Sunday, December 21, 2014

awww, you’re so cute!

46% of 9-11 year-olds are “sometimes” or “very often” on diets, and 82% of their families are “sometimes” or “very often” on diets 42% of 1st – 3rd grade girls want to be thinner 51% of 9-10 year old girls feel better about themselves when they are dieting 9% of 9 year olds have vomited […]

What do you love about your body?

Men and women spend an enormous amount of time using negative self-talk to minimize, judge and criticize themselves. Most people aren’t even aware of how incessantly this internal tyrannical tape plays. Think about it in your own life – how much negative self-talk to you engage in? If you engage in any, it’s already too […]

wabi-sabi

“Wabi Sabi is a way of life that appreciates and accepts complexity while at the same time values simplicity. It nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect. To accept these realities is to accept contentment as the maturation of happiness, and to acknowledge […]

The Trick Is Not “Not Minding”

Gaius Mucius is at the center of this story about conquering pain. As a young Roman in the 6th Century B.C. he was captured and threatened with being burned alive. To prove his courage, he stuck his right hand into the fire until it burned, thereby losing his right hand and earning the name “Scaevola” […]

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! […]

No pain, no gain?

The idea of “fitspo” (short for fitspiration / fitness inspiration) has been on my radar for a while and I’m glad that it has received increased attention over the past few months! A huge part of my attempt to address this issue, and the issue of destructive behavior in the fitness world has been the […]

No Pain, No Gain?

The idea of “fitspo” (short for fitspiration / fitness inspiration) has been on my radar for a while and I’m glad that it has received increased attention over the past few months! A huge part of my attempt to address this issue, and the issue of destructive behavior in the fitness world has been the […]

be naïve enough to not know what you can’t accomplish

Kevin Plank, creator and CEO of Under Armour, Inc., said one of the most inspiring quotes I have heard in a long time. When asked about the experience of building his brand, he remarked, ”[I was] smart enough to be naïve enough to not know what I couldn’t accomplish.” Here is a little bit about Kevin’s […]

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 […]

Raising Kids After Having an Eating Disorder

Raising Kids After Having an Eating Disorder How to help children develop a healthy relationship to food by Jodi Rubin, ACSW, LCSW, CEDS (reprinted with permission from Seleni Institute, a nonprofit organization based in New York City that provides care, information and research support central to women’s reproductive and maternal mental health and well-being.) Many women (and […]

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