Thursday, July 24, 2014

Our Awesome Interview with Professional Biker Todd Wells

July 23, 2014 by  
Filed under Featured, Guys, Role Models

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? My name is Todd Wells and I am a professional Mountain Bike Racer. I was born in Kingston NY and moved to Durango, CO after High School to attend Fort Lewis College and race Mountain Bikes. I quit college after two years and focused solely on […]

Our Interview with Artistic Powerhouse Steve Nguyen

July 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Featured, Film, Finding Your Voice, Role Models

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I’m just an enthusiastic artist coming from a modest background. I’ve been presented with wonderful opportunities as a screenwriter, director, and producer for several independent and mainstream motion pictures. Can you tell us a bit about any upcoming projects that you are working on? As of […]

Our Recent Interview with Anne McDaniels

July 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Featured, Role Models, Wellness

About Myself/What I Do: Hello and thank you so much for inviting me to do this! Originally from the Midwest, graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Business Degree, worked for a Fortune 100 Company for a couple of years before modeling in NYC, and finally transferring to LA. I’m a full time freelancing […]

How Can We Eliminate Fat Chat Forever?

I’ve wondered about this since I was in eighth grade. I stood in the lunchroom after school waiting for the bus by myself. None of my few friends were on a late bus so I was alone. Carla* sauntered up with Kerri*, who had the same birthday as me. I was wearing my brand new […]

#RealDeal Catches Up With Eric Hennig

We caught up with Eric Hennig, actor and artist, who shared his thoughts on stress-management, beauty and … body image. ~Robyn Hussa Farrell, Editor #RealDeal Eric, can you tell us a bit about who you are / what you do and what got you interested in working in the arts / entertainment industry?  What was […]

Rise, Maya Angelou, Rise!

In dedication to Maya Angelou’s courage, vision, pioneering dedication to the written, spoken and living word, to her grace, sassiness and for teaching us — like no other — how to use and offer our voices, how to live with love in our hearts and courage in our souls, #Real Deal shares Maya Angelou’s poem, Still I […]

You’re so beautiful, but…

Originally posted on The Manifest-Station Awhile ago, I was having dinner with just my dad. This is an anomaly in and of itself, but it happened. I remember that night clearly because I cried. Crying is a rarity for me; especially in front of people. I don’t remember what brought on the statement. I don’t […]

No Upside to Body Comparisons

Once again, I’m grateful to a client for bringing up an issue that too often plagues disregulated eaters: the compulsion to compare your body with that of others. In this, the most fat-phobic, thin-obsessed period in the history of the world, comparison may seem like normal behavior. But, truth is, it’s anything but. My client […]

Thick Skin, Soft Heart: Our Recent Interview with Actor Geno Segers

Geno, thank you so much for being a part of our organization’s mission of building mental fitness in all youth. Can you tell me more about your interest in this work and how it resonates for you? I have always had a close connection to this issue as a couple of my family members suffered […]

awww, you’re so cute!

46% of 9-11 year-olds are “sometimes” or “very often” on diets, and 82% of their families are “sometimes” or “very often” on diets 42% of 1st – 3rd grade girls want to be thinner 51% of 9-10 year old girls feel better about themselves when they are dieting 9% of 9 year olds have vomited […]

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