The Challenge

by healthy ashley on December 19, 2008

One of my “fitness” magazine subscriptions arrives in the mail. Quickly I scan the photos taking note of their clear skin, trim calves and tight abs. More than anything else I begin to compare myself to the “perfect” image depicted in those photos. Without a second thought to my own beauty, strength or accomplishments I [...]


History and Body-Image

by healthy ashley on February 28, 2008

(Warning: This is long. I began this as a post about origins of self-perception. Somehow it turned into a history on my body/eating issues more revealing than I would have planned. These are details that I have shared with very few people. I debated deleting this entry and writing about something else, but maybe my [...]


About Face

by healthy ashley on January 22, 2008

Staring back at you is that perfect body. You know that body well. After all, it has been taunting you all of your life. That body is fashion, Hollywood, beauty and money. From billboards to television, mothers, daughters, sisters and friends are being exposed to a standard that is hardly attainable. Eating disorders, low self-esteem…. [...]