Monday, May 20, 2019

Hope For The Holidays

The holidays can be a very magical and special time for many people around the world but for others the holidays equate stress, anxiety, sadness or anger. This can be for a variety of reasons, familial issues, relationship issues, money issues, health issues the list goes on. For some reason the holiday season is the […]

@CameronCRussell, Marry Us on #RealDeal!

Cameron … Please consider taking the #RealDeal Pledge. and … Join us in our mission of increasing mental fitness, body esteem and self-acceptance through our evidence-based arts programs in schools. Marry.Us.   ~ Robyn Hussa Farrell, Author / Editor, #RealDeal For those who haven’t yet caught Cameron’s TEDtalk, please watch it here:

Empowered Dating: Loving Yourself, Having a Blast, & Treasuring What’s Important

What does it really mean to be empowered? Confident. Secure. Self-assured. Yes, but also striving, learning, seeking to grow. And even more than that, there can be vulnerability in empowerment. In fact, there can be anything within an empowered person because the essence of empowerment is self-acceptance. A person who accepts herself can learn confidence […]

awareness

It is said that ignorance is bliss. Perhaps this can be true for the short term, but for the long term, I respectfully disagree. Awareness affords us the opportunity of choice. Choice offers us agency in our lives. Increasing self-awareness allows for more choice and more influence in your life. It’s as simple as that! […]

Choosing Love in Politics and Life

 Well, I thought my first post for We Are the Real Deal, one of my favorite sites, would be about healthy relationships or self-empowerment but it turns out something kind of amazing has happened: someone has announced a political campaign based on love and dignity and I want to celebrate that with you today. Marianne […]

Finding Your Sanctuary

Recently, my family and I were fortunate enough to discover The Wild Animal Sanctuary, a place in Colorado in which animals (carnivores like lions, tigers, and bears…oh my!) are rescued, often from misinformed people who attempt to keep such animals as pets. The animals are taken to an amazing facility of over 700 acres, in […]

What Is Mental Fitness?

Mental Fitness is a prevention concept. Mental Fitness is as important — if not more important — than physical fitness. Mental Fitness means gathering together existing evidence-based programs so that teachers around the world have access! Mental Fitness means promoting the 7 shared protective categories that exist between eating disorders, weight-related concerns, addictions and mental […]

Rebel Your Way Out of Misery. Here’s How

Adversity may be inevitable but misery is optional. This goes along with the saying: “Adversity is a great teacher.”   You may not learn much from misery. But the burden of misery can become more than you can or are willing to be.  Then you rebel.

How Do You Define Beauty?

Merriam-Webster defines beauty as “the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit.” Pythagoras and Euclid attribute beauty to the geometric concept of the Golden Ratio (a+b is to a as a is to b). Science has even backed up the idea that this physical symmetry seems […]

Introducing the Womanifesto

Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD, CD, is the owner of Green Mountain at Fox Run, a pioneering healthy weight retreat for women.  Green Mountain has been working for 40 years now to help women stop dieting and change their focus from their weight to living their lives fully, and achieve health and happiness in the process.

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