Posts with tag: "body"


Hi!  I'm Jen.  Teacher to teen girls.  Dorm mom to teen girls.  Photographer to teen girls.  And Mom to my own teen girl.

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Beauty Secrets: Your Body
Beauty Secrets: Your Body

The sun has not even yet peeked out to wake the day, and I am done.  What a great feeling!  Another few miles in the book, and I am feeling great as I get showered, dressed, and ready for a new day.  By the time I head out the door, feelings of accomplishment and pride (ugh!) threaten to take over my day.  I head into the Dining Hall for a quick breakfast before school begins. Oh the joys of being a boarding school teacher-an array of wonderfully delicious food at my fingertips for every meal!  And no prep or clean up!  Woo hoo!  Not yet an hour from my run, the pride still welling in my brain, I bypass the fresh fruit for a bagel with EXTRA cream cheese and some bacon.  Oh and some coffee- with EXTRA creamer.  Before my meal is over, my pride has been squashed, replaced with feelings of shame and disgust.  Eww... how could I have eaten all that and crushed all that I accomplished with my run?  What is wrong with me?  I'm such a failure.Have you ever been there?  Accomplished and strong one minute, weak and loathsome the next?  Our beauty is a constant struggle for us all- well, at least it is for me.  The world tells us that we have to look a certain way, wear a certain dress size, have a certain color hair, or length, or hairstyle, dress a certain way, act a certain way (and so on and so on) to be of ...