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Your Body Is Not A Disneyland Part 8: The Morning After, or It’s Really Not You, but I’ve Gotta Go

Posted on 2, November 2010

in Category Integrity, Love, Media, sex, Society, Uncategorized

It has been a long road, but this will be the last post in my series about sex and how we treat our bodies, and just look where our fling has taken us. We started out in Part 1 with the sex talk, in Part 2 talked about love, Part 3 became lost in the throws of passion, Part 4 took a road trip with Vanessa in our guest post, had to stop and do our homework in Part 5, became distracted by the TV and media in Part 6, our real, feel, and ideal in Part 7, and now [&hellip

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Your Body Is Not A Disneyland Part 7: Perception, Disparity and Our Search for Acceptance

Posted on 19, September 2010

in Category Integrity, Love, relationships, sex, Society

I often talk about our real, feel and ideal with people. These three terms have to do with how people see us and our actions (our real), how we feel about ourselves deep down inside (our feel), and how we want to be seen by ourselves and others (our ideal). Often people have wide gaps between a few of these concepts, if not all three. The more separation between our real, feel, and ideal, usually the more distress a person feels in their life. When it comes to how we treat our bodies, there are often wide gaps between our [&hellip

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Your Body Is Not A Disneyland, Part 6: The Media Machine

Posted on 14, July 2010

in Category Media, sex, Society, Uncategorized

So, it’s been a few weeks, and I hope you did your homework that I provided in my last post. I, too, have continued to pay attention to what I have seen and the sexual innuendo on various media sites goes from the very subtle to the obvious. The question I have is, “How many of us actively look at this and discriminate the content we are viewing and how that content affects our attitudes, emotions and beliefs?” Even more, how does that content affect our kids? Get Slinky I would like to provide you with a few examples that [&hellip

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Your Body Is Not A Disneyland Part 5: The Homework Assignment

Posted on 17, June 2010

in Category Media, sex, Society

I am going to take a side step before we continue on with the Media Machine. I would like to give you an assignment. Did you ever take a moment to think about how you learned to speak a language? Did you just wake up one day and start talking? No. Over time you were exposed to the language. You initially had no idea what people were saying, but as you grew older, you understood more and more and tried to speak. Your brain continued to develop and you understood more and more and learned to speak better and better. [&hellip

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Your Body Is Not A Disneyland (Part 4) Vanessa’s Guest Post

Posted on 16, May 2010

in Category Integrity, Love, relationships, sex, Society, Uncategorized

In the last year, I became acquainted with Vanessa Van Petten, a very insightful and ambitious young woman who wrote a book about parenting as a teenager, You’re Grounded, from the teen’s perspective. She didn’t stop there, however. She since has developed a website called that also involves a number of teen writers to help educate parents on trends with teens and good advice for parents and kids, and she has appeared on various television shows as a youthologist and resource for teen behaviors. When I thought about writing this series, I wanted to team up with someone who could [&hellip

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Your Body Is Not A Disneyland (Part 2)

Posted on 9, March 2010

in Category Love, Media, Uncategorized

Welcome back. In my first installment, I discussed the nature of our relaxed attitudes toward sex. I feel that we are in a precarious position, and our children are in danger of suffering from our lack of self-respect. So let’s pick it up from here. What I always tell people is that even though we may have roots that connect us to the animal world, we also have a brain that functions at a higher level. The gift of our frontal lobe is that we can use our ability to reason to help manage our unavoidable more primal and animalistic [&hellip

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