Monday, April 27, 2015

Four Secrets to Authentic Love

As the saying goes, “Love is all around us.”   Make a commitment today to see and experience love at least once per hour.  Try it for a day.  Notice the love with which a coworker holds the door for you with a smile.  Notice the love between the couple in the car next you […]

Interview with voice actress, Maddy Peters: Standing up for others

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? Hey, I’m Maddy. I’m a voice actress on TV shows like Martha Speaks and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and I’m also an art student studying illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art. I love drawing and animation and when I graduate I want to […]

Interview with Miss Vermont, Lucy Edwards: Being a role model to younger women

April 2, 2015 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I am the current Miss Vermont. I’m taking time off of school right now to serve the state, and promote the four points of the Miss America Organization- scholarship, success, style, and service.   Can you tell us a bit about any upcoming projects or events […]

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 […]

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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