Should Low-BMI Models Be Illegal?

Models. Some of us love to hate them and hate to love them. Teenagers want to be them and parents expend immeasurable energy trying to convince teens that modeling is not all it’s cracked up to be. It’s a hard sell, because on the surface, the life of a model appears the thing of which dreams are made....more
@SecondHand Couture  SH C,   Like you, I was thought to be anorexic years years ago and resented ... more

Should Low-BMI Models Be Illegal?

Models. Some of us love to hate them and hate to love them. Teenagers want to be them and parents expend immeasurable energy trying to convince teens that modeling is not all it’s cracked up to be. It’s a hard sell, because on the surface, the life of a model appears the thing of which dreams are made....more
@author.nancymadore  Nancy, I agree that money talks.  If I don't support a message that a ... more

Should Low-BMI Models Be Illegal?

Models. Some of us love to hate them and hate to love them. Teenagers want to be them and parents expend immeasurable energy trying to convince teens that modeling is not all it’s cracked up to be. It’s a hard sell, because on the surface, the life of a model appears the thing of which dreams are made....more
@10amBeauty  After giving birth to my third child, my BMI was still lower than 18.  I felt very ... more

I Have Been Held Captive for 12 Years

I hope I'm still alive by the time someone reads this letter. I'm afraid that even if you find me physically alive, the mental damage may be irreversible. I have been held captive by two sociopathic maniacs for the last 12 years. They grow stronger and taller by the day. If I'm not freed soon, they may become too powerful to defeat. During my imprisonment I have been forced to perform unspeakable acts over and over and over again....more
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How I Deleted My Facebook Account and Walked Away from 555 Friends

Of course, you need lots of extra time for real friendship like that. My "networking" on Facebook was devouring some of that time, and I was starting to feel guilty about it. Along the same lines, it also struck me that Facebook fosters laziness. Even in a crisis, I wasn't getting as many emails or phone calls from family members because, as one put it, "We already read your updates on Facebook." ...more
 @thomasallenonline I love the word "sober" as it relates to Facebook; I've been using that term ... more

Channeling Daddy's Cool

My fiancé is everything I'm not. He is, for the most part, calm and cool and collected. I am not. He can quell whining with a single word, make the kids laugh without effort and even banish them to their rooms without seeming like a big meany. I cannot. Not to mention he looks even more calm, cool and collected next to my more intensely feisty and frazzled personality....more
Thanks for sharing your story; it is truly inspiring. My situation is similar. I'm a ... more

Bert and Ernie

In June of 1975 I was sweeping the concrete floor of a church camp cabin when Erin walked in with her friends. I was from a small-town church and was the only girl my age to attend camp during that particular week. I was desperately anxious about the prospect of being the one person in two-hundred who knew absolutely no one....more
Thanks for sharing this beautiful story from your wonder years. Your choice of words created ... more

Do Everything to His Glory

Deadlines, schmeadlines.  Conference calls.  Emails.  Mondays.  Eeek!...more
Falling out of love with work was a slow process and rekindling that love was just as slow, but ...more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your February Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily February NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more

How I Deleted My Facebook Account and Walked Away from 555 Friends

Of course, you need lots of extra time for real friendship like that. My "networking" on Facebook was devouring some of that time, and I was starting to feel guilty about it. Along the same lines, it also struck me that Facebook fosters laziness. Even in a crisis, I wasn't getting as many emails or phone calls from family members because, as one put it, "We already read your updates on Facebook." ...more
@Robin Follette Robin, you gave me an idea. I'll give some thought to deactivating my current ... more