Radical Self Love

This category is dedicated to posts that encourage us to be empowered, and love ourselves the way we all should.

“Sleepless In New York” A Documentary by Christian Frei

“Sleepless in New York” is a new documentary by Oscar-nominated director Christian Frei.  It follows the heartbroken in NYC, and how they heal.  Shown above: Rosey La Rouge, one of three protagonists in the film.  The film’s International Premiere will be on April 30th, at the “Hot Docs” festival in Toronto, Canada. http://bit.ly/1ouzJbS

1200 Calories? SHUT UP.

   This article has us incensed.  Though there are some good comments and ideas about women not being afraid of muscle, and what proper fitness means for your body goals; about good nutrition versus calorie counting, and about the false messages that are spread everywhere, there is this absolute protest about the number 1200, and then a request to eat “at least 2000” calories, (at the END of the article) which then just places another number on women considering this information.  Just like everyone’s body is different in their shapes, and the ways they carry mass, everyone is different in the amount of energy they need on a daily basis, also based on their size, metabolism, and activity. For example, I am a petite person with a good amount of muscle mass, which means that my healthy weight is about 20 pounds more than whatever those “recommended” weight/ height charts say to begin with.  Additionally, I cannot do heavy lifting muscle building BECAUSE I build bulk mass too quickly, and I don’t care for that aesthetic.  You cannot protest blanket information like calorie numbers and work out suggestions and replace them with different blanket suggestions about the same thing.  In my opinion, and it is just that, I agree with the focus on good nutrition over all else, and healthy exercise, however you would like your body to look with a program individualized for you, an individual woman.

1200 Calories

The Sports Illustrated Collector Barbie: Eat a Cheeseburger.

The new Collector Sports Illustrated Barbie versus 1959 Barbie: Has Barbie gotten even thinner?  What body image message are we sending in 2014?   We can’t get over how slender her legs are…Photos by Walter Iooss Jr. for Sports Illustrated.