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Sometimes I feel like the universe knows just what to tell me at just the right time. This week it came in the form of the reminder: Be nice to yourself. I have felt so bogged down between graduate school-essays, tests, homework, reading, more reading- work, finding someone to sublet my room (I’m … [Read more…]

Earlier this week I went out for dinner and wine with a new friend. We talked and had a great time and like so often happens in our society and culture nowadays, especially between girls-ladies-women, my new friend made a comment on her appearance: “Sorry I look like such a wreck today.” First … [Read more…]

When I started this whole weight loss thing, I don’t think I had a clear idea of what was in store for me. I had my map, I had my tools, but I didn’t realize what an adventure it would be. I’m not sure if I realized how long it would take. I’m not sure if I realized how many roadblocks and … [Read more…]

I know Saturdays are mostly for reviews here on The Sisterhood, but I don’t have anything to review right now. So, if you’ll forgive me, I’m going to step away from the Saturday Review today and talk about something else. Recently, we’ve reviewed our 2012 letters to ourselves and written 2013 … [Read more…]

I’m all about external motivation. I’m always looking for quotes or pictures or shirts or ANYTHING that will give me that little extra boost to (hopefully) get me off my arse to work out. Or help me through that choice between fries or a side salad. I recently came across a passage in a book … [Read more…]

I talked a bit about the whole Exposed movement in yesterday’s vlog post and said I would expand on it more today, with a photo (eek!). We spend a lot of time being overly critical and negative towards our bodies. Maybe you don’t like your flabby arms, your sagging tummy, or your thunder thighs. We … [Read more…]

Dear April, You may not know this, but I know you. I have been right here with you every step of this amazing journey we call life. I’ve been with you through the best of times and the worst of times. I’ve been right there with you when you’ve been happy and when you’ve been sad. I’ve seen you … [Read more…]

It’s Friday and I want to know how you did with this week’s mini-challenge! Did you succeed? Did you find 3 ways to love yourself each day this week? Here’s my list: Wear make-up Wear perfume Buy something for just me (bought my favorite Jelly Belly Jelly Beans!) Worked out and felt … [Read more…]