The One Beautiful YES! Podcast: Episode 2

Befores and Afters... the stuff of dieting dreams. Whoever starts a diet does it with the After picture firmly in their minds. I was no different. In this episode, I'm going to share with you the very last time I considered myself a Before, and what the actual After...

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The One Beautiful YES! Podcast: Episode 1

This is the inaugural episode of The One Beautiful YES! Podcast. I am so excited to finally get this started! I figured the best way to do this is to just jump right in. But after a few trial recordings where I lost myself in babble-land, I decided it was a better...

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3 Tiny Letters to Transform Your Life

These are things you absolutely can’t do: Fly to the moon next Tuesday. Run a marathon in 2 hours. Go on a scuba tour of the Mariana Trench. And unfortunately, you cannot teleport into work. Everything else? Pretty much fair game. Go on a flight? You can do that. Eat...

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What the Hell is Self Care Anyway?

I talk about self care a lot. It's mostly because as fat people, we are often called upon (or forced into) positions where we do the emotional heavy lifting for those around us. Our supposedly jolly dispositions (think Santa), our perceived safety (she'll never steal...

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Take a Look

Full length mirrors are often the bane of fat existence. But what if I could tell you it doesn't have to be that way? As a person on the other side of a huge, physically transforming event (pregnancy and childbirth, in my case), I decided to take a full length mirror...

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The Familiar Way to Love

A long time ago, I was in love. Like, the break-your-heart-can't-stop-smiling type of in love. But today I'm not with that person, because being in love is not the end-all, be-all for finding a good partner. A blogger friend of mine once wrote that she thought she was...

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In Praise of Self Care

When I was younger, I had a weekly self-care routine that I practiced almost religiously, inspecting and touching things up mid-week. On these days, I'd spend some extra time in the shower or at the sink scrubbing, tweezing, and fussing with my face, hair, and skin in...

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Your Fatstory

No matter where we may be on our collective journey to overcome those negative feelings normally associated with our body size, that size has a story. A Fatstory.

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Sometimes Chain Mails Include Wisdom, Who Knew?

Remember in the late 90s, early 00s when email chains were all the rage? I was one of those people who found these little nuggets in my email to be more irritating than stuff I wanted to read. Many times, I would just hit delete and move on to the next email. However,...

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