How Julia Child Taught Me to Stop Being Perfect

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By Pia Guerrero, Founder/Co-Editor; cross-posted with permission at SheHeroes "When women were supposedly acceptable on television only if they were young, pert, beautiful, thin and without an accent, Julia ousted everyone even though she was lanky, with a voice that bellowed its New England regionalism, and didn't begin her video … [Read more...]

Go Barefaced to Raise Awareness for Eating Disorders on Feb. 27th

Me sans makeup. Ok, I bit the bullet on the internet... now can we do it for real on the 27th? You bet!

By Valerie Martin In December 2011, The Renfrew Center Foundation – a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to advancing the education, prevention, research and treatment of eating disorders – commissioned a study of nearly 1,300 women ages 18 and up. Their goal was to capture women’s feelings about and motivations behind … [Read more...]

The Choose Love Project: Inspiring Words of Wisdom to Love Ourselves

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A couple weeks ago, on a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles I picked up Southwest Airlines' inflight magazine, Spirit, and was moved by what I found inside. Several celebrities and entertainers published letters filled with wishes, knowledge, comfort, and advice to their younger selves. Seth Green, Rita Rudner and Bill T. … [Read more...]

For Spirit Junkie Gabrielle Bernstein, Body Acceptance is Essential for Self-Love

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By Valerie Martin “For twenty years, I kept a journal. I wrote about heartbreak, anxiety, and eating disorders. I wrote about trying to quit drugs while high on drugs. Pages and pages are filled with self-loathing and self-doubt. My journal was my only outlet from the turmoil and deep-rooted pain I felt every day. I’d release my … [Read more...]

“Shut Up, Skinny Bitches!” Tells Readers To Love Their Bodies—Or Else

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  By Valerie Martin “In America, we no longer fear God, or the communists, but we fear fat,” stated David Kritchevsky, a former professor with Philadelphia’s Wistar Institute and long-time advocate of health and nutrition issues. This is just one of many poignant quotations that Dr. Maria Rago and her friend and … [Read more...]

Self-Esteem Boosting Tips for Teens

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As Adios Barbie continues to evolve, we have decided to expand our site to include voices of various ages and it starts with today’s post. We would like to introduce you to Becca Wertheim, the 19-year-old author of Live High on Life for Teens, which she wrote during her junior year of high school at 16 years of age. Currently, she … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Be the Reason for the Season

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By Pia Guerrero Well it's that time of the year. The holidays are here and whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, or festivus for the rest of us it can be exhausting. Without notice, running around turns your festive feelings into a frumpy Scrooge. With to-do lists piling up, the season of giving morphs into the season of, “I … [Read more...]

35 Simple Ways to be Beautiful

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  by Lori Deschene,  tinybuddha.com “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” ~Sophia Loren Even though I got Joey McIntyre of The New Kids on the Block to sign my scoliosis back brace in the sixth grade, I still felt ugly wearing it. I didn’t … [Read more...]

Pink Notes: Another War Between Head and Heart

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ANOTHER WAR BETWEEN HEAD AND HEART By Jill "Pink" Sedares I find Susan Sarandon to be one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. I notice my shape is very similar to hers. Does she find herself beautiful? Does she fight between her heart and her head? Next month I will be 48 years old.  My waist is naturally getting … [Read more...]

“Mom, do my legs look fat in these skinny jeans”?

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By Valerie Martin It's no secret that "skinny jeans" have dominated the women's denim market for the past year or two. But a new trend of marketing skinny jeans to kids has caused quite a stir and concern. Many are wondering whether the trend is bad for kids', especially girls', who already have delicate body image. Will this … [Read more...]