Friday, September 30, 2016

Miss District of Columbia USA 2010, MacKenzie Green, opens up about online bullying

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? My name is MacKenzie Green.  I guess most people may know me as former Miss District of Columbia USA 2010.  I was not a pageant girl growing up; I was a jock, former Junior Olympian and D1 athlete, so entering in to the world of pageantry […]

How to Disrupt Eating Disorder Patterns to Better Your Life

Do you want a more interesting life filled with projects you care about and people you enjoy being with? Your own efficient routines may be getting in your way. Here’s how to find opportunity doors in your life.

Fashion retailers and size discrimination- you have more power than you think!

Something that Plus Size women have known for years is finally coming to the surface in various news outlets: weight and size discrimination is not only prevalent but often intentional. Recently the Huffington Post exposed high end athletic brand Lululemon for their intentional sizeist practice of removing “larger” sizes from the front of the store […]

Flu and eating disorders: stay healthy

* It’s pretty. It’s real. Help your body ward it off.   If you have an eating disorder, whether or not you are in recovery, please know that this flu season holds particular risks for you.  An eating disorder is an illness and therefore compromises your immune system regardless of how you look or how […]

Top Ten Medication Exercises You Should Do For Better Vision

Since eyes are the most important and most commonly used part of the body, they get strained easily. Eye exercises have been practiced for many years in order to maintain a healthy vision. These exercises not only help in strengthening eye muscles, but also improve the blood circulation to the eyes. Following are some exercises […]

Exhorting Obese People to Eat Less and Exercise More Doesn’t Work

In Gary Taubes’ article “The New Obesity Campaigns Have it All Wrong” in the May 14, 2012 issue of Newsweek, he points out some refreshing facts that help shed light on our country’s obsession with thinking that obesity is caused from “gluttony and sloth” or an imbalance of energy / food intake.  He cites Hilda […]

Just Sit Back and Allow the Universe to Hold You Awhile

December 9, 2011 by  
Filed under Healthy Coping, Yoga

Borrowed from Robyn Hussa’s Recovery Yoga blog. I recently met Jodi Rubin at an outing for eating disorders clinicians in New York City.  Aside from being a clinician, Jodi creates the curricululm for eating disorders programming at NYU’s Silver School of Social work and is a frequent lecturer.  Below is a guest blog post – something […]

Breathe to Relieve Stress!

December 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Featured, Mindfulness, Yoga

You’d never think it, but breathing exercises are great (and easy) ways to manage stress, stay balanced and find more joy in life.  Here are a few fun facts that might help you take a moment to breathe even deeper next time …  (Excerpts borrowed from my Eating Disorder Recovery Yoga blog and Healthy Selfitude) Benefits […]

ED 101 — A Film About Eating Disorders

This is our first post from Robyn Hussa, President of Normal in Schools (NIS). She started NIS driven to bring to our schools education about eating disorder through theater (or as Robyn would say “theatre” but I’m not so hip to the art scene). We all think we know everything about eating disorders, after all we are suffers, […]

Read My Hips

September 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Dieting, Fat Acceptance, Loving Your Body

This is an excerpt from WATRD Contributor Kim Brittingham’s book Read My Hips. See accolades at the bottom of the page! —— I don’t ever remember my mother being fat, and yet I clearly remember her dieting.  When I was growing up, she read many women’s magazines — Redbook, Family Circle, Woman’s Day.  As a stay-at-home […]

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