Thursday, October 20, 2016

How Long Does It Take to Form A Habit?

When you’re trying to learn new behavior, how long do you give yourself? Do you expect to become habituated after a few tries or do you believe it’ll take such a long time that you give up in despair before you even start? Here’s what one scientific study has to say about habit formation. Most […]

Negative Emotions: Toxic or Healthy?

“Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.” —Carl Jung Experiencing negative emotions is an unavoidable dimension of human life: fear, anger, jealousy/envy, anxiety, depression, insecurity, hopelessness, inadequacy, etc. We all grapple with these feelings at one time or another and on any given day their intensity can be minute, moderate or severe. Either way, […]

Your Daily Practice

What does your daily practice consist of? If you’re like most people, this question leads you to draw a blank. “My daily practice??…what do you mean, like meditation or yoga or something…?” No, not exactly. Those things could very well be part of your daily practice, but what I’m referring to is something more fundamental […]

The Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

This post is written by Erica Moss, who is the community manager for the online Masters degree in nursing program at Georgetown University, offering one of the nation’s leading nurse midwife programs. She also enjoys photography and meeting new people. Humans have always enjoyed emotional benefits from their relationships with animals, but in recent decades […]

If I Don’t Like Me, Can I Take Care of Me?

Originally posted October, 2009 when Marsha Hudnall, RD, MS first joined the WeAreTheRealDeal site. Marsha has taught hundreds of women how to live the HAES (Health At Any Size) lifestyle through her decades of work at Green Mountain at Fox Run, a women’s retreat where she serves as owner and director. Read Marsha’s blog at […]

New Book Tells Women to Stop Fretting About Their Health

January 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders, Fitness, HAES

According to this New York Times blog post, Dr. Susan M. Love, one of the country’s most respected women’s health specialists, offers a new rule that I think will surprise many women (who are being inundated with New Year’s resolution messaging about getting thin NOW): stop worrying about your health.

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