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Make Self-Love Your New Year’s Resolution

The new year is right around the corner (less than a week away!) and most people are contemplating 2012 and looking forward to what is in front of them.  There are New Year/New You promos every where: Get healthy in 2013, lose...

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How Young is Too Young?

I sat in my health club on Christmas Eve where I received a long overdue manicure and pedicure — a holiday gift to myself. Shortly after I sat down, a little girl, perhaps five or six, came over to pick out a nail polish colo...

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The Massage and Facial Haters Guide to Going to a Spa

When my in-laws suggested a week long trip to a high end Wisconsin spa, I had mixed feelings. I was excited to try something new, go to Wisconsin, and experience Christmas with my in-laws whom I love. One problem though, I kind...


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Chaos to Order: Part Four

In last week’s post Chaos to Order, Part Three, I imploded in a sad and pathetic way over my self-imposed mission of carrying-on my damn luggage.  I suppose one might refer to this event as my “bottom hitting” be...

The Upside of Not Getting What You Want

It’s frustrating when you don’t get what you want. And not just in terms of gifts around the holidays. Although, no one really wants that fuzzy pink sweater that Aunt Bertha re-gifted to you. The same way no one wants to be...

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The Perfect Hairdryer and Stylish Scarves: A Career Girl Holiday Wish List

I have to start by saying that I’m an annoying person to shop for and I don’t make it easy for a person. I’m someone whose Love Language is far from gifts. When asked what I want, my reply is usually snuggles, love, and p...


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Chaos to Order: A Beauty Intervention, Part Three

Three weeks ago, I started a tough-love beauty detox program with the goal of whittling down my beauty stash, so I could carry-on my luggage like a big girl. Indeed, even after years of travel I’m the idiot at O’Hare airpo...

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Ditch the Holiday Stress

Stress and the holidays seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. Feeling overwhelmed around this time of year? You’re not alone. Yes, the period between Thanksgiving and New Years is hectic. Our normal schedules are ...

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Seeing is Believing

The media’s influence on eating disorders (EDs) is not a new topic for debate. Google “media effects on eating disorders” and you find 3,700,000 results. To argue a glossy fashion magazine or a television show causes an e...


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Best Psychology Books to Kickstart the New Year

I was recently at Barnes and Noble buying a book the old fashioned way, and I noticed how much larger the self-help/psychology section has grown.  With Rebecca Nizoli’s awesome post about her fav books of 2012, I thought I...