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Negative Body Obsession: Is It Affecting YOU?

Negative Body Obsession: Is It Affecting YOU?

I see it everywhere. The friend who sends a Christmas card every year with beautiful photos of her children, but never herself. The lady on the side of the pool who hasn’t been swimming with her kids for years because there is no way she is wearing a bathing suit. The neighbor who loves hearing about your vacation, but still needs to lose 30 pounds before she can go.  The beautiful woman who has been hiding in her sweatpants and…

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Beauty: It’s Not a Contest, Is It?

Beauty: It’s Not a Contest, Is It?

Several years ago, when my oldest daughter was about five, I had been busy working in the garden and then realized that I needed something from the store. She and I hopped into the van and headed out. Before we got to the end of our lane, she asked me, “Mom, are you going to wear that to the store??” I was still in my gardening clothes–work boots, holes in my jeans and some dirt on my shirt. This isn’t…

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