Full Life Reflections

Striving for happiness, peace, and fulfillment in a chaotic world

In a recent article, I wrote about a few of my personal “body image role models,” women who embody healthy body attitudes and have helped me to cultivate similar perspectives.  Now it’s time to consider the celebrities… We often hear about the negative effects of the media and the damage created by trying to live …

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A lot of attention is given to celebrities who have enviable figures.  We’ve all seen magazine articles with such titles as “The Hottest Hollywood Bodies,” “Body after Baby,” and a multitude of other stories chronicling celebrity weight loss and body ideals showcased by the stars.  Similarly, many of us know “real people” with amazing physiques …

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I recently found a journal entry I made following a shopping experience I had in 2004.  I titled my journal entry “Perspective.”  I’m sharing what I wrote eight years ago because I feel it’s still relevant today for those who struggle with body image issues.  NOTE:  I have modified the original text slightly for the …

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Are you obsessed with the sizes of your clothing? Do you refuse to buy an item if it is a larger size than you normally wear? A recent article on the Weight Watchers website describes this phenomenon.  Many women have a specific size in mind when shopping for clothing and are extremely hesitant to buy …

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Awhile back, I watched an episode of “The Tonight Show” featuring a plus-sized model named Ashley Graham.  ABC had recently refused to air her Lane Bryant ad during “Dancing with the Stars” on the grounds that it was too revealing. Jay Leno heard the story and felt ABC’s decision was ridiculous, particularly in light of …

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