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Interviews with Big Bloggers

Interview with “Becoming a Better Woman” Creator Amy Harman

2 Comments 16 April 2012

I am so excited to present today’s interview with Amy Harman of Becoming a Better Woman.

Amy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has experience treating individuals, couples, and families for issues ranging from teenage substance abuse, depression, anxiety, abuse and trauma, to (the all-too familiar topic of) eating disorders. As a psychology-grad (and enthusiast) who also blogs about female self-improvement and self-understanding, I have an enormous amount of respect for Amy’s work.

Becoming a Better Woman has inspired a lot of posts on MsMorphosis, and I am constantly inspired by her insightful, loving, informative approach to dealing with issues that impact modern women. From her Stories of Strength series, to her powerful posts on the objectification and sexualization of women in society and the media, to dealing with relationship and body issues, Becoming a Better Woman is a phenomenal resource and refuge for anyone that has ever struggled with their body, their relationships, and the pressures of life today.

In this interview I was so excited to pick Amy’s brain about body image, blogging, and how it all changes once you become a mother.

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Interviews with Big Bloggers

Interview with Floliving Founder & Holistic Health Counselor Alisa Vitti

2 Comments 02 April 2012

I first discovered Alisa Vitti, HHC, AADP (Holistic Counselor, American Association on Drugless Practitioners) from her amazing Ted Talk “Loving Your Lady Parts as a Path to Success, Power, & Global Change.” I was having a particularly “hormonal” night, and her honesty and kindness brought me to tears and brought back my spirit. My writer’s block ended, and that night I wrote the post Is PMS Real or Imagined? The Short Guide to the Monthly Crash. Her work does what great people do: it inspires us, energizes us, and makes us feel understood enough to open up.

Alisa founded Laughing Sage Wellness Center, now Flo Living, 9 years ago, after being diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which she was able to heal herself through diet and lifestyle changes. She has received degrees from Johns Hopkins University and the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Today, she focuses on reproductive and hormonal health and creating real intimacy in relationships (MsMorphosis fans – does she sound like my soulmate, or what?). Continue Reading

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Interview with Psychology & Body Image Writer, PsychCentral’s Margarita Tartakovsky

6 Comments 19 March 2012

Today’s interview is with with Margarita Tartakovsky, an associate editor of PsychCentral, as well as the creator, author, and curator of PsychCentral’s body image blog “Weightless.” Weightless is a blog right after my own heart, covering concepts ranging from weight, to dieting, disordered eating, the culture of thinness, eating disorders, and emotional eating. From topics like “5 Things Not To Say to Someone With an Eating Disorder” to weekly Body Image Boosters, anyone that has struggled with food or their body will undoubtedly find comfort and wisdom in Margarita’s writing.

There were a few reasons I wanted to talk to Margarita here on Blogging Fearlessly. First of all, I’ve been following her for a long time and absolutely love her content. She produces a TON of it, so as a writer I’m fascinated by her productivity and how prolific she is. More than anything, though, Margarita has taken my two main interests in life (psychology and writing) and turned them into a real, adult career – one, I might add, that allows her to be creative, dictate her own schedule, and work from home. Continue Reading


Jen, MsMorphosis herself, writes with a wisdom that belies her age (astoundingly only 25) and speaks from a place that seems like you’re listening to your big sister, or a dear friend that you’ve never met. For me, the connection was instant, and the material has always been almost so personally intertwined and touching that I feel like the singer-story-teller in the song, ‘Killing Me Softly.’ — Sheanna Caban