Monthly Archives: January 2011

Picturing Yourself

By now, a lot of people have blogged about this image: which is a salon-style photograph of women with a variety of short haircuts. What fascinated me about it was the comments like these: “I was so happy to have … Continue reading

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What have you already tried to solve your body?

When you created your body timeline, were you reminded of your efforts to solve your problems with weight, shape, food, or body image? Evaluating those efforts honestly is a useful strategy: It may point to solutions that worked well but … Continue reading

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Treats: Good Chocolate

I’m not actually a chocolate fiend — one of those folks who so adores the taste of chocolate that virtually anything chocolate, anytime, is a source of pleasure and joy. But I do agree that really excellent chocolate deserves its … Continue reading

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Your Body Over Time

If you took a hard look at all the ways this problem with your body has cost you, how did you feel? Were you angry, sad, or ashamed? This problem has been painful. This problem has hurt you. Or did … Continue reading

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Do You Want a Body Like an Olympic Athlete’s?

Which Olympic athlete? Even the most elite physically fittest bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Click here to explore more of these amazing images from photographers Howard Schartz and Beverly Ornstein, archived here by comic artist Nina Matsumoto, which … Continue reading

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What Has Your Struggle Cost You?

One way to begin considering any problem — including problems interacting with your body — is to name it, to come up with some word, or set of words, or a phrase, that captures exactly how you think about this … Continue reading

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A New New Year’s Resolution

Resolved to improve your health and body image in 2011? Wonderful! But wait a minute: Was that your resolution last year, too? (And the year before that? How many years before that, again?) Maybe you’re looking for a new strategy … Continue reading

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