Body Image

Age Before Beauty?

Age Before Beauty?

You may have heard the idiom “age before beauty.” It’s said in good humor when a younger person lets an older one go ahead of him – say, through a doorway, or in taking a first slice of cake. I… Read more →
Beauty.

Beauty.

Imagine you are an artist. You create a masterpiece. The painting is exactly what you want it to be. Each intricate detail has been carefully crafted and flawlessly formed to perfectly fit your vision. It is: beautiful. Now, look at… Read more →
Why Do I Hate My Body?

Why Do I Hate My Body?

May is upon us. Gone are the cool fall and winter days of wearing jeans and layers. Instead, it’s time for swimsuits and shorts, the two things I’m most uncomfortable wearing. ‘Tis the season to show skin. Our family will… Read more →
Do Not Repay Evil for Evil

Do Not Repay Evil for Evil

Typically, when I hear a story of someone having been bullied, my initial gut desire is to find the bully and start hurling insults back at him or her. I’m not proud of this, but it’s true. But when a… Read more →
My Drug of Choice

My Drug of Choice

by: anonymous   You may have heard people say, “be careful what you wish for…” But if you you were raised in church like me, you may have been warned, “be careful what you pray for…” As shiny as life… Read more →
How Mama Got Her Groove Back: Bouncing Back Postpartum

How Mama Got Her Groove Back: Bouncing Back Postpartum

It’s hard to imagine you’ll ever feel normal, much less LOOK normal, ever again.  Over the course of nine months you put on 20-60 pounds of weight (most of it in the span of just the last four months –… Read more →
Chasing Happiness on a Treadmill

Chasing Happiness on a Treadmill

by: Devin Stanley   In July of 2013, I looked into the mirror and decided that it was time to take matters into my own hands. I was working full time as a data entry specialist, clocking in around seventy… Read more →
New Year’s Challenge to Mind, Body and Soul

New Year’s Challenge to Mind, Body and Soul

It’s that time of year when everyone starts making and breaking their New Year’s resolutions. Or if you’re like me, you don’t make them at all because who needs to feel like a failure for the year in the second… Read more →
The Mirror

The Mirror

As I look in the mirror, it is easy to see the flaws that media and magazines bombard me with. When I look in the mirror I see the wrinkles, the blemishes, the freckles (or sun- kisses, as my mother… Read more →
Striving for Imperfection

Striving for Imperfection

I remember her laughing as she told our group of twelve girls that when she didn’t wax, she had a unibrow. I was shocked. Not at the unibrow, per se, but at her fearless honesty. It’s not like we were… Read more →
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