Category Archives: body image

Identity Stories

I have been thinking a lot about the narratives that we inhabit. There are stories that we believe about ourselves, that we’ve grown up hearing and have been woven into our psyche. Most often they are stories our family of …

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Your body is NOT you

I’ve been a member of Pantsuit Nation for only two weeks so far, And already it’s been the most inspiring group of people I’ve had the pleasure of sharing space with. Before the election, thousands of people posted photos of …

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“Your Body Looks Great, Mama”

Yesterday morning, frantically trying to be on time as always, my 4 year old was doing somersaults on my bed. It messed her hair up, so she asked me to fix it. “In a minute!” “Mama, why do you keep changing your …

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My Body Your Business

I suspect pregnancy is the final frontier of boundary issues. It’s astounding to me just how many people feel entitled and compelled to comment on my body. My non-pregnant adult weight fluctuates and sometimes people will comment that I look …

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The Change Conundrum

In order to change your life, you need to change your life. I know, I sound like Captain Obvious over here, but the truth is that so many of us want something to be different in our lives but we …

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Caretakers and taking care

Most of the people I work with are caretakers. They are nannies, public defenders, therapists, chefs, nurses, teachers, doctors and parents. They wake up thinking of who they are taking care of that day: does the kid have lunch packed, is my patient …

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Comparison: the Unwinnable Game

I’m not sure if it’s the humidity or the longer summer days with kids, but several of my clients have started whining in the past couple of weeks. Not real, true annoying whines, but I’ve been hearing the grown up …

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The service I *really* provide

When I first began personal training in 2000, I focused all of my energy in educating and empowering my clients. I made sure they knew proper form inside and out, I progressed their workouts slightly every session and talked with …

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Being Uncomfortable

I like to post little motivational musings on my Facebook page. A few days ago, I wrote: I am not in favor of suffering. “No pain, no gain” is NOT a way to live life.  A dear client, remembering her …

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