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Body Image

“200 Ways to love the body you have”, Hutchinson, Marcia
This handbook consists of 200 tools, exercises, meditations, explorations, reflections, practices and revelations to help you get to know, celebrate, accept, respect, indulge and tap the wisdom of the only body you have. Containing small daily exercises and affirmations, this helps women develop a . . .
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“Bountiful Women: Large women's secrets for living the life they desire”, Bernell, Bonnie
This book is both a celebration and a how-to: affirming size while offering strategies for handling challenging situations such as negotiating a tight squeeze on an airplane or fielding judgmental comments about size. Filled with practical ideas, Bountiful Women is about the many choices available . . .
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“Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!)”, Sobczak, Connie
This book’s message is rooted in the belief that people inherently possess the wisdom necessary to make healthy choices and live in balance. It emphasizes that self-love, acceptance of genetic diversity in body size, celebration of the unique beauty of every individual, and intuitive self-ca . . .
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“FAT!SO? Because you DON'T have to apologize for your size!”, Wann, Marilyn
Whether you're a size 2 or 2X, FAT!SO? will make your "weight problem" disappear. Based on the popular underground zine of the same name, FAT!SO? tackles the last American taboo - fat - with sassy quotes, eye-opening essays, true stories, and attitude. Plus it's tons of fun, with a fab fli . . .
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“Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love & Fashion”, Tovar, Virgie
In this fun, fresh, fat-positive anthology, fat activist and sex educator Virgie Tovar brings together voices from an often-marginalized community to talk about and celebrate their lives. Seal Press (2012)   Purchase book . . .
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“Lessons from the Fat-O-Sphere”, Harding, Kate & Kirby, Marianne
Bloggers Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby have lost count of how many diets they’ve been on. Between them, they’ve lost enough weight to make up a whole other person – a whole other fat person. But like almost all dieters, they always gained it back – so they finally decided i . . .
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“Live Large!”, Erdman, Cheri
Affirmations and activities for developing size esteem. This easy-to-use guide offers gentle encouragement for all women, but especially those who struggle with a poor body image. Organized in a one-page-at-a-time format, readers can absorb and practice each message. The ideas, affirmations, and a . . .
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“Nothing to lose: A guide to sane living in a larger body”, Erdman, Cheri
Nothing to Lose describes practical ways to move toward a healthier, happier life as a fat person. Erdman offers a way to break the cycle of guilt and self-doubt. Featuring the latest research, practical exercises, and personal stories from dozens of women who have decided not to accept society . . .
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“Self-Esteem Comes in All Sizes: How to Be Happy and Healthy at Your Natural Weight”, Johnson, Carol
Carol Johnson reaffirms her passionate message: you can love yourself and enjoy life no matter what your size! A self-proclaimed "ambassador-at-large," she is positive and encouraging for anyone who is tired of weighing their self-esteem on a scale. Put on your "live-for-today" watch and "stand-on . . .
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“Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls: A Handbook for Unapologetic Living”, Baker, Jes
Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is a manifesto and call to arms for people of all sizes and ages. With her trademark wit, veteran blogger and advocate Jes Baker calls people everywhere to embrace a body-positive worldview, changing perceptions about weight, and making mental health a priority. S . . .
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“Transforming Body Image”, Hutchinson, Marcia
Hutchinson writes that her book "isn't about changing your body. It's about learning to love and accept the body you already have. It's making your body a home you can live with." Drawing on her experience as a workshop leader in the Boston area, the author sets forth a program designe . . .
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