Tuesday, March 31, 2015

How To Build Mental Fitness in Schools

After working in schools across the nation the last 8 years to bring evidence-based mental fitness prevention programs to educators and kids, I thought I’d share some key strategies for ways to build mental fitness in youth. With one in five children currently struggling from mental illness* and with more than 38 million Americans struggling […]

Childhood Anorexia and P.A.N.D.A.S. – A Missing Link?

New evidence suggests some cases of childhood anorexia nervosa may be caused by a treatable syndrome called PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections). When I started researching PANDAS I came upon hundreds of stories of healing. Some were heartbreaking to read and learn what the children and families went through. But most end with […]

#RealDeal Applauds #FatIsNotAFeeling

@MentalFitness and #RealDeal’s very own Caroline Rothstein has been part of launching an international movement.  In just a few days, her #FatIsNotAFeeling video had over 1 million hits after this BuzzFeed article was released. This week, HuffPo writer, Hannah R. Winsten outlined the counter-movement being formed (#FatIsAFeeling) and described how “Endangered Bodies, the feminist, body-positive activist and support group […]

Interview with Frankenstein, MD’s star, Anna Lore: You have to love you

March 15, 2015 by  
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Please tell us about yourself and what you do? My name is Anna Lore and I’m an actor. I’m originally from Iowa and I’ve been living in LA for a couple years now. I love writing and performing sketch and comedy and I play Victoria Frankenstein on Frankenstein MD from PBS Digital Studios and Pemberley […]

Interview with Sunny Lenarduzzi: Don’t put pressure to be everything to everyone

March 13, 2015 by  
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Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I’m a social butterfly and a believer in the power of positivity. I love connecting with people, exercising, and laughing. I’m an entrepreneur, social media consultant and a digital lifestyle contributor for Hootsuite’s Social Update, The Huffington Post, CITY TV, CMS Connected, N3TWORK and the host […]

Socially Constructed

February 27, 2015 by  
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The late Stuart Hall explained how race is a “floating signifier” which means that it travels across time and space and is dependent upon the historical, geographical, political and cultural landscape that it rests itself upon. In this time, space and location; I still ponder on bell hooks and her lesson to me as a […]

Tinder and The Age of Online Dating

Tinder has become all the rage recently; all of my friends are talking about matching with someone or getting a message, and I’m over here like what the heck is Tinder? Do you mean the thing you start a fire with, that sort of tinder? As a 23-year-old graduate student I wouldn’t say that I […]

Miss District of Columbia USA 2010, MacKenzie Green, opens up about online bullying

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? My name is MacKenzie Green.  I guess most people may know me as former Miss District of Columbia USA 2010.  I was not a pageant girl growing up; I was a jock, former Junior Olympian and D1 athlete, so entering in to the world of pageantry […]

Interview with ESPN anchor, Bram Weinstein: True happiness is seeing my kids smile

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I am a native Washington transplanted to central Connecticut working at the Worldwide leader in Sports ESPN as a studio anchor and reporter. My main role is anchoring Sportscenter. I’m married with two children, aged 5 and 2.  Do you find the pressures of working in your […]

Interview with X Factor Arabia host, Bassel Alzaro: Like yourself, and be kind to yourself”

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I’m an international TV personality, actor and model. My career launched globally as the official host of “The X Factor” airing in more than 25 countries.   Can you tell us a bit about any upcoming projects or events that you are working on? I’m working […]

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