Roadmap for When You “Feel Fat”

Roadmap for When You “Feel Fat”

It can come out of nowhere, and it seems like The Universal Truth: you feel fat. Unlike its very distant cousin, Bad Hair Day (which has some basis in reality), feeling fat is typically a subjective experience. It rarely has anything to do with your actual size (or...
Freedom from Food and Body Obsession

Freedom from Food and Body Obsession

It’s almost Independence Day – a day to remember the principles of freedom that are the bedrock of the US’s identity. We have been so free, in fact, that our hard-won freedom is often taken as a given. Independence Day becomes yet another long weekend where you can...
Cellulite Is a State of Mind

Cellulite Is a State of Mind

Becoming a mother led me to do things I wouldn’t have otherwise imagined: Eating off of another human being’s plate Going for more than one day without showering Losing my gag reflex over bodily substances – as long as they came from my kids or pets. Inviting all the...
Babushkas in Bikinis

Babushkas in Bikinis

Ahh, it’s finally spring. The hyacinths and tulips are blooming. The snow is melting. Bears and squirrels are waking up after a long winter’s nap. And if you listen very, very carefully, you can hear the faint shrieks of women realizing that it’s time to start getting...