Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Low-Fat Love 101: The Codes of Female Friendship

September 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Empowerment, Role Models, Sharing Feelings

I’ve been thinking a lot about friendship lately, especially female friendship. I have the most amazing women friends, and as cliché as it sounds, I can’t imagine my life without them. They are such a value-added in so many different ways. Some of them are going through tough times which makes me think about all […]

A Love Letter to My Daughter

Dearest. As I fed you at 4 o’clock this morning I admired your beautiful face: the curve of your check, the peacefulness of your gently closed perfect eyelids with their fan of lashes, the ski slope curve of your up-turned nose. You are everything you need to be. You are beautiful, not because society says […]

A Conversation with Choreographer Tara Nicole Hughes

September 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image, Expressive Arts, Featured, Movement

Our own Robyn Hussa caught up with choreographer Tara Nicole Hughes to get the details on her career, life and what inspires her most. RH: Please tell us about yourself and what you do? TNH: I am a dancer/choreographer.  I started dancing at age 9 at a local studio in Orlando, Florida.  I walked in the […]

Finding Your Sanctuary

Recently, my family and I were fortunate enough to discover The Wild Animal Sanctuary, a place in Colorado in which animals (carnivores like lions, tigers, and bears…oh my!) are rescued, often from misinformed people who attempt to keep such animals as pets. The animals are taken to an amazing facility of over 700 acres, in […]

No Pain, No Gain?

The idea of “fitspo” (short for fitspiration / fitness inspiration) has been on my radar for a while and I’m glad that it has received increased attention over the past few months! A huge part of my attempt to address this issue, and the issue of destructive behavior in the fitness world has been the […]

What Is Mental Fitness?

Mental Fitness is a prevention concept. Mental Fitness is as important — if not more important — than physical fitness. Mental Fitness means gathering together existing evidence-based programs so that teachers around the world have access! Mental Fitness means promoting the 7 shared protective categories that exist between eating disorders, weight-related concerns, addictions and mental […]

End Bullying Due To Weight Stigma!

  Join us in celebrating and honoring #WSAW (Weight Stigma Awareness Week)! Need programming ideas to raise awareness of the damages that weight bias and stigma have in your community?  The BEDA, ANAD and MFI organizations are releasing a 20 minute version of the Beneath The Floorboards documentary film based on the true story of […]

Childhood obesity initiatives, we must do better!

September 3, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured, HAES, Prevention, Weight Stigma

I have a very specific memory of a class project that my second grade class did for math in 1990. We were supposed to weight ourselves to get a number that then we would use in an equation. I was 8 years old and had spent quite a bit of time at the doctor being […]

Low-Fat Love 101: The Economics of Romance

September 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Finances, Finding Your Voice, Sharing Feelings

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about social class, identity and intimate relationships. My latest novel American Circumstance, explores appearance versus reality; how our lives and relationships look versus how we experience them and the role social class plays in all of this. In the book I tried to provide a backstage view to the […]

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