Wednesday, October 16, 2019

All This Talk of Mindfulness … What IS IT?

Partially re-posted from my “Eating Disorders in Schools” blog on Gurze publications. According to Jon Kabat-Zinn of the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts, “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”*  When I teach students about mindfulness I explain that it is an important part […]

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Graciously re-posted courtesy of Gurze Publications. When I interviewed Dr. Craig Johnson of the Eating Recovery Center in Denver in 2010, he told me a surprising statistic: “The average adolescent patient coming in for eating disorder treatment is reporting an average of 4.2 hours of sleep per night.” According to the National Sleep Foundation, teens […]

#26 of 108: Get a Free $261,000 Makeover!

This is #26 of 108 Ways to Livin the Moment. Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny, and delicious moment at a time #26 of 108: Get a Free $261,000 Makeover “By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy.” –Unknown I have a hard time looking […]

The Real Me Photo Shoot

So, over the last year, I embarked on a challenge for myself … to experience more “yield” in my life and less “push.”  In so doing, I resisted going to the gym for an entire year (read more about that here).  Going to the gym (for me) means “pushing” — running, sweating, grunting to lift […]

108 Tips to Livin the Moment: Tell Your Deepest, Darkest Secret To…A Dog.

This is the sixth of 108 tips to Livin’ the Moment. Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny and delicious moment at a time. #6 of 108:  Tell a Dog Your Worries, Fears, and Secrets You have to purge yourself of darkness. There are lots of people who are physically fit and clean…but whose spiritual body […]

108 Ways to Livin the Moment: Unravel a Roll of Toilet Paper

This is the fifth of 108 tips to Livin’ the Moment. Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny and delicious moment at a time. #5 of 108:   Unravel a Roll of Toilet Paper If a roll of toilet paper represented the 5 billion year history of our planet, the existence of humans on the […]

Moment of the Day (Hold My Hand)

108 Ways to Livin the Moment Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny, and delicious moment at a time #4 of 108:   Holding a Stranger’s Hand…Even for Just a Moment When is the last time you held a stranger’s hand? “But that’s weird,” you say. What’s really weird is the lack of contact […]

Strange Love (1:1:1 … Are You In??)

Jonathan Safran Foer writes, “I regret that it takes a life to learn how to live.” It seems like we all have to go through so many lessons, trials, and struggles. Does it ever end? Just when you think you have got it figured out, the Universe lays the hammer down on you with some […]

Participate in a Study — Meditate and Feel Better About Your Body and Yourself

This guest post graciously submitted by Ellen Albertson, MS, MA, RD, CD who is conducting a study for her Ph.D. dissertation on the effects of meditation on women’s body image.  Please consider getting involved — WATRD Editor, Robyn Hussa. Hi Real Deal Community. My name is Ellen Albertson. I’m a Registered Dietitian, media psychologist, wellness […]

Fat is the New Skinny

Are you one of those rare people who can see past the physical and recognize one’s inner beauty? Honestly? The other day I was searching the internet for real life “Beauty and the Beast” stories and came across the following: “When I was in high school-there was this gal–her name was Trudy Nussbaum–her father was […]

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