Friday, December 9, 2016

Unleash Kindness in Your Life: Open Yourself to Happiness

Kindness, used mindfully, is a practical tool to feel good about yourself, even in the most trying situations. You live in a society that runs on selling product to consumers. That means all communication channels are loaded with expertly created words, pictures, stories and films designed to sell you something. It’s important for you to […]

Perfection Does Not Exist

So many people, eating disordered or not, are just so engrossed with the topic of perfection and imperfection. It can really become an obsession, whether it’s body image related, beauty related, achievement related, or beyond. There are so many things you can find to become obsessed about where flaws are concerned… but it takes away […]

Does my child have an eating disorder? What role does denial play in accepting the fact?

Eating Disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. Yet, regularly those of us working to bring health and hope to families impacted by these deadly illnesses hear statements like these from parents and doctors: “She/he is at a ‘normal’ weight so we don’t need to pull her/him out of college.” “He/she HAS […]

Why Weight Loss Is The Wrong Goal

A Marsha Hudnall blast-from-the-past, originally posted September 11, 2009. I own and direct a women’s healthy weight loss retreat.  But I wish women would stop trying to lose weight. No, I don’t want to put myself out of business.  I’d just rather help women set and achieve goals that will really take them where they […]

The Self-Love Rule

April 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Featured, Self Esteem

Blast from the past, originally posted July, 2009: You’ve heard of the golden rule right? It’s an idea I personally try to live by every day. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. So simple yet so poignant. In most situations is makes perfect sense. It breeds empathy and Lord knows […]

Mother May I?

Perhaps it is a coincidence, perhaps it is because I called my mother, Ma, but the first two letters of the month reminds me that MAy brings us Mother’s Day.  Despite the fact that some folks tout this as a shameless commercial “Hallmark” opportunity for selling cards and gifts, others experience it as a more […]

Today Show’s Comments about Jessica Simpson: “She’s Pretty Fat”

This guest post graciously submitted by Sarah Biskobing, RD.  It seems as though once again, Jessica Simpson is under the microscope when it comes to her weight. This time, she is being criticized for being too heavy while being pregnant. Apparently, Jessica has gained around 40 pounds so far during her pregnancy. Dr. Nancy Snyderman […]

The Power of Role Models: A Young Woman’s Lifelong Bond With One of America’s Most Influential Political Figures

When Joslyn Smith told me about her lifelong correspondence with one of America’s most influential political figures … and the resulting chain of events that ensued … I had to film her experience. For so many young people, they believe that there is no way out of their situation — regardless of what it is. […]

Be a Part of Body Re-Imaging Revolution

Graciously Re-posted from R. Hussa’s Eating Disorders In Schools blog at Gurze Publications As a professional performer I experienced profound struggles with body image in my 20’s and 30’s.  The pressure of having to be outwardly attractive in order to get a paycheck was excessively stressful.  But my struggles didn’t begin in professional arenas alone.  I […]

If I Don’t Like Me, Can I Take Care of Me?

Originally posted October, 2009 when Marsha Hudnall, RD, MS first joined the WeAreTheRealDeal site. Marsha has taught hundreds of women how to live the HAES (Health At Any Size) lifestyle through her decades of work at Green Mountain at Fox Run, a women’s retreat where she serves as owner and director. Read Marsha’s blog at […]

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