There's no shame in being a woman and there's definitely no shame in being a woman who has a period. There's also no shame in being a woman who wants to have sex while on her period.
If you spend Sunday nights with your stomach in knots and your mind racing about all the possible, terrible things that might happen to you in the week ahead, chances are that there's an area of your life that you're unhappy with.
This year I began a new relationship by falling in love with me. Having shared most of my life with an eating disorder, caught in a cycle of punishin...
Eating disorders are not a choice. Eating disorders are a mental illness like Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, and they are treatable. I get a lot of flak for emphasizing the biological predisposition for eating disorders, for de-emphasizing the personal narrative, for banging on about "not your fault, not your parents' fault, not society's fault."
My world ended at 22. I lost everything I had worked so hard since the age of 9 to become. A simple "and what do you do?" would send me for a toss dee...
There's been a promising trend online and in advertisements towards loving the skin we're in. From the just released MAKERS series...
You may recognize Cassandra Bodzak from ABC's The Taste (she once fed Anthony Bourdain vegan cupcakes), or from Shape.com, where she ...
My boobs reached a "C" cup by the time I started high school. I feared they'd keep growing until they looked like my mom's, whose breasts hung almost to her belly button like old balloons with liquid areolas taking up the base. They floated on their own in water.
Eight years ago I finally faced up to the fact that all was not well with my beautiful 14-year-old daughter's health. She had over many months and in all reality a number of years been gradually changing her eating and exercise habits. I didn't want to see, I didn't want to name it.
I wish I could tell you what you want to hear: Just do this one simple thing and the weight will melt off of you! You'll look and feel great in everything! You'll be able to maintain this way of eating forever and you'll always feel fantastic! Your problems are over! I can't (and won't) tell you that
Confession: I'm not in this for the clothes. Or the pampering, or the possibility of Instagram fame. Although all of that stuff is really fun!
Two days before my wedding, I was laying in the bathtub, crying because I felt bad about my body. "I am bad, I am wrong, I don't deserve the love of a great man, I don't deserve a spectacular wedding day," was the thought reel playing on loop in my head. Talking to my fiancé that night, something finally clicked.
Amy Winehouse was one of the most extraordinary jazz singers of this generation -- and her self-destructive ways, dysfunctional family, bad marriage, and the insane, invasive nature of the media all ensured an early end.
People who are made to feel embarrassed about their guilty pleasures are less likely to make future healthy choices, according to a 2015 study in the journal Appetite. Instead, fight back with this field guide to the biggest Judgy Jennies out there and how to hang on to your dignity and your more-evolved-than-theirs approach to healthy eating.
We've been taught to think that counting calories is a great way to lose weight, keep our size stable, and prevent us from having serious muffin top. But counting calories just ain't all it's cracked up to be.
This body -- I am so very proud of what it has done. It has housed and carried and nourished six boys and a girl we will meet in glory. So what if there is still an after-belly six weeks later?