November 15, 2015

Prayer Before the Prayer – Desmond Tuto and Mpho Tutu I want to be willing to forgive But I dare not ask for the will to forgive, in case you give it to me and I’m not yet ready I am not yet ready for my heart to soften I’m not yet ready to be […]

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November 8, 2015

“….Take yourself seriously right this minute and every minute hereafter, because your dress size is boring and meaningless and has nothing whatsoever to do with whether and how much you love and are loved.” – Harriet Brown

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homage to my hips

April 25, 2012

Lucille Clifton Reads ‘homage to my hips from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo. Celebrating the wonderfulness of hips, both yours and mine! Thursday, April 26th, is Poem In Your Pocket Day.  What poem (and thoughts) are you carrying today?

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The Weighting Room

March 23, 2012

Are you in the weighting room of weight loss? For a long time, I would fantasize about the post-thin me. My hair would swing back and forth, the sun catching the highlights of my hair at just the right angle, a big smile on my face, while I lived my perfect life. And the fat, […]

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Weight Stigma Awareness Week

September 26, 2011

PRESS RELEASE September 22, 2011 For Immediate Release Contact: Chevese Turner Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) 855.855.2332 BEDA Launches First Annual National Weight Stigma Awareness Week Severna Park, MD (September 21, 2011) – The Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) announced today that it will launch its first annual National Weight Stigma Awareness Week, September 26-30, […]

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September 20, 2011

I love synchronicity. Whether it is in a movie, a book, or a tale from a love one, it never fails to fill my heart with joy and appreciation. Now I will share a synchronicity that involved me.  I have no eloquent words about what I was feeling in the spring 2009 when I wrote […]

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Shame Memories

June 21, 2011

Bennie: “Shame memories…raking over…and leaving gashes.” Sasha: “Not bad. They’re titles, right?” A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan Elvis Presley was my uncle. For a good length of time in 1974, Elvis Presley was the best part of my family.  My depiction of my relationship to him knew no bounds.  My kindergarten […]

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March 18, 2011

What are you dwelling on? Merriam Dictionary defines dwell as “to keep the attention directed.” Where is your attention? Is it on the scale or your life? Moreover, is it on the pounds lost or the joys gained? Is it on consuming everything or just enough? Are you dwelling in wellness or perfection? I dwell […]

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Right Now

February 16, 2011

“What you need to know about the past is that no matter what has happened, it has all worked together to bring you to this very moment.  And this is the moment you can choose to make everything new.  Right now. “ – Author Unknown I have been blessed with many things, of which one […]

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Under Pressure

February 4, 2011

And love dares you to change our way of caring about ourselves.-Queen December:  Newsletter production, being so close to releasing 50 pounds but not reaching it, Nicolas taking longer than usual to pass his 14s (he’s in first grade), planning a Rose Parade party for 300+, everyone wanting a piece of me, what program was […]

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