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Creepers, Trolls, and Body-Love Warriors: Here’s What Happened When Ashley Graham Featured My Photo on Instagram

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I recently spent a week at the beach, and wore a different Swimsuits for All suit each day —…

Spock Meets Dory

I’m sitting in my physical therapist’s office. Today is supposed to be my last session. Well, more like my last last session, since this latest series of visits…

How Candy Crush taught me everything I need to know about reaching my goals

Like everyone else in the world, there are some aspects of myself that I am not so proud of. I’m not a patient person. I tend to forget…

Making Up Me

I was 30 years old when my mother joined Mary Kay. She drank the pink Kool-Aid with gusto. She talked endlessly about it. For months, she tried to…

29 Thoughts I Had While Reading Vogue for the First Time

A month or two ago, I received an issue of SHAPE magazine in the mail. I thought it must have been a free trial issue or something, because I…

Because I painted a room

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “The Feminism got her.” You’re thinking that I’m trapped under a drop cloth, pinned to the ground by a gallon of…

I stopped moving and the world crashed in

I’ve been stuck – both literally and figuratively – for a couple weeks now. It started with the ginormous blizzard that kept me inside for three days, and…

Is it weird that a murder mystery made me think of cookie dough?

::SPOILER ALERT:: If you haven’t read The Girl on the Train and absolutely hate spoilers, even indirect ones, don’t read this post. I still love you and I’ll see…

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston wore a wig and that’s why we all feel ugly

As I told you yesterday, I’m reading Shonda Rhimes’ memoir, “Year of Yes,” in which she chronicles her year of doing all the things that scare her; the…

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4 things that are inspiring me today

1} Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes. I’ve only just started reading this memoir – I’m up to the point where she has just made the decision to say…

Duchess Kate is my age. MY. AGE.

My social media feed is inundated today with one piece of news: Kate Middleton is 34 years old. I realize that there are many, many, many, many other…

thai coconut soup | @takeonelizabeth

Blogging is a bowl of soup

Let me tell you about this soup I scored with last night. I didn’t use a recipe. I completely winged it. I’ve made Thai coconut soup a few…