Tag: body image

Searching for Peace Amidst Despair

  It’s been 46 days since I’ve run.       Forty-six days ago I hurt myself while training for a half marathon.  I was devastated.  I read up on running injuries and followed all the advice – I iced, I took ibuprofen, I stretched, I rested, you name it.  After a torturous week of

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Why I’m Teaching My Daughter About Media Literacy

I’m willing to bet that every single American woman has struggled with negative self-image. We see media images everywhere that reinforce dangerous ideas about beauty (that we should all be white and unrealistically thin). We’re told that we should be able to snap right back to our pre-baby bodies because hey, Kim Kardashian and all

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An Apology Letter To My Postpartum Body

Hey there body. It’s me, Carly. I owe you an apology. Well, actually, more than one. I’m sure you’ve been feeling the tension between us. I admit I have been feeling like a complete hypocrite for a while now. I see the beauty in other women’s bodies, and try my best to encourage them to embrace their body, while

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Negative Thoughts that Go Through My Head While I Work Out

There is a lot of chatter on here about how hard it is to make peace with our bodies as working moms. We haul around our (irrational, burdensome) guilt with us wherever we go, including at the gym and during meals. Michelle and Sharlene have delved into the difficult topic of body image recently, as

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Making Peace with my Body

It’s the New Year: time to be bombarded by every weight loss, body sculpting, resolutioner’s dream-turned-nightmare advertising campaign designed to remind us that we’re not good enough.  Let’s fix it, now, for the bargain price of 4 easy installments of my first-born child. But how do I really feel? In my very first blog for CT Working

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