Ok ladies, we're going there... we're talking about sex. I know it's a bit of a taboo subject, but really, it shouldn't be! I'm a happily married woman (for nearly 12 years now) and I think a good sex-life is an EXTREMELY important part of what makes our marriage so happy in the first place.
Yesterday I read an article about positive body image and making friends with the mirror on the Oprah website by Author Amy Bloom -- and it got me thi...
Thank you Mattel for turning a page and adding a new chapter in your long successful history to compassionately consider more of your little customer's developing sense of self and how they feel they fit in the world around them.
These days, when I'm teaching a group fitness class, I choose my words carefully, knowing how much of an impact they can have. I emphasize how the exercises we do in class are in preparation for activities we do outside the gym.
Last night, I saw a picture of myself at CrossFit on a friend's Facebook page: I am mid-deadlift and my growing muscles strain at the weight. My expression is one of intensity and fear. Will I die? Not anymore. I'm certain that after I set the bar on the ground, as always, my muscles trembled with the righteous fatigue of joy.
I don't think I believe that if I played with Barbies who were a little taller and a little "curvier" I'd be more confident in myself. Changing toys will do little to change the world we live in.
I hate my muffin top. Don't give me some sappy line about the top being the best part of the muffin. I hate that little roll that reminds me that I'm probably being stubborn and I might need to go a size up in my jeans ... that little extra piece of flesh that is evidence that I like mini Snickers bars. A lot.
Whether blonde or brunette, African-American or Asian, she was always tall and thin, representing an idealized vision of pretty, to be sure, but one that was potentially limiting to girls' imaginations and certainly didn't represent the diversity today's kids see all around them. It was time, as they say, for a makeover.
For as long as I can remember I've always felt out of control around food. Some of my earliest memories as a little girl include: hiding away in my ...
According to an article, these are the things men find unattractive about us women, written by a woman. But if you want me to love my man just the way he is, then he can sure as f*ck love me the way I am.
I am taking contrary action to be in an environment that is filled with emotional triggers. Just walking in the door is an exercise in self-love and self-acceptance, and the gym is now a place of healing and reclamation.
We need to remember that while we workout our exteriors, our interiors also need to be watered and cared for.
I'm not saying it'll work for everyone, and I can't promise you won't embarrass yourself, but give it a shot. If a skeptical, lazy, sassy and formerly out of shape lady like me can start practicing yoga, you can to.
I want to live in a world where it's not radical for a woman to like her body. Where it's not brave for a woman to wear a bikini. Where it's not newsworthy to be fat and happy or fit or healthy. But, unfortunately we're not there yet.
In this new age of expansion and inclusion; some of us are really working hard to create a safe space for all of it. That is the intention --- and trying to speak to all vagina holders at the same time and be inclusive is an ongoing challenge.
This Valentine's I am calling all ladies to commit to giving themselves the gift of a luxurious life. When you finish these exercises you will have a warm heart, a brighter smile and a more solid relationship with yourself.