Sunday, December 4, 2016

What If Anxious Eating is About Things Insignificant and Inconsequential

A while ago, imagine my surprise when I turned left at an intersection and went through a red light. (I expected the yellow light to become a green turn arrow as it usually did at this intersection). Knowing the intersection has a red-light camera, I figured I’d probably receive a ticket. Immediately, feeling anxiety rising, […]

Miss District of Columbia USA 2010, MacKenzie Green, opens up about online bullying

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? My name is MacKenzie Green.  I guess most people may know me as former Miss District of Columbia USA 2010.  I was not a pageant girl growing up; I was a jock, former Junior Olympian and D1 athlete, so entering in to the world of pageantry […]

Interview with artist, Crystal Marcano: Beauty should never be defined by anyone for anyone else

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I’m an actress, but more broadly I consider myself an artist. I love acting as well as writing and singing. I love any form of creative expression – the arts is a huge part of my life and an important part of who I am.  I’m […]

Interview with Amy Leigh Mercree: Take a Day Just For You

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I’m a writer: full of ideas and willing to tap away on a keyboard to bring them to life. I write books, articles, novels, short films, screenplays, and more. I’m also a host and speaker and my focus is to promote living from the heart. That’s […]

Finding Your Sanctuary

Recently, my family and I were fortunate enough to discover The Wild Animal Sanctuary, a place in Colorado in which animals (carnivores like lions, tigers, and bears…oh my!) are rescued, often from misinformed people who attempt to keep such animals as pets. The animals are taken to an amazing facility of over 700 acres, in […]

How Movies, Music and Books Help Us Be Happy

This Guest Post graciously submitted by Allison Moody Though depression is a serious medical condition and is difficult to fight, there are things that people with this diagnosis, or people who just feel depressed from time to time, can do to alleviate their pain. Art is Not Just Some Pretty Pointless Pastime Many people consider […]

All This Talk of Mindfulness … What IS IT?

Partially re-posted from my “Eating Disorders in Schools” blog on Gurze publications. According to Jon Kabat-Zinn of the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts, “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”*  When I teach students about mindfulness I explain that it is an important part […]

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 […]

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 […]

Breathe.

This fabulous Guest-Post is graciously submitted by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt. Living in a world that is so focused on performance, looks and competition with others, we often forget to breathe. By breathing, I don’t mean the the process that moves air in and out of the lungs, but the art of taking the time to concentrate […]

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