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The People You Meet at Wanderlust

Wanderlust, the multi-city festival that hits cities across the country and around the world, is my girlfriend’s happy place. Yoga, music, dance, great food, and epic natural scenery makes for an amazing weekend whatever the location. I’ve been blessed to experience both Wanderlust Oahu (Hawaii) and Wanderlust Squaw Valley (Tahoe, California) over the past few […]

November 30th

Let’s Talk Body Image!

Body image can be a tricky topic, especially if you’ve struggled with food and body image issues in the past. There’s a certain stigma attached to body image issues, and I think that’s one of the reasons that this problem is so prevalent. We don’t feel like we can talk about it. Our issues with food or with what we see in the mirror make us feel ashamed.

August 12th

The Real Girl Belly Project

XOJane was tired of the impossibly thin supermodels in magazines with unattainable bodies. She put out a call to readers asking them to send in photos of their real girl bellies and one thing that they liked about them. The response was overwhelming, and she has so far published two galleries of real girl bellies.

December 26th

What is a “Real Woman?”

When I called her a “real woman,” I was referring to the fact that she wasn’t overly photoshopped, but several commenters made a really great point about something else implied by that headline: did that mean women who don’t look like Lizzie aren’t real? Of course not! Today, I wanted to celebrate real women.

December 12th

Healthy is the New Skinny!

Healthy is the New Skinny is all about promoting a healthy body image in the fashion industry from the inside. They focus on what they call “natural models,” or models that look like real women. Their website is full of stories from women who’ve risen above the culture of the fashion industry.

November 5th