Nobody can make you feel inferior
without your consent.
Something to think about....
I believe in pink.
I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner.
I believe in kissing, kissing a lot.
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong.
I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.
I believe that tomorrow is another day
and I believe in miracles.
A Word From Pat
I can't believe how lost
I am without the Internet and my "cyberworld." It's kind of scary, except
for the fact that I have so many wonderful friends that I only know via
the Internet and email, so that makes it more understandable when I feel
out of sorts―I miss my cyberfriends. Plus a major part of my work is done
Our flowers are so
beautiful. I’m so happy with the wildflowers that my husband, Joe,
“rustled” last year. They are going―well, wild! We have a designated spot
for wildflowers that includes herbs, weeds, etc. If it blooms and will
grow with little to no attention, then I want it! They may be weeds to
some, but they're flowers to me.
from Pearlsong Press:
Links About The Queen & Her Books
Kirstie Alley famously shilled for Jenny Craig. Jenny McCarthy has credited Weight Watchers with helping her lose her baby weight. Marie Osmond has taken time out of her "making creepy dolls for QVC" schedule to push Nutrisystem, and celebrities from Valerie Bertinelli to Oprah Winfrey are currently discussing their weight loss goals on the small screen; all under the guise of "helping other women" who may be struggling with the same weight/body image issues.
But as Jan Hoffman points out in the New York Times, these celebrity weight battles may just be doing more harm than good, as they present the notion that women MUST be thin in order to be considered beautiful. Disparaging comments made by celebrities at their heavier weights often lead viewers to feel bad about their own bodies, as Sarah Morice tells the Times: "I can't believe this is still getting to me. I see what Kirstie Alley says about herself and how easy it is for that to become my script. It's easy to lapse into ‘Oh, my body's ugly,' and ‘What's the use?' She triggers all those messages for me."
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Reader Review of the
Listen to Pat on the
June 1, 2009
Health At Every Size radio show
a Feb. 11, 2009 Conversation with Pat Ballard
Read an interview with Pat at The F-word (Food. Fat. Feminism.) blog.
Communicate with Pat
via her "Amazon Connect" blog on Amazon.com!
Pat's romantic suspense novel Abigail's Revenge is featured on the Beautiful
An article on Pat has been
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New from Pearlsong Press—Pat's latest (and first nonfiction) book, 10 Steps to Loving Your Body (No Matter What Size You Are). See www.pearlsong.com/10steps.htm to order. All copies purchased directly from the Pearlsong Press website will be autographed by the author.
Pat regularly guests on Radio Free Nashville's Health At Every Size show, which airs every Monday morning. She's usually in the studio on the fourth Monday of the month. The show is streamed live over the Internet 10-11 a.m. CST Mondays. You can also now subscribe to the podcast of the show (automatically receive the mp3 recordings of the weekly shows on your computer, iPod or mp3 player) via iTunes. Click on the "subscribe in a reader" button/link in the upper lefthand column, and select "Add to iTunes" or the podcatcher of your choice.
Listen to the live
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http://www.radiofreenashville.org/. You can also listen to
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Health At Every Size show website or the
Radio Free Nashville website
for details. Davidson County, Tennessee residents can also hear the show
live through the Secondary Audio Programming of Comcast cable's Channel
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