Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.LauraCipulloLLC.com Do you catch yourself staring at the back of packaged foods trying to decipher what the nutrition labels mean? Let’s face it… food labels can be very confusing. Now is our opportunity to have a voice in making changes! Have you seen the proposals for the new food label? This […]
October 22, 2013 by Amy Leigh Mercree
Filed under Activism, Advocacy, Empowerment, Finding Your Voice, Freedom, Healthy Communication, LGBT, Loving Your Body, Politics, Role Models, Self Esteem, Self-Acceptance, Self-Care, Self-Compassion, Spirituality, Volunteering, Wellness, Wellness
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 […]
The quote in the title comes from Ohio’s attorney general, Mike DeWine, and my new hero. He’s referring to the Steubenville horror where two athletes raped a 16 year old girl who was so drunk she didn’t know she was raped until she saw pictures and verbal descriptions in the social media posted by at […]
Yesterday The New York Times printed that Republicans approved platform language calling for a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion with no explicit exceptions for cases of rape or incest. What does this mean for women? According to Republicans: Our lives are not valued, our voices not respected, our choices are not our own. It also means […]
In last week’s post “Why Voting Matters for Girls…”, I discussed the importance of girls understanding the power of their voice in politics and mentioned that I would compile a list of resources that offer a selection of liberal (“left” or “democrat”), conservative (“right” or “republican”) and non-partisan (“in the middle”) news sources. Like everything […]
On May 7th, while still basking in the afterglow of International No Diet Day, The New York Times published a series of opinion pieces called Women, Weight, and Wellness that stirred up a great deal of discussion, debate, and commentary on the topic of…well…women, weight, and wellness! (Imagine that?!) Seeing size acceptance and HAES points […]
In response to the birth control debates, let’s bring it on — raise your voice — as high and as loud as you can. It is YOUR BODY! LET THEM HEAR YOU! Brava!
March 11, 2012 by Joslyn Smith
Filed under Art Therapy, Creative Art, Eating Disorders, EDNOS, Expressive Arts, Expressive Arts Therapies, Featured, HAES, Loving Your Body, Politics, Recovery, Self-Acceptance, Self-Care, Self-Compassion
As my introductory post for WATRD, I thought I’d share a little about myself and what brings me to this point in life, so that going forward those reading my words might have a better idea of what influences the perspectives I share. I am a thirty-something year old woman who two years ago left […]
I discovered this opinion piece on CNN.com yesterday (“Unhealthy Habits Are What’s Killing Us”), and found myself nodding time and time again at the key points the author, David Frum (a conservative — and I never agree with conservatives!), was making with respect to health care reform, which is likely to be written into law in 2010.