When Yi asked me to climb on her conference room table, I didn’t hesitate.
This past week, Yi Zhou, founder of Global Intuition, a fast-rising international fashion brand, invited me to her headquarters in Beverly Hills for a body positive photo shoot.
We have to embody the world we want to see. If we want less hate, less judgment and more compassion, then we have to hug more. We have to smile … Continue Reading In Body, Embody
When was the last time you thoroughly enjoyed something, fully present, with abandon? So many of us would have a hard time identifying a moment, simply because we’re mired in … Continue Reading Pleasure Matters
I’ve been talking more lately, and not because I’ve been feeling chatty. I’ve realized how much I’ve kept under wraps and repressed to keep the peace and to just get … Continue Reading Silence Is Not Always Golden
Your opinion of me is none of my business. That was one of my biggest lessons and pains in the last two years. What other people think of me doesn’t … Continue Reading Your Opinion of Me is None of My Business
“If only….” How often do we say that to ourselves, “If only I had____,” or “If only _________would happen”? Today is the day to stop waiting for something or someone. … Continue Reading Choose Happiness. Choose Cheese.
It’s amazing to me how much we buy based on our insecurity. We buy creams to “correct” wrinkles. We buy makeup to hide “flaws”. We spend money on all sorts … Continue Reading Fears Separate Us from Our Prosperity
It’s so hard to stay in the moment. It’s easy to obsess over the past or ruminate about the future–the should-s, the could-s, the would-s–but the present is a very … Continue Reading Where Are You Now?
Take a deep breath…and now another….and another…another. Now, tell yourself how you really feel. It may surprise you. Too often, we have a lot of external markers of being a … Continue Reading Keep it Simple
You know that person that uses the same picture from ten years ago on all their social media profiles? That picture than shows them 15 pounds lighter, not as wrinkled, … Continue Reading That One Special Picture
Scales and tape measurers have never been my faves. Anytime I’ve had to deal with either, it’s always with a small sense of dread. Am I measuring up? So often, … Continue Reading Measuring Up
If you’ve ever been to London, you’ve probably taken the Tube, aka the subway. Most people who ride the Tube remember signs everywhere saying, “Mind the Gap”. Years later, I’ve … Continue Reading Mind the Gap
A few years ago, someone called me a “viper”. I was exiting a very difficult and painful situation that I had held on to for far too long. For a … Continue Reading Rethink the Label
Sometimes, we get gifts wrapped in pretty paper, topped with voluptuous, shiny bows. Hopefully, the gift inside is just as great as the paper its wrapped in. Sometimes, it’s not. … Continue Reading You’re Not Your Packaging
This week, I had a lesson in how valuable I am. From time to time, we say to ourselves, “I’m valuable. I’m important. I have something to offer,” etc. It’s … Continue Reading Weighty Self-Worth Issues
It’s very easy to cherry pick reality these days. It’s very easy to ignore what’s inconvenient or what doesn’t matter or apply to you. In the curvy and plus size … Continue Reading No Skinny Shaming. No Fat Shaming. No Shame.