10 05, 2017

Q&A Wednesday: Can I Sleep with My Trainer?

By | May 10th, 2017|Q&A Wednesday|0 Comments

Q: Erika you have to help me figure this out. My trainer is HOT. Like, five alarm fire hot and he's charming, too. Can I get it in with my trainer? Is this a bad idea?

17 04, 2017

Why You Shouldn’t Lose Weight to Get a Man

By | April 17th, 2017|Beauty|3 Comments

There are a million reasons to choose to lose weight. Don't let "because I need a man" become one of them.

7 04, 2017

5 Ways Fitness Can Improve Your Sex Life

By | April 7th, 2017|Did You Know|1 Comment

Erika's note: This post gets graphic. This post is for grown folks. Notice I didn't say mature folks. I just said grown ones. I might make a couple of dick jokes in here, and I don't want any e-mails about how you were clutching your pearls while you read this. I have pearls, too. I [...]

6 05, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: Dealing With Unsupportive Boyfriends

By | May 6th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday|5 Comments

Q: I'm ashamed to show my legs because of cellulite. When my bf and I are out and he sees ladies in shorts and skirts, he asks when will I look like them.

15 04, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: Overcoming Rejection at Your Highest Self-Esteem

By | April 15th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday|12 Comments

Q: Despite having this acceptance and new found confidence, how do you overcome rejection?

23 03, 2015

Your Sleep Life is Ruining Your Sex Life

By | March 23rd, 2015|Hit the Snooze|0 Comments

All about the value of sleep and how limiting your sleep limits your ability to prosper in multiple ways.

26 02, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: What’s On Your Running Playlist?

By | February 26th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday, Running|34 Comments

Q: Do you have a go-to work-out playlist?

27 01, 2015

Dismantling “Real Women Have Curves”

By | January 27th, 2015|Body Image|16 Comments

The bottom line? Real women do not look like just one thing.

22 12, 2014

Big Love: Dating While Losing Weight

By | December 22nd, 2014|It's All Mental|89 Comments

Is there any reason for a woman to refrain from dating while losing weight?

14 11, 2014

Victoria’s Secret Models, Runway Walking and Booty Paint

By | November 14th, 2014|Body Image|26 Comments

"People don't realize that there are about 20 layers of makeup on my butt alone."

14 11, 2014

Being Overweight Increases Risk of STDs and Unplanned Pregnancies?

By | November 14th, 2014|Health News|29 Comments

People who are obese are more likely to have sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies?

31 08, 2014

Size Politics: Dating, Salaries, And Friendships

By | August 31st, 2014|Beauty, Standards of Black Beauty, The Op-Eds|24 Comments

Revisiting the idea of "dating while overweight," and what I learned from the debate that ensued.

19 08, 2014

On @BorisKodjoe’s Twitter Rant About Obesity

By | August 19th, 2014|Celeb Watch|70 Comments

How Boris Kodjoe went from "300lb women with chicken wings grinding on" him to "be healthy so your kids can be healthy!" in under 5 tweets.

15 07, 2014

“Weight Loss Is For People With Low Self-Esteem”

By | July 15th, 2014|It's All Mental|48 Comments

"People who want to lose weight have low self-esteem. Why can't they just stay the way they are?"

10 07, 2014

Ending Emotional Eating, and the Transformative Art of Self-Care: On Celibacy and Self-Love

By | July 10th, 2014|Emotional Eating|6 Comments

How stock in Duracell helped me become a better person. Just kidding! Sort of.

3 07, 2014

Marriages More Satisfying When Wife Is Thinner Than Hubby?

By | July 3rd, 2014|Social Construct|22 Comments

Marriages are more satisfying for both partners when wives are thinner than their husbands, according to a new study.

1 07, 2014

The Self-Confidence Game

By | July 1st, 2014|It's All Mental, Running|15 Comments

A short rant on the development of self-confidence as it applies to weight loss.

6 06, 2014

Your Daughter, Her Weight… And You

By | June 6th, 2014|Beauty|14 Comments

I remember high school. I'd pretty much prefer to forget, honestly. I can say that I enjoyed my years, there. I was entrenched in the music department, lived in the library and was pretty good at staying out of trouble. I was pretty shielded from the traumas of weight that the outside world was facing. [...]

5 06, 2014

A Follow Up To Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault & Weight Gain: Outside Perspective

By | June 5th, 2014|Social Construct, The Op-Eds|51 Comments

A white man's perspective of street harassment and interactions between men and women of color.

30 05, 2014

What A Victim-Blaming World Looks Like To A Victim

By | May 30th, 2014|The Op-Eds|45 Comments

How victim-blaming affects our world, and how we interact with one another.