The Heart of the Matter

The reason that I am strongly body positive is that I want to feel good about myself as I make lifestyle changes that support my overall health.  I have always had a higher BMI.  “Skinny” is not in my genes, but “healthy” can be in my habits and my choices.  

Shopping While Plus-Sized

Shopping while plus-sized?  Feel frustrated in a fitting room?  I feel ya.  Limited choices often limit plus-size women from wearing clothing they really love.  With my busy life, it’s not unusual for me to attend several events in a week, in addition to meetings.  I am constantly shopping and trying on clothes.  As a plusContinue reading “Shopping While Plus-Sized”

Born Naked, Annihilated by Fashion…til now

Note:  These Botero-inspired, body positive fashion images are NSFW. They are also not safe for preserving outmoded paradigms of what a woman’s body should be. We are born naked and when we die, our bodies are stripped, examined and prepared for burial. Between birth and death, we are contextualized and classified by fashion. It isContinue reading “Born Naked, Annihilated by Fashion…til now”

The Holiday Gift Guide is Out!

I am so excited  by this year’s gift guide. We often talk about “surviving” the holidays, and I took that to heart in this year’s guide.  Too often, the holidays induce stress, worry and exhaustion–and it doesn’t have to be that way. This year’s unique guide features: Stocking Stuffers–Affordable, upscale stocking stuffers for adults andContinue reading “The Holiday Gift Guide is Out!”

The Old Injury. The New Perspective.

When I was in 3rd grade, I broke my left arm.  I fell off a swing backwards on the playground and snapped my left ulna.  The bone was set properly.  It seemed to heal quickly. Flash forward a few decades, it’s giving me trouble when I do Wheel Pose during yoga.  I’ve had an on-again,Continue reading “The Old Injury. The New Perspective.”