Sunday, December 21, 2014

How to Deal with Holiday Food Pushers & Have Fun!

The holidays can be a whirlwind of calories and obligations pulling at you from every corner. To counteract all that chaos do the following three things: 1) Make a list of what honestly sounds fun for YOU during the holidays.  That could be anything from trimming your own tree solo with a glass of wine […]

Interview with actress Julia Cho: I am forging my own path

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I am an actor, an American-born child of Korean immigrant parents, and a native of Los Angeles. I am also a founding member of Artists at Play, a theatre-producing collective based in L.A. that presents work by Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) artists.   Can you […]

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, […]

Interview with Professional Dancer, Ingrid Graham: Happiness is a Direct Result of Our Actions

November 25, 2014 by  
Filed under Body Image, Dance, Featured, Role Models

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I am a professional dancer, choreographer and teacher. I also sit on two nonprofit boards and help procure funding and publicity for the causes close to my heart. I love working with children and founded a mentoring program for young aspiring dancers in the community. Can […]

Interview with MTV Awkward Actress, Mahaley Manning: Happiness comes from within

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Mahaley Manning has worked in Film and Television for almost a decade. Her credits include Screen Gems’ Easy A, NBC’s Our Show, Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush, ABC Family’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager and MTV’s Awkward. She can be seen in the upcoming CBS FIlms’ movie The D.U.F.F., coming to theaters in 2015. Mahaley recently co-founded MaHolland Productions, […]

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 Recording Artist, Katey Laurel “Be yourself. It’s Who You Are Best at Being!”

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I guess I consider myself a troubadour, storyteller, writer, singer and performing/recording artist. I have songs to write and people to share them with, and that’s what motivates me in the morning. I grew up in the mountains of Northwest Colorado reading, painting and riding horses, […]

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