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Is it ever OK to tell your partner they need to exercise more?

Imagine this scenario: One evening last year, I was relaxing at a boyfriend’s house when he suddenly turned to me, saying that he something to tell me. 1,695 more words


Coming Soon: Heavy Weights

We talk snacks, New Years Eve, Celey’s trip to Hawaii, and more snacks.

Also: Nora has started watching the Bachelor and claims one moment is some of the best TV e.v.e.r. 19 more words


Emotional Sobriety: The Beginnings of Self-Acceptance

I started eating low-carb before Christmas, as a way to regain my self-control and composure in the face of piles of sugar, all sitting around me in delicious little packages, from my home to my office to the supermarket and beyond. 954 more words


VIEW: Body Diversity: It's There, So Why is Society Ignoring It?

Beauty ideologies of society have become out of control. The idea of perfection is everywhere, and you can’t escape it. The ‘body trends’ cause so much comparison, negativity and damaging thoughts that people will go to extremes to ‘solve the problem’, when in fact there is no problem to solve. 1,500 more words


"Average is a place where we all fit. It's normal to feel like you don't fit in and I want to change that. I want young women to realize that they are beautiful just as they are!" | Q&A with Photographer Emily Lauren Dick on Crowdfunding her book "Average Girl: A Guide to Loving Your Body"

Many people have discovered that crowdfunding their publishing project is a better way to bring their ideas to the public than more traditional routes. They are able to control more of the project, enabling their complete vision comes to fruition. 1,223 more words


**Just a heads up, this is a very personal post ;) read at your own discretion. I’m one of those people who likes to know… 764 more words

My salty little secret

Every Monday from 3 to 6 p.m., I volunteer at Canadian Blood Services. As I’ve already mentioned, this volunteer position is so complex I can’t believe they hired me. 506 more words