We come in many different shapes and sizes, and we need to support each other and our differences. Our beauty is in our differences.
Exposing any subject that is unpleasant or controversial means risking judgment and making some people feel uncomfortable.
My own path towards wellness has been a long and dynamic one. It's taught me that healing from the inside out takes time and there can be great value in various sources of guidance.
My daughters, your daughters, our daughters deserve safety, protection, and the freedom to make their own choices about their personal lives and their physical selves.
I'm proud that today, at 43 years old, I've come to value the aging process and focus on inner rather than outer beauty.
Eating disorders, body dysmorphia and a general dissatisfaction with one's life and body seems to ail too many young people.
I think that we can't deny the public's want for balancing out the images that are out there depicting women. Not all of us are 17 and a size two.
I delight in my family obligations, but they leave little time for breaks let alone quick trips across the country.
Many women who have anorexia put their hearts in a compromised situation.
I did some great work with my Calvin Klein ads on the motorcycle. It was really groundbreaking because people hadn't seen a woman actually riding a motorcycle before.
I grew up on antibiotics. Every ailment - sore throats, earaches, flus - warranted a trip to the doctor and in most cases some kind of prescription.
I've found that balance is key. I'm no longer an extremist in any one direction.
I was in a sushi bar and it dawned on me - how could I discriminate between a cow and a fish?
I believe that as women, we must commit ourselves to sustaining the progress made by our foremothers who fought so hard for women's equality and liberation.
I was essentially paid to perpetuate the myth that we are all, or should at least try to be, 17 and a size 2 forever.
In the past, I often found that when I reached out for a fast cure it led me down a slippery slope of more medications, hopeful dependence on the next prescription and ultimately a much longer drawn-out illness.
When you become a parent, it's not all about you anymore.
I feel like it's my responsibility to honestly cover a lot of subjects in part because I have two little girls and I really want them when they grow up to have a voice.
But I would assert that despite the wide variety of yoga options and individual preferences, there is one universal element: the union of consciousness and movement, breath and awareness.
Just as young people absorb all kinds of messages from the media, young girls learn what it means to be a woman by watching the older women in their lives.
My weight fluctuated when I was 30, and I did the unthinkable - I stepped out as a plus-sized model.
My days are jam-packed with carpools, classroom assistance, tending to chickens, dogs and seven acres of olive trees!
There comes a moment as a parent when you realize you will no longer be the center of your child's universe.
I've learned to surround myself with women who lift me up and leave me feeling nurtured rather than drained.
There is nothing more attractive that a woman who is sure of herself.
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