IN OTHER WORDS | Guest post The Change Blog

  “Have You Lost Weight?” is a revised version of a previous post. Stop asking this question and change the narrative about body image with your answer. Please read on and click on The Change Blog link to read the entire article. by Jenny Kanevsky | 0 comments Ah, the loaded question, “have you lost weight?” If […]


Happy New Year! Thank you so much for reading my blog. In August, I started submitting guest posts to other sites. I have gained followers, yes, but more importantly, community, support, and exposure. Thank you editors, fellow bloggers and readers! In honor of the success, I am sharing my top guest posts for 2014. Coming […]

IN OTHER WORDS | Are You Going to Eat That?

I have been fat-shamed by my parents, my grandmothers, boyfriends, colleagues, strangers, and even Weight Watcher’s Group LeadersAll of these people were wrong. At the time, I felt I wrong. I internalized their words and their looks. I believed I was ugly, unlovable, fat, and gross. Here’s the deal: No one changes because you shame […]

The New Normal

It’s been a rough year. What’s that you say? It’s January, we’re all starting fresh, you make a resolution, wake up on the 1st and life is different? Nope. It just doesn’t work that way. January 1st is just a day; the New Year can be ripe with opportunity for change and if your brain […]

Enough Already

Sometimes I need to be reminded of who I am. Who I really and truly am. I have an old voice, she’s annoying and persistent, familiar and plays like well-worn grooves in an old LP. Lately I shush her more, I tell her a different story so that she can change her tune. But she […]

Beauty Is Deeper Than Skin

    Yesterday I went to the grocery store with my older son. He’s seven. We were in the frozen foods section, more specifically, I was perusing the ice cream concoctions trying to pick something that really sang to me. As my son waited for me to chose, he looked at the magazine rack. “Mom, […]


  Summertime and the livin’ is easy . . . except for any woman who feels self-conscious in a swim suit. I spent the last five days with my family at a resort in Eastern Washington. What a great place, sun, gorgeous views, and a huge swimming pool with a kiddie pool for my four […]