by trees, eating with a plastic fork. She didn’t look up as I passed; in fact, she turned … Continue reading

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The Fine Line Between Fitness and Orthorexia

Orthorexia—have you heard of it? I hadn’t until a couple of weeks ago. Or maybe I should say that I’d never heard the word orthorexia. But then an issue of Fitness magazine showed up in my mailbox. I have no … Continue reading

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One Brave Woman

It was about 10 p.m. on a weeknight, at the arts center in my town, and it’d been a big night for me. Just moments earlier, the final guests had left my very first book launch party, and I was … Continue reading

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The Conundrum of Superficial Beauty

I know I’ve been writing a lot about appearance and body image lately. It’s been on my mind more than usual, as my book, Leaving the Beach launched this week. The book—a novel—is about a woman who, among other things, … Continue reading

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Our Bodies vs. Our Selves

Anyone living in contemporary society realizes that our bodies are much more than just vessels that we use to transport our hearts, souls, and minds around the planet. Blame evolution and “survival of the fittest” for the way we humans … Continue reading

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How Much Reality are we Ready For?

Everyone’s talking about Photoshopped images of models and celebrities these days. And for good reason. There’s no question that seeing idealized, superhuman images over and over again is detrimental to our self-esteem. Especially the self-esteem of younger people—both male and … Continue reading

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How I Got Rid of my Eating Disorder—for Good

Eating disorders (EDs) were introduced to me through a magazine article I read in high school. The article was about models suffering from anorexia and bulimia, and its obvious goal was to instruct on the dangers of these illnesses. But … Continue reading

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