Friday, November 28, 2014

Eating disorder recovery: using inspirational guides

Inspiring quotes and images can open your mind, invigorate your heart, refresh your soul and inspire your creative path.  You need all this to stay courageous and committed on your path to your eating disorder recovery. Here are some quotes to help you on your way.  Use them in your journal and in your meditations. […]

Beyonce, Thank You for Making Feminism Cool Again

If you saw the 2014 VMAs, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Beyonce closed the show and brought the house down with an incredible performance. It was everything from avant garde, to provocative, to unabashedly sexy, to touching. Besides her obvious, and stunning talent and beauty the underlying message was loud and clear, “I […]

From Diet To Disorder: How To Tell When You’ve Crossed The Line

Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.yourtango.com/experts/laura-cipullo. With the recent press surrounding The Biggest Loser winner Rachel Frederickson’s dramatic weight loss we felt it was appropriate to share the article When It’s No Longer a Diet by Laura Cipullo, RD CDE CEDRD CDN. What starts as a simple effort to lose weight can become a catastrophe if you are […]

Finding My Most Amazing Self

The woman who cuts my hair and gives it its natural shade of blonde said something to me the other day that brought me down a couple of pegs.  I was having one of those days where I felt tired, I was cranky, I certainly did not feel pretty after waking up with a pimple […]

Low-Fat Love 101: Always Bet on Yourself

I have loved writing since I was a child so I feel very fortunate to make my living as an author. This doesn’t mean that there haven’t been, and won’t continue to be, many rejections along the way. I have learned some things from those experiences that may be of value to others pursuing a […]

Low-Fat Love 101: Cultivating Your Identity

Last month my blog offered advice on how parents can help their daughters develop a positive sense of self. My first piece of advice centered in the importance of cultivating independent interests and skills, such as activities in the arts. This advice came from a personal place as my daughter Madeline (12 years old) has […]

Low-Fat Love 101: Raising Preteen Girls

In the battles we wage over accepting or resisting low-fat love in our lives, the greatest battle is with ourselves. When we develop a strong and positive sense of self we are less likely to settle in our relationships with romantic partners, friends, coworkers and others. When we feel good about ourselves we are less […]

Low-Fat Love 101: Diet Relationships

Welcome to Low-Fat Love 101, a new monthly blog about relationships, self-esteem and body image. I use the term” low-fat love” broadly to talk about self-esteem and how sometimes we settle for less than we want and pretend it is better than it is. For me, low-fat love is about trying to fake ourselves out, […]

Lessons from the Garden … of Abundance!

As Editor of WATRD, I allowed this post because I have personally taken Maripat’s class and recommend it without reservation.  You’ll be amazed the number of elements that tie together your money and self-worth … Enjoy the ride!  Robyn Hussa Consider the dandelion. Reviled by many as an insistent, bothersome weed, it nevertheless continues to […]

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 […]

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