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Is Dove’s Real Beauty Campaign Sketchy?

By Cindy Bishop on 04/19/2013

There’s a lot of buzz on the internet over the new Dove ad, “Real Beauty Sketches.” If you haven’t seen it, take a look. Many are questioning whether the commercial in its attempt to address real women’s issues around self-esteem and body image is actually depicting the average woman at all. Some are asking us to look a little closer […] Read more »

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Think Like A Cat for Weight Management?

By Cindy Bishop on 03/08/2013

I wish I knew who devised this non-dieter’s delight, but I think we can safely assume it was someone with a fine furry friend. The important thing is, it makes me smile. So, for all of you out there still struggling to find new ways to manage your weight, and tired of the same old same old, this may be […] Read more »

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The Happiness Advantage: Accentuate the Positive

By Cindy Bishop on 11/02/2012

When I was a little girl I remember my dad trying to teach me swing dancing in our living room to Bing Crosby’s, “Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive,” a clever little tune written by Johnny Mercer. Maybe you remember the chorus? You’ve gotta ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive E-lim-inate the negative Latch on to the affirmative Don’t mess with Mister In-Between. You’ve got to […] Read more »

Weight Stigma Awareness Week: Celebrating Community

By Cindy Bishop on 09/28/2012

Because I’m a woman and live on planet earth, I have seen subtle and overt expressions of weight stigma my entire life. And because I’ve had my own struggle with weight, I’ve personally experienced what weight stigma can do. There’s a primal need we all share to feel acceptance and belonging and the worst thing about being stigmatized is how […] Read more »

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It’s Not Nice To Label…Or Is It?

By Cindy Bishop on 08/09/2012

With the Obamas on the healthcare case, Americans may find themselves thinking twice before ordering a Frappuccino or coffee cake at Starbucks. Buried deep within the President’s health care reform bill there lays a mandate which requires big food chains to come up with the goods on their goods. This new federal law requires obligations for any restaurant chains with 20 […] Read more »

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