Last month I was lucky enough to have breakfast with an amazing group of women in celebration of the launch of Stacey Garlicky’s debut book, Food, Sex & You. Through this book, the mental health advocate and registered psychotherapist shares her own exploration of body image, self-esteem and self-worth in an effort to help others overcome similar challenges.


This is a hot topic right now.

From the phenomenon of selfies to controversial ad campaigns and unnecessary Photoshopping, positive self-image has been taking a harsher beating than usual these days. We’re all guilty of putting ourselves down, but the ideal standards of beauty continue to go in an impossible direction, especially since manipulating your own image has become easier than ever with the proliferation of photo editing apps.

Kim Kardashian and everything she represents — or doesn’t represent — took over much of the conversation during our breakfast at Colette. It’s interesting to see how one person can be so polarizing — or perhaps confounding would be a better descriptor. Yet at the end of the day, we all walked away understanding that as much as the landscape is changing for women, much still remains the same.


I can’t wait to crack open the book. My reading list has become pretty long, but once I do I’ll be back with my thoughts on it.