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All Natural Day Redux

All Natural Day Redux

So, to my great pleasure and surprise- every one of my 44 students went all natural on Friday.  And what came as no surprise was that each one of them was breathtaking.  Absolutely breathtaking.  After we started class with an exam, we had a great conversation about the All Natural Experience.  A few of them […]

5 Rituals to Boost Your Self-Care

5 Rituals to Boost Your Self-Care

We so often want everything we do to have so much more redeeming value.  It has to help us lose a pound or get a job.  But doing things that are just kind to ourselves, that place a premium on our worth, actually have a pretty significant positive impact on our sense of well-being.  Here […]

this moment

this moment

A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

My mom and I all natural at the airport

All Natural Friday Details

This Friday, February 25, we will be celebrating All Natural Friday in my body image class at UNC-Charlotte (and around the world, wherever you are).  What is All Natural Friday?  A chance for all of us to become reacquainted with the skin we’re in.  This Friday, I’d like all of you to go all natural […]

photo by Jill E. Williams

Let the soft animal of your body love what it loves

Wild Geese by Mary Oliver You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you […]

It's not just a white girl thing...

It’s not just a white girl thing…

This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness week and the National Eating Disorders Association has asked people to do just one thing to support awareness.  Today, I wanted to blog about a common misconception that exist in communities of color: the idea that eating disorders are just a white girl thing.  They’re not.  They are […]

Sofia Vergara with and without make-up

Going all natural

I issued the challenge because it was becoming more and more apparent that it would be a challenge.  This Friday, my body image class and I will go without any enhancements.  What are enhancements?  Make-up, perfume, hair product, weave/ extensions (that aren’t sewn in), fake eyelashes, contacts, flat ironing, etc. As we have immersed ourselves […]

this moment

this moment

  A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Eating Disorder Awareness Week & a BOGO opportunity

Eating Disorder Awareness Week & a BOGO opportunity

February 20-26 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, sponsored by the National Eating Disorder Association. Head on over to NEDA’s web-site to register for their campaign and you’ll be gifted with all sorts of information.  As part of their campaign, NEDA is asking everyone to do one thing to battle or prevent eating disorders.  I hope […]

photo by Jill E. Williams

Reorganizing myself

The other day I dreamt that I joined the Army (I am an Army brat so maybe that’s not so terribly out of left field in my subconscious brain) and that the Army then called me to tell me that I had 18 hours to deploy to Iraq.  It then seems my dream lasted those […]