Friday, October 20, 2017

Birds-Eye View

The last time I went to Pikes Peak (not far from the place that I now call home), I had no intention of doing anything other than hiking and enjoying the scenery with my husband. Little did I know that I would have two experiences that changed how I feel about the world around me, […]

Coping with FEAR

We all have fear, it’s how we as a species has survived this long. Our amygdala or “Reptile Brain” as this is often referred to, keeps us safe with the amazing ‘fight or flight’ response.  It can also keep us STUCK when we react out of fear.  Coping with fear is something all of us […]

Vote While Parenting a Child With an Eating Disorder?

Are you wondering how you can have time to vote while parenting a child with an eating disorder? How to deal with the stress of a loved one’s eating disorder? How to manage all there is to do while being a caregiver? Anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one knows the surreal […]

Self Care and Weight Stigma

Hi all, this will eventually be two separate posts but for now both things are of equal and related (in my world) importance. SELF CARE Last week I went on a retreat called: Deep, Rich and BOLD put on by Thea Sheldon for women who are up to big things. I laid down some pain I’d been holding […]

Coffee, Talk, and a Walk!

One of the best mantras that I have incorporated into my life over the past several years is what I call “Coffee, Talk, and a Walk.” If you are stressed, need to sort out an issue, or just want to feel even better overall, I suggest you take part in this mantra as well. Some […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Outlets”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Outlets (Body Empowerment 9),” originally posted September 1, 2008, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. Check it out! About BODY EMPOWERMENT: Founded in 2008, “Body Empowerment” is hosted and produced by NYC-based writer, performer, and eating disorder recovery advocate Caroline Rothstein. […]

Rejuvenation, Relaxation, Reconnection, RETREAT

“The myth is, when you focus on yourself you are being selfish. The reality is, if you don’t know your true self and cultivate an ongoing relationship with her, you can’t truly be with or give to anyone else.” – Jennifer Louden, The Woman’s Retreat Book I attended my first retreat about 15 years ago, […]

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 […]

time to chuck the chucks

I had these sneakers for nearly 15 years. I was in love with them despite the urges from those around me who did all but beg me to get rid of them with promises that a new pair would offer me all that these had and more. Nope! This was true love. These sneakers made […]

Relationship with Yourself

Our relationships with other humans are incredibly vital to our happiness and well-being. In fact, they can make or break our world at times! But have you ever stopped to think about the various other relationships in your life, maybe those that are less conventional? Just as you strive to improve your relationships with your […]

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