The Paradox of #WeighThis

Cyndi Springford is the founder of Love Your Body Project: Peace, Love and Food and an ACE/AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, RRCA Certified Running Coach, Certified Eating Psychology Coach with training from the following organizations:,,, Having worked in the fitness industry since 1993, her unique background in eating psychology and her own unique journey with food, I felt Cyndi was someone whose words would really resonate with all of you. This is a fantastic post from her blog, Cyndi Lou Running.  A friend of mine posted a link on my fb timeline today,…

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Why You Should Be Furious About The Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photo Leak

It’s not the first time this has happened, and it unfortunately won’t be the last. Last weekend, an iCloud hack resulted in the release of several nude, sexually suggestive photos of female celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton,  Kirsten Dunst, Lea Michele, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice Mary Elizabeth Winstead, teen Olympian sensation McKayla Maroney, Kim Kardashian, Cara Delevinge, Aubrey Plaza and Mary-Kate Olsen. Since the photo leak appeared on 4chan, the photos have been further distributed despite some of the actress’ reps threatening to take legal action on anyone who takes…

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The Ugly Truth About Abuse

By now everyone’s heard about the abuse claims made against Woody Allen by his and Mia Farrows adopted daughter Dylan. The New York Times published Dylan’s open letter, which recounts the abuse and the aftermath of when she came forward. At the time Allen claimed that Mia Farrow was a jealous ex who concocted the story of abuse to get back at him. After a slew of court cases and investigations, Allen was spared from a legal preceding in 1993 because Dylan was seen as too fragile to testify, even…

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What Real Women Look Like After Giving Birth

I absolutely love this post on BabyZone that shows what a “real” women looks like after giving birth. Author Tracy Brennan said she was inspired to share her after-birth photo after seeing an image that celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe posted to her twitter. Sporting a fashionable hospital gown and a red carpet ready face, Zoe is just one of the many celebrities who have shared a “perfect” after-birth photo. We are flooded with so many images of famous women with their newborns looking flawless (thanks to Photoshop) and being able…

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Photographer’s Provocative Series Challenges What “Attractive” Means To Viewers

What makes someone “attractive?” As we become more and more saturated with media-propagated imagery, people are starting to push back and question why there is only one standard of beauty. One artist, Gracie Hagen, has created an amazing project addressing the root of “attractive”. In an effort to explore the unrealistic images in the media in comparison to the reality of real human flesh, Gracie has produced a photo series called “Illusions of the Body.” For the project, Gracie recruited women and a few men of varying shapes and sizes and photographed them…

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