According to the internet, the best way to happiness is slapping a smile on your face, which means those annoying guys who catch you in a moment of RBF — aka “normal face” — and then demand you “smile” are actually doing you a favor. This is because the smiling science says we can improve … Continue reading Does Smiling Give You a Better Body Image?
Bellies get a lot of body image blame. Postpartum women, in particular, try to excise their midsections as quickly as possible; no one wants to get the “when are you due” question while cradling her 6 month old. And personally, my postpartum belly was my body image Achilles heel. In other words, I drew a … Continue reading The Faulty Logic Conflating Postpartum Bellies with Body Image
I’m a huge fan of barre. I even made my husband build me a ballet barre, something that isn’t totally necessary, but makes me feel hardcore (as hardcore as a ballet barre can make anyone feel). When I like something, I tend to overdo it. I also tend to research it, sometimes for no reason … Continue reading Lotte Berk, Barre, and Your Flabby Thighs
We place too much emphasis on what we eat, and not enough on how we eat. How we eat says more about our relationship to food than does what we include (or exclude) from our diets. In a world of dietary rules, this sentiment may be unpopular. Many of us define ourselves by what we … Continue reading What We Eat Versus How We Eat