Debuting Mary Kay’s Flirty Festive Look and Win $100 Gift Card!

Margaret, the holiday season is upon us. This is the time to counter-intuitively stop eating duck confit with fig marmalade and berry compote. That’s right, Margaret, I can see you! Put the duck fat down. Put it down right now!

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What Makes You Feel Desirable?

Yesterday I had lunch with my mom at my favorite local haunt, John O’ Groats. Best Huevos Rancheros anywhere! I was a bit dolled up, because that’s how I roll at 49. In my teens and 20s I never wore

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Uncommon Goods are sooooo Good! Win a 50$ Gift Certificate!

I queried one of my favorite sites, Uncommon Goods (who rival Air Mall when it comes to unique, cool goodies), to see if I could write a sponsored post for them and this is what arrived in my mailbox approximately two

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Vanity Fair Women Who Do $100 Giveaway!

What the Dove Campaign is doing for body image, Vanity Fair® Lingerie is just beginning to do for women in difficult circumstances who need support (and not just for their ladies). When I write sponsored posts for brands I like I seldom end up

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How Becoming one of the 1950s Pin Up Girls Boosted my Body Image

Last week I got to be a Bombshell. I’ve always wanted to be a Bombshell and am grateful to chocolate and french bread for making it all possible. Like a lot of women I always have my eye on what

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The Love Your Body Now Project: Healing Body Image Issues Through Fine Art Nudes (Lisanne and Colette)

For the last four days I’ve felt like Alice in Wonderland dropped down the rabbit hole. The limitlessly creative photographer for this project, Beth Sanders and empathic, intuitive body-centered coach, Marlene Zaleznick flew in from Boulder to begin our sessions with

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Colbie Caillat’s New Video “Try” Made Me Cry aka Take That Photoshop

My new favorite song from Colbie Caillat. But the glorious images rival the beauty of her voice.

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Are Big Breasts Tastier than Intellectual Breasts?

My lovely guest poster (is that a word?) today, Carol Cassara has strong opinions about the value of plastic surgery. Although I could very well have been one of those unfortunates with plastic surgery gone wrong, I love my results. Yet

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One Woman’s Love Letter to her Body in the War Against Body Image Issues

My guest posting badass for the day is Ms. Lori “Lavender” Holden (why didn’t someone name me Chartreuse?). I want to steal her love letter to her body for my body to add to my arsenal in fighting body image

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One 43-Year Old Woman’s Experience in the Southern Californian Dating World

My guest posting diva today, Kathy Walker, is duking it out in the Real Non-Housewives dating world of the OC. She writes: “The hardest thing about living in Southern California, particularly Central Orange County, is living among the beautiful and

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How Often Should I Weigh Myself? aka The Bathroom Scale Made me her Bitch!

While I’m on vacation this week I have the privilege to introduce you to some lovely women-of-a-certain age! Today’s post comes to you from Alisa Schindler which begs the question “How Often Should I Weigh Myself?” Alisa writes: “I just did it

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When Your Hot Wax Treatment Seeps and Young Bitches Gotta Learn!

Two short funny videos: The epically hilarious Jessica Bern of Two Funny Brains and my uber-talented friend, director Mia Trachinger, have married their talents to create two short funny videos about the ignominies of womanhood which are on their way

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Did You Know The Way We Eat Our Food Is The Way We Make Love? aka My Sensual Eating Reboot

If you’ve been anywhere around this site or my social media networks you are probably incredibly sick of seeing my 1950s pin-ups. I am posting them everywhere because I love them. These photos are a reminder to stop the negative body

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Are You Afraid Your Body Isn’t Beautiful After an Accident or Surgery? and The Scar Project

Today I received a comment that made my heart ache. Melanie read Ruby’s story in our Love Your Body Now series and wrote this: Ruby is everything that I’m not, brave. 3 years ago this July I was walking with

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My Ultherapy Before and After Photos aka Ultherapy: Part 3

My Ultherapy Before and After Photos are Here! (I’m revising this post, almost two years after having this procedure, as my opinion has changed in that time). I must love you ladies a lot to post my Ultherapy Before and

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Gurl, you must be a traffic ticket cuz you got fine written all over you!

Today I’m curating Adriel Luis’ poetry in a film called Slip of the Tongue. In it he’s excoriated by a fiery-eyed Goddess who refuses to be categorized like a commodity. It’s powerful, lyrical and chortle-inducing. A must-see. I love words,

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Body Image Issues aka How I Came to Fall in Love With my Soft Tummy

“What’s this?’ I asked a roided-out Gold’s gym employee. I was holding a fistful of my own soft, round flesh, which seemed to have suddenly appeared beneath my belly button two Mondays ago. I was twenty-eight years old, 5′ 6″

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Is Gwyneth Paltrow’s Fasting for Health Crazy? Or Crazy Like a Fox?

One of the reasons I’m agnostic is because the church I attended when I was a kid required that I fast the first Sunday of every month. I’d sit there in the church pew resenting Jesus and counting the minutes

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A New Study on how to Heal Body Image Issues and the Kissing Video

Okay just stop. Have you stopped? Good. Now, how does your body feel? Mine feels pleasantly tired after working out hard in Pop Physique. My hands are a little sticky and sweaty on the keyboard. My tummy is full to the

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Organic Anti-Aging Skin Care or The Zen of an Aging Neck

My version of organic anti-aging skin care isn’t what you’d expect… Over 40 we all have it. The body part we notice is a harbinger of our rendezvous with Death. (Oh, happy Monday!) Mine is my neck. My legs are

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I Want to be Raquel Welch When I Grow up. Does That Make me a Hypocrite?

I’ve decided to grow up to look like Raquel Welch. Never mind that Raquel Welch at 73 looks better than I did at 25. By the time I’m 73 I’ll have caught up. I think we must assume la Welch

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Win $1,000 from Suave Professionals® aka Quenching the Thirst of my Sub-Saharan Flesh

Symptoms of Peri-menopause. According to HealthLine here are 35 of them. WTF? Don’t women already have to menstruate and give birth? When will you be satisfied, oh ignominious Nature?? So along with my “phantom periods” (which I suppose means my

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Are You Spectatoring During Sex??

My first lover was a USC football player with 0% body fat. He looked like this: You’d think we would have had hot sex. And every now and then we did. But a lot of the time I was, what

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Dreaming of Butt Crunches in Paris aka Workouts-On-Demand Giveaway

I’m in Paris eating Brie, Mousse Au Chocolat, Tarte Tatin, Foi Gras, Boeuf Bourguignon, Coq Au Vin, Crepes and Escargot. Excuse me while I wipe the butter, garlic and cream off of my chubby little fingers …. I’m back. Must

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My Kickass Plan For Aging Like A Viking Warrior – Brought to you By Pfizer

At 48 I’m not even middle-aged. No, I’m not in denial, because the women in my family live to be as old as the Great Basin Bristlecone pine in the southwest United States. Said tree is 5,063 years old. And

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