Andrea (The Juicy Woman) Amador on ‘Launching Dirty’ and Switching Gears

You already know that I’ve been passionate about body acceptance for years. And that part of my message won’t change, but now at 54 years old, you will notice that I’ll be digging deeper and exploring topics that are more specific to women in their 40’s and beyond. Stick around and I’ll be sharing more about being an emptynester, aging, overcoming depression and facing grief, and much more. Because at the heart of life is change, and if you can’t face it with an attitude of acceptance and love, you’ll always be your own worst enemy.

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In Gratitude to Singer/Songwriter, George Michael for His Inspiration and Beautiful Music

One day after he died this past Christmas, I saw a video entitled, “George Michael Became Recluse Because He Hated the Way He Looked.” Shocked and stunned that such a physically attractive man would feel so insecure about his appearance, that began a quest for me to explore more about his life. What I discovered about him, his brilliant talent as a singer/songwriter and his dedication to his craft, inspired me to pull myself out of my own depression. I’m heartbroken to know that he lived such a pained and tortured life. But I’m so grateful to him for inspiring me to embrace more of my own life and to continue my writing to give voice to my gifts.

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Weight Gain Recovery: 9 Steps to Love Your Weigh to Wellness Score 95%

Weight Gain Recovery: 9 Steps to Love Your Weigh to Wellness

Weight re-gain. It can be positively daunting when you step on a scale one morning after months of eating out of control and realize that you’ve re-gained an enormous amount of weight. You know it didn’t happen overnight, but somehow you just couldn’t keep up with doing all the big and little steps associated with getting healthy. You’re so not alone. I know what that’s like. That happened to me earlier this year when I ate my way through a depression and re-gained 28 pounds. Read on to find out what worked for me and didn’t.

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“Pledge Body Respect” Google+ Hangout on 11/24/15 Teaches Emotional Empowerment

How many times today:
have you thought about food, eating or being fat?
have you disrespected or cursed your body?
have you criticized or judged your own or someone else’s body?
have you blamed your body for feeling miserable?
Living in a fat-shaming society, it’s tempting to think that our bodies are the problem, but that’s not at all true.

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What Binging on a 1/2 Gallon of Ice Cream Taught Me About The Value of Self-Compassion

What do you do after you lose your mind and end up overeating? Do you head to the gym, starve yourself for a few days or just let bygones be bygones?

Have you been blaming your weakness for falling headfirst into the ice cream, the bag of chips or the plate of pasta? Hating yourself isn’t going to help you feel any better. I’ve learned that self-compassion is actually the best antidote to bust down your binges.

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