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I Stopped Exercising and Started Playing–10 Results

In the last five years, I stopped exercising and started playing, and it has changed my whole mindset about exercise. I now play every day--sometimes I play a little, and sometimes I play a lot. For example, you might like to read this post about playing in the snow: I Played in the Snow This… Continue reading I Stopped Exercising and Started Playing–10 Results

Body Love and Body Kindness, Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety

Instead of Dieting in the New Year…

It is the end of the year. It is a time when many of us have just celebrated Christmas or other holidays celebrations and are looking towards New Year. It is also a time when a lot of us freak out about our bodies and decide to go on a diet. If you are like… Continue reading Instead of Dieting in the New Year…

Body Love and Body Kindness

The Truth About Toxic Body and Beauty Lies

I dream of a world in which everyone feels peaceful and powerful in his or her body. But we are not quite there yet, and here is why. From the time we are very small, we (especially girls and women but increasingly men, too) are surrounded by constant messages communicating that the most important thing… Continue reading The Truth About Toxic Body and Beauty Lies

Body Love and Body Kindness, Feminism and Love, Healing Difficult Emotions, Poetry, Uncategorized

Girl. The Interrogation Mark.

Little girls are exclamation marks: Me! Trees! Legs! Family! Sunlight! Stomach! Ice cream! Happy! Me! Until they learn..."Beautiful", "ugly", "thin", "fat", And then girls become question marks... Beautiful enough? Thin enough? Sexy enough? Enough? Enough? Enough? The question becomes a hunger, a feAR, a TERROR of "no", And soon we stop finishing our own sentences… Continue reading Girl. The Interrogation Mark.