Body Negativity

For as long as I can remember I have been ashamed of my body. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve also outwardly railed against the dominant narrative of body hatred in our culture. I consider it atrocious that women (and men) are goaded into aspiring to false ideals. I’ve spent hundreds of hours pep-talking girlfriends who…

Thinking Differently: Leaving the past behind

In some of my lists of goals from my past there are casual mentions of connecting more with family and friends, or focusing on forwarding my career, or developing my creative interests, but without fail the true measure of success always seems to come back to an arbitrary ‘ideal’ number on the scale.

Moderation Issues

I’m so sick of dieting. And thinking about dieting. Seriously, I have spent the last 32 years worrying about my weight. I’m only 38 so that gives you an idea of how long this obsession has lasted. I was a fat child, a chubby adolescent, a rapidly fluctuating 20-something and a periodically obese 30 something…