Posted in Fitness, Food, Life + Living, Self-Reflection

Live-Blogging while reading a blog: Gretchen Powell’s “Body Love vs. The Desire to be Thin”

2014-01-23 12_25_22-Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen! _ My Chronicles of Food, Fat, and Finally Crossing

As many of you might know, Gretchen Powell is one of my favorite bloggers. She’s down to earth, approachable, totally non-judgmental, and a great writer as well (true story: her first book was published last year and her next one is upcoming).  She writes about a variety of subjects, much like this blog, but she’s getting back to the basics about weight loss, gain, loss, and what she wants to gain.  I thought I’d try something different this time around and rather than leaving my commentary in a bubble where only a select few can see it, I wanted to “live blog” my reaction to her blog.  With the author’s permission, I present to you a reaction story to “Body Love vs. The Desire to be Thin.”

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Posted in College

Studying: normative influence

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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communication_in_small_groups

“Normative influence occurs when group members are persuaded b4 the knowledge that a majority of group members have a view.”

Pretty interesting reading for class tonight.