Author Maria Furlough wasn't always the confident woman she is today. In fact, if you would have known her when she was younger you would have seen an insecure girl struggling with disordered eating who eventually became addicted to diet pills. Counseling helped, and now Maria has a family of her own. Now Maria's goal is to be healthy, not skinny, while modeling a healthy body image to her daughter. Furlough encourages moms to begin sowing seeds of healthy self-confidence in their daughters when they are very young and to prepare their girls for the changes that come with puberty.