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a past journal

Got a journal?

When I was a girl, I fell in love with Harriet the Spy.  She was the plucky heroine in Louise Fitzhugh’s book of the same name who spied on her neighbors and kept copious notes about them.  I fell in love with Harriet, the journals, the people watching, all of it.  And to this day, […]

Girl Power Songs to Get Us Running

Girl Power Songs to Get Us Running

We recently received a grant to train the Circle de Luz girls for a 5k.  One of the things we want to do to support their running is create podcasts that will guide them through run/ walk pacing as they build endurance and those podcasts will also have music.  What songs do you suggest for […]

Happy, his backpack, and a rooster that will soon be night-night.

Random Bits

Bit 1: Years ago, my boss had an unlikely reputation.  She was the motherboard destroyer.  You see, computers have something called a motherboard inside of them.  I think the motherboard is basically the boss of the computer (and hence why it was named the MOTHERboard).  Anyway, she, in very short order, went through something like […]

One of my favorite body warriors: Ruth

Be a Body Warrior to Meet

A weekly feature I used to do here on the blog was “A Body Warrior to Meet.”  And the launch of Beautiful You is the perfect time to bring it back.  It featured women of all ages and backgrounds celebrating their body, beauty, and identity.  So, would you like to be A Body Warrior to Meet?  […]

Wanna be a Guerrilla Gifter?

Wanna be a Guerrilla Gifter?

So, I’ve been thinking about how to get Beautiful You into the hands of someone (or a few someones) who might not have otherwise come across it and I had this idea: Guerrilla Gifting.  What is Guerrilla Gifting?  Well, it’s when I send a book out to a willing Guerrilla Gifter and said Guerilla Gifter places that book […]

Today is Spike Day!

Today is Spike Day!

So, today is Beautiful You Spike Day where we’ll celebrate the book’s upcoming launch with a Buy One Get One giveaway for those who order the book on Tuesday, September 28.  All you need to do to be a part of Spike Day is order Beautiful You ON September 28th from Amazon.com, Powells.com, BN.Com, Borders.com or […]

last chance at beautiful you. the workshop early bird registration

last chance at beautiful you. the workshop early bird registration

The early bird pricing for beautiful you. the workshop ends on Thursday so I wanted to remind you about it.  If you want to get the early bird price of $125 for the workshop, email me your registration form today to hijasamericanas@gmail.com and mail your check to arrive by Saturday.  Hope you can join us!  beautiful you. the workshop […]

updates

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Not fixed. But not broken.

Not fixed. But not broken.

I was reading a blog last week when a bit of an epiphany struck.  I’m still working through it, but I thought I’d share the beginnings of it with you, nonetheless.  On Fancy Pantalons, Elyssa Tardif was reflecting on her recent retreat with Geneen Roth, author of Women, Food, and God.    She wrote that Roth […]

Just a reminder that Tuesday is SPIKE DAY!

And I don’t mean your hair.  Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance will officially be released by Seal Press on October 5th.  What’s Beautiful You all about?   Every day, American women and girls are besieged by images and messages that suggest their beauty is inadequate—inflicting immeasurable harm upon their confidence and sense of […]