Saturday, December 20, 2014

Challenging the Thin Ideal

Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.psychologytoday.com/blog/eating-mindfully Approximately 50-70% of adolescent girls report feeling dissatisfied with their body. This dissatisfaction has been associated with a number of negative consequences including increased negative affect, decreased physical activity, and eating disorders. Exposure to media portraying the thin ideal of beauty has emerged as a cause of body dissatisfaction. Cognitive […]

Low-Fat Love 101: Facebook during Challenging Times

Facebook has become a meaningful part of my life. Years ago I wouldn’t have predicted that, but the world has changed, and personally, my life has as well. After more than a decade as a college professor I left academia to be an independent researcher and author. Since I now work from home, Facebook is […]

What Do You Think You Deserve

Do you often eat food that isn’t good for you and that you’re not hungry for because you insist, “Well, why shouldn’t I eat it? I deserve it.” Truth is, when you feel truly deserving of good things, you don’t think this way. Yes, you do deserve to eat yummy foods, but with entitled eating, […]

Lindy Olsen: Believe in Yourself, Get moving and Get Gorgeous from the inside out!

For the first time in my life I am happy with myself, I am finally comfortable in my own skin and I love life. This is a statement that I am proud to be able to say, and if you’d asked me nine years ago how I felt about myself, my answer would have been […]

Interview with AfterBuzz Host, Kristyn Burtt: Unplugging During Holiday Weekends

Can you tell us a bit about any upcoming projects or events that you are working on? I’m in the middle of the season for the “Dancing With the Stars” after show on AfterBuzz TV. The fans are passionate about their favorite dancers and celebs, so I have to keep on top of all of […]

Interview with Revenge actor, Henri Esteve: stand up for yourself, otherwise no one else will

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I grew up in Miami, Fl. Raised by a strong Cuban mother. Left when I was 17 to NYC to train in theatre and pursue a career in acting. I now act for a living, and that’s an awesome thing to be able to say that […]

Interview with Amy Leigh Mercree: Take a Day Just For You

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I’m a writer: full of ideas and willing to tap away on a keyboard to bring them to life. I write books, articles, novels, short films, screenplays, and more. I’m also a host and speaker and my focus is to promote living from the heart. That’s […]

Actress and Singer, Cyrina Fiallo, Talks About How To Deal with Bullies

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. I have a big, beautiful, Cuban/Italian family and I’m an actress, singer, writer and peanut butter enthusiast.  Can you tell us a bit about any upcoming projects or events that you are working on? I’m really excited about […]

Body Image Myths and the Last Accepted Prejudice

A lot of us spend a lot of time consuming media from all directions. Print, online, video, audio. We are bombarded with messages about how we are supposed to look. For women, the pressure to achieve the ideal female body image is powerful. All-around we are shown images of hyper-slim, either tall or petite, large […]

Time to Eat

October 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Intuitive Eating, Mindfulness, Self-Care

Graciously re-posted courtesy of ww.psychologytoday.com/blog/eating-mindfully The clock hits noon—that means its lunchtime. My co-worker brought cookies to work—I might as well eat one (or three). That chips ad on television looks so tempting—I’ll go into the kitchen and grab a handful. I’m meeting friends at my favorite restaurant for dinner—I better order something yummy. These […]

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