My fitness journey started with the goal to lose excessive baby weight. But the more I get into health and fitness, the more I see unhealthy habits and thinking.… Read More Rock My Body
My father, the explorer of all things web, recently shared a TED talk from long-distance swimmer Diane Nyad. At the prime age of 62, Nyad embarked on a 103-mile swim, from Havana to the Florida coast. Her extreme expedition entailed gearing up with arduous 24-hour practice swims, fending off dehydration and hyperthermia, succumbing to the… Read More Living An Extreme Dream
Biting into a plate of food, I suddenly feel a strange snap inside my mouth. I place my finger on a tooth and abruptly it falls out. I make my way across my gums and, one by one, teeth crumble. I panic as I frantically try piecing together the white porcelain shards in my palm.… Read More Building Beauty, From the Inside Out
Smile! Cheer up! You look soo serious. This simple statement command, usually from the same source, infuriates me. My wish list of smart comebacks include: -No, and don’t tell me what to do. -What are you, the f^cking smile police? -Mind your f^ing business. Or even better…I would, but I forgot my pearls, apron and… Read More My Monday Motivational Moment: Please Stop Telling Me To Smile!
Making my way to the kitchen, I walk past the Hubby sitting on the couch reading the paper. I move in slowly, ease my pace slightly, and subtly place the butt into eye view. Three-quarters into my turn, I feel a swift smack. We have contact and all is good. Equivalent to a hug, smooch… Read More A Butt Smacking Good Time
My sister recently directed my attention to a 1998 ad campaign from The Body Shop showcasing “Ruby,” a pleasantly plump anti-Barbie, intended to challenge stereotypes of beauty. So rather than inundate you with my feminist rantings about how the beauty industry encourages low self-esteem, poor self-image and eating disorders among women…or how over-sexualized images of… Read More Body Imperfect: Real Beauty and Anti-Eating Disorder Ads
I come from a long line of strong women. We are proud and stubborn, hard-working and family-first, sentimental and defensive. We are a puzzle. Some rights reserved by lanuiop I asked my husband once, Am I tough? He quickly responded, No. Arguing pursued, as my feelings were evidently hurt. Weakness was not an acceptable trait… Read More La Fuerza