BETTY CHAMBERS

Narcissism for Black Women: The Very Good and Healthy Expression of Deep Self-Love, and Extreme Self-Devotion. Why? Because It's Good For Ya! And Sometimes I Write about Natural Hair, Among Other Things


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Lately, people have been calling me skinny

It’s a weird comment to hear, especially coming from one of the office whales. You know, like if you think I am skinny, what does that make you? And she sounded exasperated, like how dare I appear so small – at least in her eyes, because I don’t see it. I was told by someone […]

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Overcoming Social Anxiety

Embrace the nervousness! Conquer the fears! More information here.

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Shyness and Society Anxiety

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Goals Reset: Where Has the Time Gone? It’s May Already!!!!

Oh my goodness! This is crazy. I mean we are almost at the half point of this year already! Where did the time go? I’m scared I will look around and it’ll be Christmas again. Time for me to start my New Year’s Resolutions all over again. Gym Rat / Weight Loss I’ve been at […]

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Health Issue: Salt, Sodium and Exercise

During the winter I watch what I eat, yet I rarely exercise. I stop around the time I need to see a doctor regarding respiratory or bronchial problems. I was rather good at keeping my weight down. Yet, come Spring it jumps up a bit. I’ve been walking since February, but haven’t made much headway. […]

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Peace: The Way Within and Without

I am someone more fond of hearing a joke as opposed to a serious news story of the day. I didn’t and don’t want to know who got shot, stabbed, and died tragically. I got rid of my television set, so I could get a good night’s sleep. I enjoy my peace. The news used […]

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Vanity Check: Hair and Body

When one is as vain (sometimes) as I am, I like to periodically do the head and body check. Finally, lost another inch, down to 39-30-39. I was able to squeeze into a pair of Levi’s size 12 (super stretcher!). Counting from my highest weight (almost two years ago), I’ve lost 40 lbs. Oh the […]

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Hair Confession: Nappy Head Check vs Relaxed

I do not believe that black women who do not relax / perm their hair are more politically or socially aware, or even nicer / friendlier than those who do. Nope. People are complex, complicated beings. A hair style doesn’t tell me anything about them. I think a number of people do make interesting assumptions. […]

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Weight Loss: Getting a Digital Scale

I’m not sure if it will make any difference in losing weight, but I purchased a digital scale. It measures the level of: body fat, water, and muscle. I found the body fat amount similar to what I get from web site calculators. The Digital Scale is a Conair Weight Watchers brand. The picture is […]

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Health Clubs: Why I Hate Them

I have joined a number of health clubs over the years. Like anything that I’ve used out of necessity (at the given time), I’ve grown to hate these places. What’s my beef with them? I expect service and cleanliness, yet I realize I want too much. That’s a common theme with almost everything for me: […]

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Weight Loss: The Holding Pattern – Part 2

There are many emotional issues behind the holding pattern regarding weight loss. I’ve certainly had my share of them. Why the weight comes back or more won’t come off: 1. Getting tired of it. The exercises become boring. The body is adjusting to the torture, um, exercise and after a while I need to find […]

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The blunt truth of a picture

For a number of months (9+), I focused on getting my hair past a certain length. It grows fast, but every winter I’d lose over 3-5 inches. Recently, I thought I was shoulder length until I did a stretch test: pulling a two-strand twist and seeing how far it would go. To some people, getting […]

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