She’s Not Fat, She’s Big Boned

“Heaven’s, no.  That girl isn’t fat.  She’s big-boned.”  Overheard at my gym. Do I dare do it?  The topic is kind of scary.  Actually it can sometimes be taboo.  But I’m going to go for it because…well…because I have to for me, you and the girls in Girls on the Run. Obesity. Yep that’s right.  […]

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Day Six

Why do certain advertisements have such a powerful effect on me? How can I move past allowing them to affect me in such a negative and disturbing way?  What can I learn from my response to the cultural images we see in the media regarding women? We are in-between days of hosting a Girls on […]

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Day 3

Why has “quiet” been so difficult for me?  Why, as I age, do I seek to find it more often? I have two teenage children.  One is fifteen and the other is twelve.  I’m amazed by the amount of noise two individuals can create and find. The moment we hop in the car, the radio […]

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Day 1

Why does starting something often feel like such a challenge?  Why is “the beginning” always so daunting? I practice yoga almost five days a week.  I’m a recent yoga convert, having been a runner for most of my life up until about a year ago. Running provided for me, and still does (just not as […]

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