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Author of The Woman in the Mirror: How To Stop Confusing What You Look Like with Who You Are

An Alternative to the Vogue Approach

When I read about the mom who put her 8-year-old on a diet, it hammered home to me how broken our national narrative about child weight is. We have no script, and the ones that are being written (like the … Continue reading

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Woman in the Mirror meets Mirror Mirror Off the Wall

I have been following sociologist and emerging colleague Kjerstin Gruys for the past 365 days as she has admirably gone completely without mirrors and cataloged the truths that have emerged for her as she blazed this trail. It has been … Continue reading

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The Mirror Project Update

How do you approach the mirror? Optimistically with a smile on your face, or with trepidation and anxiety about what you might encounter? When I was researching the book I spent far too much time watching women watch themselves. Only … Continue reading

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No Mirrors Allowed!

Think back on your relationship with the mirror. When did you start to really notice your reflection? When did you start to spend more time analyzing your appearance? Most people would say some time in junior high or high school.  … Continue reading

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Shoe Envy and Mammography

I am clearly not immune to negative self-talk! Any of you who have ever had a mammogram know the drill. You walk into the waiting room, strip from waist up and put on a completely flattering hospital gown. Then you … Continue reading

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A Challenge for Today

Sandi Amorim, a coach & self-acclaimed instigator, understands what a lot of women feel when they look in the mirror. Today, rather than allowing us to have negative thoughts, she challenges each of us to a two-minute task.  To read her … Continue reading

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El espejo como reflejo

Qué es el espejo sino un reflejo de una imagen, más no la realidad en sí misma. Cuando nos paramos frente a un espejo, no sólo nos enfrentamos al reflejo de nuestra imagen, sino también a todas las valoraciones que … Continue reading

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Mirrors to Create the Largest Telescope Ever Built

Scientists in the Steward Observatory Mirror Lab at the University of Arizona are taking on a project that many critics deemed impossible: to create the largest telescope ever built.  Nicknamed the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), the telescope will acquire images … Continue reading

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Humans Can Recognize Themselves in the Mirror…But Can Birds?

When a woman looks in the mirror, she is able to recognize her own reflection. She may think she is having a great hair day or detect new wrinkles, but she is undoubtedly aware that she is looking at herself. … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Mirror Project

So I have been waiting to talk about this until everything is up and running, but I can’t wait any longer! So, it all started innocently when I brought The Mirror along with me to a couple of readings and … Continue reading

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