About the Author
Linda Hart
I'm a lifelong Unitarian Universalist, in the ministry for 30 years and currently serve as an Interim Minister at Evergreen UU Fellowship.

Moralizing Health

I have pixelated friends. That is, some of my best friends are a group of women who I’ve known for 8 or 9 years almost exclusively via the internet. The husband of one member of the group calls us her ‘imaginary friends.’ We met when all of us were doing Weight Watchers online, and frequented one of the electronic bulletin boards there. We got in the habit of checking in with each other every day, sharing our victories at the scale and also our non-scale victories of fitting into smaller sizes of clothes or making better (that is, lower calorie) choices. (more…)