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The Shocking Truth about Women in Lingerie over 50 (Photos)

HuffPo 50 took photographs of 11 women ranging in age from 48-67 in their lingerie then asked them how do they feel sexy today as opposed to in their twenties. Their answers will uplift you … Keep Reading!

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This Post Will Make You Love Yourself in 1 Minute and 13 Seconds (Real Beauty)

This 1 minute 13 second video demonstrates that all of us want what we don’t have. That we all think the Grass is Greener on someone else’s face or body. It reminds us we’re not alone. It makes conscious all of the unconscious, negative, self-hating things we tell ourselves everyday since we’ve absorbed an impossible standard of beauty from the advertising community and celebrity culture. Moms and Dads, be sure to show this to your daughters …

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He Says I’m Too Fat, But What Bothers me Most is my Response

Excerpt: I abandon my body completely, as if it were a one-legged stepchild, by saying, “You’re right. I do need to lose 3, 5, 10 pounds. I’ll do it soon.” “When?” he’ll ask. “Soon,” I’ll say. Then he usually presses me to pick a time frame. Or a special event as my goal. And I will arbitrarily pick something. By my next birthday. Before I participate in a ballroom dance competition. By Christmas. Keep Reading …

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Kate Winslet Takes on Fat Shamers & a Groundbreaking Book asks, “What’s Wrong With Fat?”

Kate Winslet wrote: ““I know I am chubby, I have big feet, and have bad hair days. When I grew up and even now sometimes, I hardly hear any positive reinforcement about body image from any female. I mostly hear negatives. But I know most of the negatives come from the people who are busy rejoicing other people’s insults by liking demeaning posts on Facebook, when in reality they don’t even like themselves.” Keep Reading …

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Lane Bryant’s Response to Victoria Secret’s “Perfect Body” Campaign

I absolutely love the Lane Bryant “I’m No Angel” campaign. There’s been some, what I consider to be, trumped up controversy that by featuring succulent, zaftig models in their campaign with an intra-textual reference to the Victoria’s Secret “Perfect Body” campaign, that Lane Bryant is simply perpetuating hate on hate.

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A (Video) That Proves There’s More Than One Ideal Body Type

What if this weight is perfect for me at age 49? What if I didn’t spend the day feeling like my body wasn’t behaving as perfectly as I’d like it to be? What if, just for today, I lay down my defenses and decide my body isn’t an ongoing project, rather a magical, irreplaceable conduit for seeing, smelling, tasting, hearing and feeling my own experience in the corporeal world. If I allowed that, maybe I would feel how much I love my body, how much I appreciate what it’s doing and has done for me my whole life.

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Three Bodies: Identical Twins Heal Body Image Issues Through Fine Art Nudes

“Sometimes I feel like Peter Pan. But not because I don’t want to grow up. I’m like Peter Pan in that I’m chasing my shadow, only my shadow is my body.” – Lisanne Sartor When I was 46-years old I had flattering nudes taken of myself to combat negative feelings I had about my rounder, aging body. It was so liberating that I wanted to do the same thing for other women … keep reading!

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How Becoming a 1950s Pin Up Girl 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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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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Taryn Brumfitt’s Before Photo was “Fit,” And her After Photo was “Fat:” and why we should Celebrate that

Aussie mother of three, Taryn Brumfitt, found her body “disgusting.” In an effort to love her body she entered a weight-lifting beauty competition. She made her body perfect by Western standards and still felt disgusting. Thus she began The Body

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Was I Wrong to Conjecture the YSL Model was Anorexic? And A Gorgeous Chubby Girl Dancing

Hello mon petits. There’s a lovely woman named Jenni Chiu who blogs at Mommy Nani Boo Boo. Today I received a note from her on Facebook letting me know she was going to write a rebuttal to my Change.org petition (we

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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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Which is Better? “Normal Barbie” or “Real-Life Barbie?”

Barbie’s gotten a lot of flack over the last decade for having body proportions that are anatomically impossible. Her Highness of Vapidity has even been accused of creating body image issues which can lead to anorexia, bulimia and death. (And

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The Love Your Body Now Project – Healing Body Image Issues Through Fine Art Nudes (Ruby)

(I’ve begun the “Love Your Body Now” project with photographer, Beth Sanders, and we’ve added a third partner, body-centered coach, Marlene Zaleznick, to help heal body image issues through the use of fine art nudes. To read more about it click HERE.)

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Petitioning CEO of Yves Saint Laurent, Francesca Bellettini, to Stop Using Images of Painfully Thin Models

(Based on feedback I’ve decided to change the rhetoric in this post in order to be more respectful to the model in the photo, but the petition stands). I was sitting in my office (the bathroom) flipping through the latest

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Experts Say, “Don’t Tell Your Daughter She’s Pretty!” I Say, Why Not?

There’s a trend in parenting to compliment our children’s abilities rather than their appearance. The lead in a recent Daily Telegraph article states, “Parents should stop telling their children they look beautiful because it places too much emphasis on appearance

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The Post In Which They Found A Lump In My Breast

It’s the moment every woman dreads. You’re lying flat on your back, your feet in stirrups and a doctor lady with cold fingers kneads your boobs like they’re dough for Challah bread. She pretends she hasn’t just looked at your

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I’m Back Online Naked Again! Run For Your Life!

My site was down for three days. The earth stopped rotating. Romney and Obama quit campaigning. Even the tabloids ceased stalking Kristen Stewart. After grappling with Ted, Dan, Mike, John, Terry, Garrett and Ted at GoDaddy, sometimes weeping, sometimes badgering,

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When Is The Desire To Be Desired Too Much?

As a 46-year old woman I frequently blog about beauty and body image. I am not a role model. On the one hand I’ve done a series of fine art nude photgraphs and posts about loving my body now which

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My Today Show Segment On Body Image

Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m. my fanny traversing 20 years somehow made its way onto the Today Show. Producer Stephanie Becker did such a lovely job with the story that I almost couldn’t find anything wrong with myself in it!

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Am I Really Fat? (the nude photos)

Am I Really Fat? Let’s See… I’ve been the same weight for approximately five years. 140 lbs. Sometimes I’m up to 143, sometimes down to 137, but almost always exactly at 140. I’m 5 feet 6 1/2 inches tall. I’m

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