Category: Body

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The Culture of Christ (In Cambodia)

The missionary showed me where the Gospel Doctrine class room was, “Relief Society meets in here, too, so you’re good.” I thanked her, did one last check on my children in Primary, then returned...

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My Evolving Feelings Towards Self-care

Like many (most?) girls, I grew up with a constant barrage of media messages telling me that I wasn’t good enough.  Critical pictures of celebrities with cellulite reminded me that I wasn’t skinny enough....

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Four Decades

I’m turning 40. I am glad I will be 40, especially when I consider that the only other alternative for me at this point would be death. Still, it can be hard to celebrate...

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Doctor’s Orders

Yesterday I spent my morning waiting for and receiving several routine tests at a hospital clinic. I sat in a walled off area with about ten other women, all dressed in matching pink robes,...

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Oprah, Weight Watchers and Loving Our Bodies

In the past few years, I’ve thought more than a couple times, “I’m so glad Oprah isn’t talking about her latest diet anymore.” I assumed she had learned to love her curvy figure. She...