A good post about what can go wrong with "fitspiration" (other than it's already obnoxious name). I do have a "fitspo"-ish board on Pinterest but it's important to me to only pin images of women actually using their bodies (instead of just standing in front of a mirror), and I try to provide some diversity of images. That said, I still fall prey to what the blog's author warns of, namely, beginning to think that "healthy" looks a certain way. 

Awesome interview, amazing person: Holley Mangold - Weightlifting's Rock Star

Image: source.

A young woman I consider a friend and hero, profiled in the local news: A sense of place: Ashland woman, herself 'illegal,' works for rights of immigrants

What's Wrong With Fat Shaming? Word: "It doesn’t work, though -- shame is not a catalyst for change; it is a paralytic. Anyone who has ever carried extreme personal shame knows this. Shame doesn’t make you stronger, nor does it help you to grow, or to be healthy, or to be sane. It keeps you in one place, very, very still."

“We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.” - Charles Bukowski

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