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Dear Women of Facebook

Dear Women of Facebook, I want you to know that I see you. I see the re-posts of articles you value, recipes you enjoy and quotes that you love. I smile as I click through your photos of summer vacation with your crazy-cute family, sporting events and day trips to the museum. I read your

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Of Baby Mamas and Body Talk

Yesterday I overheard an interesting conversation in a department store check out line. I was with my three littles waiting to pay for the new shorts and shoes that my oldest daughter needed for camp. The people in front of us were dropping piles of clothing and accessories onto the counter and the cashier was frantically removing

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Why “You’ve Lost Weight” Isn’t A Compliment

“Wow! You look so good! You’ve lost weight!” “You must have dropped 20 pounds! You’re stunning!” “Are you getting skinnier? What’s your secret?” “How did you lose the baby weight so quickly? I’m jealous.” If you think that these comments are flattering, you aren’t alone. Culturally, thinness is considered a worthy pursuit. Losing weight is

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We’re Far More Alike Than You Know

My client is a beautiful woman, inside and out. She’s strong and courageous and accomplished. She is mystical and passionate. Her heart is so big and so generous that I’ve yet to figure out how her body can contain it. She’s amazing. But, she’s tired. She is so damn tired of fighting the voices in

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Ditch Binge Eating For Good With These Simple Questions

Have you ever found yourself standing at the pantry, wrist deep in a jar of extra-crunchy peanut butter with a pile of king-size candy bar wrappers at your feet? If so, you’re not alone. Binge eating is a relatively common experience characterized by the intense and immediate urge to devour food. Sufferers frequently report feeling

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There’s Something I Want To Tell You About Self Care

Recently, I experienced several weeks of anxiety. Physically, I felt as though someone was sitting on my chest and crushing my throat with their hands. I couldn’t breathe. Mentally, I was scattered and unable to concentrate. And emotionally, numbing sadness covered me like a cloud. Work and parenting distracted me in the daytime hours. My

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